Welcome to the School of Communication.

Joseph Zompetti

Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • COM 303.Sec 001 Controversy And Contemporary SocietyDownload Syllabus
  • COM 287.Sec 032 Independent Study
  • COM 400.Sec 032 Independent Study
  • COM 371.Sec 001 Political CommunicationDownload Syllabus
  • COM 498.Sec 032 Professional Practice In Communication
  • COM 402.Sec 001 Seminar in Rhetorical Communication Research MethodsDownload Syllabus
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • I teach courses in civic engagement, rhetoric, and argumentation. My courses usually involve aspects of rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, critical theory, cultural studies, civic engagement and social movement theories and magic.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • My research interests include the rhetoric of Sacco & Vanzetti, the rhetoric of Dante, Gramsci, civic engagement, rhetorical theory and criticism, and the rhetoric of magic.
  • Ph D Communication / Rhetoric - 1998
  • Wayne State University
  • Detroit, MI
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Cesar Chavez’s Rhetorical Strategies of Resistance
  • MA Communication - 1995
  • Illinois State University
  • Normal, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Symbolic Meanings and Motives: Social Justice in the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church
  • BA Political Science - 1993
  • Butler University
  • Indianapolis
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Sri Lanka: Colonialism and Conflict
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • ISU Internationalization Award for Global Learning
  • OISP
  • 2016
  • Janice Witherspoon Neuleib Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • CAS
  • 2016
  • University Teaching Award nominee
  • 2015
  • Fulbright Specialist Grant
  • 2015
  • College of Arts & Sciences Dossey Teaching award nominee
  • 2013
  • University Teaching Award
  • 2013
  • University Teaching Award
  • 2011