Rhetoric and Communication
Sanae Elmoudden, Assistant Professor, received her
B.A. from Rutgers University, her M.A. and PhD from the University
of Colorado, Boulder. She studies the intersections between
globalization, technology, and communication—her emphasis is on the
implications of communication technologies on Organizational
Communication and Interpersonal Communication.
John B. Greg, Associate Professor, received the
Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit. He teaches
public speaking, argumentation and debate, analytical and critical
thinking, and decision making. Prof. Greg has co-authored research
on analytical/critical thinking and decision-making.
Jeremiah Hickey, Assistant Professor, received
his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. His teaching interests
include the connection between public address and political
philosophy, especially in relation to the development and
maintenance of a democratic society. He teaches courses that
concern the first amendment and civil society, the rhetoric of
social movements, political communication, the development of
rhetorical history and rhetorical theory, public speaking, and
argumentation and debate.
Michael J. Hostetler, Professor, holds Ph.D. from
Northwestern University. He specializes in the history and
criticism of American public address and has an extensive
background in religious rhetoric. Prof. Hostetler was a
Fulbright Teaching Fellow to Ukraine in 2007. He is the
Chairman of the Department of Rhetoric, Communication, and
Flora Keshishian, Associate Professor, is a
Fulbright Scholar (Armenia, 2008) who received her Ph.D. from New
York University. She teaches courses in Interpersonal
Communication, Language and Intercultural Communication, Public
Speaking, Media Criticism, and News Analysis. Her research
interests include the interface of culture, media, and economics;
health communication; and education.
Stephen M. Llano, Assistant Professor, is a Doctoral
Candidate from the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of the
St. John’s University Argumentation and Debate Team. Prof.
Llano’s interests include, the relationship between poetry,
rhetoric and argumentation, contemporary argument theory as it
intersects with rhetoric, aesthetics, and culture, and the
development of critical and revolutionary pedagogy in argumentation
practice and theory, especially as it relates to the development of
phronesis, or, practical wisdom. His research includes
American debate theory and practice, Kenneth Burke, mid-20th
century poetics, the Beat Generation, 20th and 21st century
rhetorical and argumentation theory, classical theories of
rhetoric, Argumentation and Eastern thought, international debate
theories and methods.
Kelly Rocca-DelGaizo (Ed.D., West Virginia University,
2000) is a Professor and the Associate Dean of St. John’s College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Queens campus of St.
John’s University. She regularly teaches Public Speaking,
Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication,
Persuasion, and Discover New York at St. John’s, and has previously
taught other courses, including Nonverbal Communication,
Instructional Communication, Communication Media Effects, Research
Methods, Communication in Contemporary Society, and Organizational
Communication. Her research interests are in Interpersonal,
Instructional, Health, and Sports Communication.
Jaime Wright, (Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin,
2007) received her BA from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
and her MA from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She
completed her doctoral work at the University of Texas, Austin.
Jaime has always harbored a fascination for the forms of language,
the performance of ethics, and the ways in which those practices
construct and convolute our lives.
Larry Myers holds a Ph.D. from Kent State
University. He specializes in playwriting and his plays have been
performed in San Francisco, Louisville, Anchorage, and Edinburgh.
His work is frequently produced off Broadway in New York City.