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A. David Payne
Associate Professor and Chair

A. David  Payne

Rhetorical theory and Criticism

Office: CIS 3054
Phone: 813/974-2145
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Dr. Payne joined the faculty in 1988. Dr. Payne's research interests include critical methodology, contemporary rhetorical theory, and the discourse of individual identity in popular American film.

Undergraduate Course Offerings

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Rhetorical Analysis of the Mass Media
  • Rhetorical Theory

Graduate Course Offerings

  • Communication Aesthetics
  • The Rhetoric of Everyday Life
  • Rhetorical Analysis of Film
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Ethnographic Approaches to Rhetoric
  • Postmodern Rhetoric

Representative Publications

  • "Autobiology." Composing Ethnography. A. Bochner and C. Ellis, (eds). Altamira Press, 1996.

  • "Characterology, Media, and Rhetoric". Communication, Culture, and Consciousness: Walter Ong's Contributions to American Cultural Studies (eds. B. Gronbeck, T. Farrell, and P. Soukup).

  • The Wizard of Oz: Therapeutic Rhetoric in Contemporary Media Ritual.Quarterly journal of Speech,. 75 (1989):25-39. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1991, pp. 223-236.

  • Coping With Failure: The Therapeutic Uses of Rhetoric Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1989.

Books

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Recognaition Award (from Graduate Communication Assoication), 1989, 1997, 2001
  • Senior Class Outstanding Teacher Awards, 1992
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, USF, 1994.
  • Service Recognition Award, Undergraduate Communication Council, 1989

Education

Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Iowa, 1982

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
89651SPC 7980011Dissertation: Doctoral
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