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Michael LeVan
Senior Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Michael  LeVan

Images, Memory, Political Theory, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Communication, Performance Studies

Office: CIS
Phone: 813/974-0788

Dr. LeVan joined the Communication department in 2001. His current work includes investigating the aesthetics and politics of memory, the communication of images, and transformations of the practices of everyday life. He is Editor-in-Chief of Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies.

Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate Course Offerings

  • Communication and Visual Culture
  • Globalization and Democratic Discourse
  • Communication and Public Memory
  • Performing Relationships
  • Performance Art
  • Performing Young Adult Literature
  • Communication, Travel, and Tourism
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Communication, Culture, and Community
  • Nonverbal Communication: Culture, Codes, Space, and Time
  • Perception, Memory, and Imagination
  • Visual Culture/Visual Rhetoric (Rhetorical Analysis)

Graduate Course Offerings

  • Philosophy of Communication
  • Cultural Production of Space and Time
  • Cultural Memory
  • Communication, Travel, and Tourism

Representative Publications


Ph.D., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2001. (emphasis: philosophy of communication)
M.A., Philosophy, Arizona State University, 1994. (emphasis: aesthetics & political philosophy)
B.A., Philosophy and Economics, University of Virginia, 1990.

Graduate Students

Sanford Betz, Heather Curry, Chris Holcom