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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 3033
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.

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
50585COM 2000001Intro to Communication
CIS 1027
56440COM 2000003Intro to Communication
CIS 1027
56441COM 2000004Intro to Communication
CIS 1027
56442COM 2000005Intro to Communication
CIS 1027
50495SPC 7980007Dissertation: Doctoral

TBA 100

Graduate Students

Chris Holcom