Communication Studies Faculty
Patrick Johnson is a former Director of Forensics at Northwest Missouri State, where he directed an individual events program that was active on the American Forensics Association (AFA) national circuit.
Highlights include winning the Missouri state tournament in 2007 and qualifying for the Interstate Oratorical Association National Tournament in 2002, as well as continuing a streak of qualifications for the AFA National Individual Events Tournament. Patrick is also a former president of the Missouri Association of Forensics Activities and member of the AFA District III Committee. Additionally, Patrick is also a faculty member for the Junior Statesman Summer Session at Yale University where he teaches Speech Communication and critique congressional workshop debates. His research interests include presidential rhetoric, public address, and argumentation.
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Dr. Linda Gallant has accepted an international research fellowship with Mobile Studies, which focuses on the global study of mobile media and communication across cultures and countries. Mobile Studies advances an interdisciplinary approach among mobile media and communication scholars. A goal is also to facilitate research and knowledge between academic researchers and “key players in the mobile industry.” Dr. Gallant will conduct research with the institute to be published in Mobile Yearbook 2014 and presented at its 2014 annual conference.