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Steve A. Stuglin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication

 

Education                                                                                                             

 

Ph.D. (2015) – Georgia State University – Public Communication: Rhetoric and Politics   

Dissertation: “Institutionalized Speech: The Presidency and the Industrial Sphere”

Committee: Mary Stuckey (c), Michael Bruner, James Darsey, George Pullman

 

M.A. (2008) – Eastern Michigan University – Communication Studies                   

Thesis: “Metaphoric Perspective Theory: Language to Action”

Committee: Michael Tew (c), Dennis Patrick, Ray Quiel

 

B.S. (2006) – Eastern Michigan University – Communication / Psychology            

            Dean’s List

 

Employment                                                                                                           

Assistant Professor: Georgia Highlands College                                     01/2015 - present

Instructor: Georgia Highlands College                                                     08/2012 - 12/2014

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Ph.D.): Georgia State University             08/2008 - 07/2012

Graduate Teaching Assistant (M.A.): Eastern Michigan University        08/2007 - 05/2008

 

Awards and Honors                                                                                                     

2012 – Carol Winkler Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

2011 – Center for Instructional Innovation: Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching

2011 – National Communication Association: Top Student Paper (Mass Comm.)

2011 – Southern States Communication Association: Top Student Paper (Mass Comm.)

2008-2012 – Georgia State University: Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship

2007-2008 – Eastern Michigan University: Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship

 

Teaching                                                                                                                

Courses Taught at Georgia Highlands College (instructor of record)

            Human Communication [online] (COMM 1100) Spring 2016

            Rhetorics of Video Games (GHHU 2901-b) Spring 2016

           Argument & Debate in Politics (GHHU 2901-a)

            Fundamentals of Mass Communication (COMM 1101)

            Public Speaking (COMM 1210)

            Introduction to Human Communication (COMM 1100)

            Interpersonal Communication (COMM 2105)
 

Courses Taught at Georgia State University (instructor of record)

            Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (SPCH 4450)

            Human Communication Research Methods (SPCH 3050)

            Media Writing (JOUR 1010)

            Media, Culture and Society (SPCH 2050)

            Fundamentals of Human Communication (SPCH 1000)

            Public Speaking (SPCH 1500)

Courses Taught at Eastern Michigan University (lab instructor)

            Public Speaking (CTAC 224)

 

Student Evaluations

            GHC uses a twenty-seven item instrument on a five-point scale for student evaluations with “1” being the highest praise. My average rating is consistently between a 1.1 and a 1.6, reflecting an average rating between good (2.0) and excellent (1.0). In a Fall 2014 section of Public Speaking, for example,  students rated me an average of 1.3 to 1.6 on course organization and goals items, an average of 1.3 to 1.6 on communication items, 1.4 to 1.7 on faculty/student interaction items, and a 1.3 to 1.5 on items related to assignments, exams, and grading.

            Georgia State University uses a seventeen item instrument on a five-point scale for student teaching evaluations with “5” being the highest praise. My teaching evaluations at Georgia State were consistently between 4.6 and 4.7 overall, with an outlier range from 4.4 to 4.9. Using GSU evaluation standards my overall performance qualifies as “outstanding” (4.7-5.0) or “excellent” (4.4-4.6).

 

Research                                                                                                                                 

Publications

Stuglin, Steve A. “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt: Using the Past to Win the Present." The Presidential Election of 2012: A Transformation in American National Politics. Ed. Brattebo, D., Lansford, T., & Covarrubias, J. Akron: University of Akron Press, (2015).

Stuglin, Steve A. “U.S. Auto Industry Rescue.”  The Obama Presidency: A Preliminary Assessment. Ed. Watson, R., Covarrubias, J., Lansford, T., & Brattebo, D. SUNY Series on the Presidency: Contemporary Issues. New York: SUNY, (2012).

Accepted for Presentation

Stuglin, Steve A. “New Financism: Bernie Sanders and a Kairotic Rhetoric of Change." Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Atlanta, GA. May 2016.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Consequences of Success: Institutional Rhetoric and the Rescues of the Domestic Auto Industry." The Barack Obama Presidency: Legacy and Record. Alliance, OH. March 2016.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Going Digital: Promise and Peril with the Whitehouse.gov Blog."Georgia Communication Association Conference. Milledgeville, GA. February 2016.

Presentations

Stuglin, Steve A. “The Rhetorics of 4X Games: Imagined Histories, Borders, Identities, and Communities,” in "Games as/with/through Communication: Introducing the Game Studies Division to NCA" preconference. National Communication Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV. November 2015.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Teaching Political Engagement through Contemporary Fiction.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Atlanta, GA. November 2014.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Chasing the Midwest Vote: Debating the Merits of Government Rescues.” National Communication Association Conference. Orlando, FL. November 2012.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Capturing the Clash: Kilpatrick's Images of the Battle of the Overpass.” National Communication Association Conference. Orlando, FL. November 2012.

Stuglin, Steve A. ““And the Moral of the Story is...: ” Deployed Narratives of (Un)Successful Policies.” The Presidential Election of 2012. Hiram, OH. November 2012.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Battling Ideologues: Tactics and Strategy for Emancipatory Change.” Southern States Communication Association Conference. San Antonio, TX. April 2012.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Negotiating Collective Memory and Identity: The 9/11 Cross.” Southern States Communication Association Conference. San Antonio, TX. April 2012.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Inflating Grades and Student Evaluations.” Georgia State University Pedagogy Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 2012.

Stuglin, Steve A. Top Student Paper in Mass Communication. “Media Framing of Government Intervention: Morality of Bailouts and Economics of Loans.” National Communication Association Conference. New Orleans, LA. November 2011.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Beyond Public Address: Carter's Purpose, Trade, and Confidence.” National Communication Association Conference. New Orleans, LA. November 2011.

Stuglin, Steve A. Top Student Paper in Mass Communication. “Narrating Decline in Detroit: Resistance to Media Cultivation.” Southern States Communication Association Conference. Little Rock, AR. April 2011.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Balancing Political Engagement and Partisanship in Undergraduate Classrooms.” Georgia State University Pedagogy Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 2011.

Stuglin, Steve A. “‘Fix It or Go Bankrupt:’ Shifting Governmental Support for the Auto Industry.” The Obama Presidency: Preliminary Assessment. Gulfport, MS. November 2010.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Absence, Dead Space, and Decay: Personal Narratives on the Stage of Downtown Detroit.” National Communication Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. November 2010.

Stuglin, Steve A. “‘Staying Private’ In Detroit: Competing Roles Behind Closed Doors.” National Communication Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. November 2010.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Comments for Clunkers: Presidential Rhetoric and the Detroit Auto Industry.” National Communication Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. November 2010.

Stuglin, Steve A. “The Rhetoric of Western Nationalisms: Cultural, Material, and Ideological Deep Resources.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN. May 2010.

Stuglin, Steve A. “‘Going Public’ and ‘Staying Private:’ Limiting Factors for Presidential Strategic Choice.” Southern States Communication Association Conference. Memphis, TN. April 2010.

Kulikova, Svetlana, Emily Metzgar, and Steve A. Stuglin. “Five Days That Shook the World: Coverage of Bhutto's Assassination by the World News.” International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference. Braga, Portugal. 2010.

Stuglin, Steve A. “The Agonistic Classroom: A Model of Process and Conflict in Learning.” Georgia State University Pedagogy Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 2010.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Essays in Textspeak: The Importance of the Contextuality of Communication Styles.” Georgia State University Pedagogy Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 2010.  

Stuglin, Steve A. “Mapping the Role of Information: A Model of the Press for a Post-Broadcast World.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. Boston, MA. August 2009.

Stuglin, Steve A. “Conscious Tactics for Effectiveness: Comparison of Socialization Strategies in Practice.” Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Symposium. Ypsilanti, MI. 2008.

 

Continuing Education and Engagement

eCore Online Classroom Certification                              University of West Georgia, 2015

Safe Zone Certification

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Dose                                 Georgia Highlands College, 2015

Faculty Academy Workshop Series

Professor Simon Grist                                             Georgia Highlands College, 2012-2014

Ethics Workshop (University System of Georgia)

Professor Simon Grist                                                      Georgia Highlands College, 2012

Communication Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research (NSF)

Professor Greg Lisby                                                           Georgia State University, 2010

Rhetoric, Nationalism, and Post-Nationalism Workshop

Associate Professor Vanessa Beasley Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute, 2009

Effective Testing Techniques; Handling Disruptive Students

Associate Professor Laura Fredrick      Center for Teaching and Learning Seminars, 2009

 

Team Research Experience

2011 – Professor James Darsey (GSU): research on human rights and natural rights

2010 – Assistant Professor Tomasz Tabako (GSU): review/analysis of book project

2009 – Assistant Professor Tomasz Tabako (GSU): research for book project

2009 – Associate Professor Marian Meyers (GSU): Digital Community Project

2009 – Assistant Professor Svetlana Kulikova (GSU): Bhutto Project, Polity v.2006

2008 – Professor Michael Tew (EMU): development of teaching effectiveness measure

Grant Support

2012 – Communication Graduate Student Association Competitive Travel Grant (SSCA)

2011 – Communication Graduate Student Association Competitive Travel Grant (NCA)

2011 – Communication Graduate Student Association Competitive Travel Grant (SSCA)

2010 – Communication Graduate Student Association Competitive Travel Grant (NCA)

 

Service                                                                                                                  

Institutional Service

Faculty Representative to the University System of Georgia Regents Advisory Committee on Communication (Fall 2015-present)

Chair of the Committee of the Faculty - Library (Fall 2014-present)

Club Faculty Adviser, Gaming Club in Douglasville (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)

Member of Search Committee to fill tenure track position in English (2014)

Director of the GHC Public Speaking Competition (2014 and 2015, co-chair in 2013)

            Under my direction the competition more than doubled in size over two years.

            Our 2015 event included 52 student competitors from every regional campus.

Faculty Senator (2013-present): Douglasville campus representative
            Chaired a subcommittee to improve the student evaluation system

            Served on a subcommittee that proposed a series of recruitment initiatives
            Served on a subcommittee to refine policy on student conduct and free speech

Liaison (2013-present): Campus liaison for the Six Mile Post (college newspaper)

Coach (2013-14): Started a Forensics Team at GHC and recruited students to compete.

            Competitors earned awards at the 2012 GIFA state championships.

Resume Reviewing (2013): Georgia Highlands College Passport to Success week

Student Representative (2012-13): College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Council (GSU)

Vice President (2011), Secretary (2010): Communication Graduate Student Association

While in office, I created a 42 page “PhD Survival Guide,” a manual of advice from senior graduate students for new graduate students. I helped broaden organizational efforts to increase socialization and professional development for students. I also helped drastically increase institutional funding for our association to extend larger and more numerous conference travel awards to students.

Keynote Speaker (2011): National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Ceremony

Guest Speaker (2008): Eastern Michigan University Graduate School

Website Creation (2006): Michigan Association of Speech Communication

 

 

Academic Service

 

Textbook Reviewer: DeRosa: McGraw Hill, Experience Communication (2013)

Textbook Reviewer: Oxford University Press, Communication Essentials (2013 & 2014)

Paper Reviewer: NCA Communication and Law (2015)

Paper Reviewer: SSCA Mass Communication Division (2012-2013)

Paper Reviewer: NCA Public Address Division (2012-2015)

Paper Reviewer: NCA Mass Communication Division (2012-2015)

Paper Reviewer: NCA Political Communication Division (2008-2015)

Paper Reviewer: NCA Rhetorical/Critical Theory (2009-2013, 2015)

Paper Reviewer: CSCA Media Studies Interest Group (2009)

Manuscript Reviewer: Southern Journal of Communication (2009)

 

Professional Memberships

 

          2015 – Georgia Communication Association

2007-2015 – National Communication Association  

2009-2012 – Southern States Communication Association

2007-2014 – Michigan Association of Speech Communication

2009-2010 – Rhetoric Society of America                

2008-2009 – Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

 

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