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James Pickett: Faculty and Staff

James Pickett Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair



Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

Multiple scholarly papers presented at conferences including:

  • Florida Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • International Communication Association
  • Northeast Communication Conference

Widely published in academic journals including Southern Communication Journal; Argumentation and Advocacy; The Forensic; and ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

National Communication Association

Media Ecology Association

Eastern Communication Association

Professional Profile:

Professor Pickett earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Pittsburgh, where his thesis focused on rhetorical movements in recombinant DNA debates. He also earned an M.A. in Rhetoric and Communication and a B.A. in Speech and English from the University of Pittsburgh. He currently sits on the editorial board of the Florida Communications Journal. His areas of special interest include philosophy of communication, public argument and applied communication.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:

  • Speech Communication
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Mass Communication Theory and Research
  • Mass Media and Society in America
  • Propaganda in a “Free” Society
  • Crisis and Issues Communication
  • Employee Communication

Previously taught at:

  • Monmouth University
  • Marian College
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Carlow College
  • Duquesne University
  • Bronx Community College
  • Gateway Community-Technical College
  • Teikyo Post College