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Anthony Cavaiani

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Assistant Professor of Communications

(573) 592-4470

Kemper Art Center Building
Room: 124


  • PHD, Communication, Wayne State University, 2015
  • MA, Communication, Wayne State University, 2007
  • BA, Film and Media Studies, Western Michigan University, 2005
  • BS, Psychology, Western Michigan University, 2005

Teaching Philosophy:

  • I strive to create a class atmosphere that enables students to critically think and speak, while also applying course concepts to scenarios they will encounter in situations outside of the classroom. I believe my purpose as an educator is to challenge students both intellectually and personally, while guiding them in their pursuit of self-confidence as a communicator and citizen.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Rhetorical and Communication Theory and Criticism
  • Rhetoric of Space and Place
  • Urban Communication
  • Sport Communication and Rhetoric
  • Critical/Cultural Studies
  • Ethics in Intercollegiate Forensics

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • COM40003 AP:Sports, Politics, & Protests
  • COM209 Argumentation and Debate -T
  • COM330 Communication Law
  • COM320 Communication Theory
  • COM101 Intro To Speech Communication -C
  • COM270 Persuasion -T
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