Georgia Highlands College

Dr. Steve A. Stuglin

Assistant Professor of Communication

                                       

 

Education                                                                                                              

 

PhD (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

 

MA (2008) – Eastern Michigan University – Communication Studies                     

Thesis: “Metaphoric Perspective Theory: Language to Action”

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

 

BS (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: Georgia State University                          08/2008 - 07/2012

Graduate Teaching Assistant: 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

2005-2006 – Eastern Michigan University: Dean’s List

 

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, (2014).

 

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).

 

Public Presentations

 

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.

 

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

 

I investigate how a century of political rhetoric created tangible structures of support for the domestic auto industry in the United States. What I term institutionalized speech has served as a justificatory framework that adds nuance to more straightforward economic arguments to protect and save the industry. Drawing on rhetorical approaches to identity construction and presidential action as situated in the construct of political time, I argue that the institutionalization of perfunctory campaign speech has real but understudied implications for presidential rhetoric, economics and governance.  

 

Teaching                                                                                                                

 

Courses Taught at Georgia Highlands College (instructor of record)

 

            Argument & Debate in Politics (GHHU 2901)

            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 (Speech 4450)

            Human Communication Research Methods (Speech 3050)

            Media Writing (Journalism 1010)

            Media, Culture and Society (Speech 2050)

            Fundamentals of Human Communication (Speech 1000)

            Public Speaking (Speech 1500)

 

 

Courses Taught at Eastern Michigan University (lab instructor)

 

            Public Speaking (CTAC 224)

 

 

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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