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Dr. John Saunders

  • Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

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Education

  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., University of Memphis
  • B.A., University of Memphis

Biography

Dr. John Saunders photoDr. Saunders came to Huntingdon in 2009 after teaching courses for both of his graduate alma maters and for Columbus State University. His research interests and expertise include the rhetoric of fairytales, the use of mnemonic devices for personal memory, the literature of Dr. Seuss as cultural pedagogy, and overcoming speech anxiety, among other topics. He has served as a reviewer and secretary for the Popular Communication division of the Southern States Communication Association, as a judge for the Penn State University Public Speaking Contest, as a presenter for Columbus State University’s “Read Out Children’s Books” events, and as a co-organizer and judge for CSU’s Top Public Speaker contest. He was a reviewer for the fourth edition of A Speaker’s Guidebook, a textbook by Dan O’Hair, Rob Stewart, and Hannah Rubenstein, and for the third edition of the Cindy L. Griffen textbook, Invitation to Public Speaking.

Publications

Is technology killing storytellers? (June 2011).  Communication Currents.

Facing the fear: methods for addressing speech anxiety in public speaking class.  (Winter 2007).  Texas Speech Communication Journal.  31.1.

The three Rs of building a child's imagination.  (October 2002).  Contact Sheet. Harding Academy Counseling Office. 9.

Invited Lectures

How to give quality answers to sports interview questions.  (October 7, 2009).  Huntingdon College EXPERTS Club.

The Lorax an environmental rhetoric.  (July 2, 2009).  University of Montevallo.

The Cat in the Hat: The complexity of a simple tale; and The prescription of literaracy for the appreciation of memory texts.  (January 25, 2007).  University of Montevallo.

Refereed Convention Papers

Song of the South: moral lessons blurred by controversy.  (March 2011).  Southern States Communication Association Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.

The incomplete public memory of Nathan Bedford Forrest: How NBF got a bad rap.  (April 2010).  Southern States Communication Association Conference, Memphis, Tennessee.

Calm down! Effective tips for speech students to control speech anxiety.  (April 2009).  Southern States Communication Association Conference, Norfolk, Virginia.

What is your favorite pizza topping? Using open ended questions for roll calling.  (April 2008).  Southern States Communication Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia.

The pedagogical Dr. Seuss: using children's literature to illustrate aspects of public speaking.  (April 2007).  Southern States Communication Association Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

Controversy through absence and distortion: the misrepresentation of the Rosa Parks story in children's biographies, historical accounts of the Civil Rights Movement, and elementary textbooks.  (April 2006).  Southern States Communication Association Conference, Dallas.

The camera and the invalid: Jeffries' wheelchair and control of narrative in Hitchcock's Rear Window.  (November 2005).  National Communication Association Conference, Boston.

Snow White through the ages.  (April 2005). Easter Communication Association Conference, Pittsburgh.

The prescription of literacy for the appreciation of public memory texts.  (April 2005).  Southern States Communication Association Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Cat in the Hat: the complexity of a simple tale.  (April 2005).  Southern States Communication Association Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Disney's gendering of Snow White.  (April 2004).  Southern States Communication Association Conference, Tampa, Florida.

Panels

Theoretically speaking: using theory to explain trend.  (March 2011).  Southern States Communication Association Conference. Chair.

Understanding the present, re-evaluating the past: industrial, technological and racial contexts in medida.  (March 2011).  Southern States Communication Association Conference. Chair.

Southern States Communication Association Conference; Popular Communication Division planner. (March 2011).

Visual images in political discourse. (April 2010). Southern States Communication Association Conference. Respondent.

Reconsidering Cyborg identity. (April 2010).  Southern States Communication Association Conference. Chair.

Exploring southern media histories: production and reception across generations.  (April 2010).  Southern States Communication Association Conference. Chair.

Communication in the management of peer relationships.  (April 2008).  Southern States Communication Association Conference. Chair and respondent.

Incorporation of service learning into classroom pedagogy: changing then can change us.  (April 2008).  Southern States Communication Association Conference.  Chair.

Stereotypes, identity, and rhetoric: competitive papers issues of gender representation in the mass media.  (April 2004).  Southern States Communication Association Conference. Chair.
 

Memberships
  • National Communication Association
  • Southern States Communication Association
  • Rhetoric Society of America



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