Communication and Theatre
Michael  Bartanen

Michael Bartanen

Professor of Communication + Chair

253-535-7130 (office)

Profile

Professional
Emphases

Argumentation

Conflict Management + Communication History

Education
Degrees

Ph.D., University of Southern California

Personal
Biography

Michael Bartanen joined the PLU faculty in 1979.  He teaches courses in Conflict and Global Peace Building, Argumentation, Group Communication, Peace Journalism and Media in the World.  His research interests include Communication History and the history of the study of forensics in the United States.  He is also the National Secretary-Treasurer of Pi Kappa Delta, a national speech and debate honorary.