Meet Dr. Marnie Ritchie, Assistant Professor of Communication!

Meet the Communications department’s most recent faculty member, Dr. Marnie Ritchie. Dr. Ritchie joined PLU in 2018 and has taught a variety of communications classes since then, from introductory communications to courses covering complex topics like gender and ethics. Dr. Ritchie’s other interests for her…

Communication Professor chosen for Hollywood fellowship

Communication Professor chosen for Hollywood fellowship Robert Marshall Wells, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Media Studies at PLU, was recently chosen as a fellows for an entertainment industry seminar in Hollywood. One of only 20 professors from colleges and…

Communication professor makes mentorship matter

Joanne Lisosky, professor of communication, wins 2015 Silver Circle award The Silver Circle is one of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences [NATAS] most prestigious awards, honoring a lifetime of dedication to the television industry. PLU Communication Professor Joanne Lisosky will be inducted…

Professor Encourages Peers to Engage in Public Dialogue in New Book

In the recently published  Prophets, Gurus, and Pundits: Rhetorical Styles and Public Engagement , associate professor of communication Amy Young addresses the shortcomings in university academia, mainly that intellectuals are not encouraged, and in some ways, don’t know how, to become engaged in public dialogue. “I’m…

Joanne Lisosky, Fulbright All-Star

With two Fulbright trips under her belt and an appointment as peer reviewer underway, Communication Professor Joanne Lisosky just can’t get enough. Professor Joanne M. Lisosky has been awarded with two Fulbright awards, completing programs –in 2003 in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University and 2011…

PLU professor pens definitive book on college debate

Forensics in higher-education phrasing means competitive debate, a spirited intellectual aerobics. PLU Professor and Communication and Theatre Department Chair, Michael Bartanen and Professor Robert Littlefield from North Dakota State University, have published the first comprehensive text on this educational sport titled  “Forensics in America: A History…

Two PLU communication professors win top awards

Two PLU communication professors, Dr. Justin Eckstein and Dr. Amy Young, received top paper awards at the recent National Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C. of Forensics Dr. Justin Eckstein’s paper, “Yellow Rain: Radiolab and the Acoustics of Strategic Maneuvering” highlighted what Eckstein calls “the…