- Ph.D., Rhetoric and Communication Ethics, University of Denver, 2013
- M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2009
- B.A., University of Denver, 2007
Areas of Emphasis or Expertise
- Cultural Studies
- Sound Studies
Dr. Eckstein heads up the T.O.H. Karl Forensics Forum.
- Eckstein, J. "Yellow rain: Radiolab and the acoustics of strategic maneuvering." Journal of Argumentation in Context Vol. 3, 2014: 35-56.
- Young, A., Eckstein, J. & Conley, D.. "Rhetoric and foodways." Critical/Cultural Communication Studies Vol. 12, 2015: 198-199.
- Eckstein, J. & Young, A.. "Cooking, celebrity chefs, and public chef intellectuals." Critical/Cultural Communication Studies Vol. 12, 2015: 205-208.
- Eckstein and Partlow Lefevre. "Since Sandy Hook: Strategic Maneuvering in the Gun Control Debate." Western Journal of Communication 2016: 225-242.
Dr. Eckstein is an Assistant Professor, the Director of Forensics for PLU’s storied speech and debate team, the T.O.H. Karl Forensics Forum; and the moderator for the Ruth Anderson Public Debate Series. He teaches class such as Applied Research, Argumentation & Advocacy, Introduction to Communication, and Gender & Communication. Dr. Eckstein’s research explores argumentation and debate. His work has appeared in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Western Journal of Communication, Communication Studies, Contemporary Argumentation & Debate,The Journal of Argumentation in Context, Argumentation & Advocacy, and Relevant Rhetoric.
Ruth Anderson Debate 2014