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Scott Andrews, PhD, teaches classes including Essential Speech, Speechmaking, Speechwriting, Rhetorical Theory, Persuasion, Argumentation, Interpersonal Communication, Communication & Conflict, Leadership & Communication, Keynote Speaking and Computer Mediated Communication.

For Andrews, teaching and learning are: humanistic, constructivist, about possibility, interdisciplinary, pragmatic, active, cooperative, thought-provoking, critical, experiential, shared, multimodal, community-building, habitual and concentrated forms of living that begin in wonder and end in application.

Andrews' research lies at the interdisciplinary crossroads of rhetoric and philosophy, poetry and democracy. His work has appeared in Speaker & Gavel and in Global Academe and in several top paper panels at national and regional Conferences. Past topics investigated include The New York Times, Rev. Samuel Davies, Bill Clinton, John Dewey, William James, Husserl, Isocrates, Plotinus, Alan Lomax via Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson and public knowledge in general. His studies are specimens of rhetoric in the public sphere, rhetoric in democracy, and rhetoric as constitutive, creative and ontological.

His dissertation, "Pluribus Et Unum", distilled and unfolded Walt Whitman's "Philosophy of Democracy" from Whitman's own public rhetoric. Recent pieces explore Jacques Ranciere's "Sensory/Dramatistic" rhetoric for activists and Claude Lefort's "Political/Social" rhetoric for theorists.

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