The Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program is home to core faculty from the Department of Communication and the Department of English. Graduate faculty in the Departments of English and Communication are eligible for membership on the Program Core Faculty of the Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media. Members of the CRDM Core Faculty must be full or associate members of the Graduate Faculty and hold full-time tenure-track positions at NC State University; be willing to play an active role in the Program by, for example, chairing dissertation committees, serving on administrative committees, being a member of an examination or dissertation committees, and participating in the academic and social life of the Program; have a strong record of teaching and advising and be able to teach doctoral-level courses suitable to the Program; and have an active program of research or scholarship that contributes to the focus, scope, and goals of the CRDM curriculum, as indicated by scholarly specialization, publications, grants, etc.
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Susan M. Katz, Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University, earned her Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1996. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the rhetoric of science and technology and coordinates the English Department Internship Program. Dr. Katz has published articles in The Journal of Engineering Education, The Journal of Business Communication, the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, and Programmatic Perspectives. She is the author of The Dynamics of Writing Review: Opportunities for Growth and Change in the Workplace, Writing in a Visual Age, Writing Now, and Start Your Career: 5 Steps to Finding the Right Job after College. Dr. Katz is the recipient of the IEEE Professional Communication Society Outstanding Paper Award, the NCSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, and the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Achievement Award for New Scholars in the Humanities and the Arts. In 2011 she was named an NCSU Community of Engaged Faculty Fellow for her work with the undergraduate and graduate internship programs in the Department of English. Dr. Katz is currently in the phased retirement program and will retire at the end of the spring semester in 2018.
Walt Wolfram is William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University, where he also directs the North Carolina Language and Life Project.
Ken Zagacki is a Professor of Communication and Head of the Department of Communication at NC State University. His research includes the study of presidential speeches about American foreign policy, the rhetoric of scientific argumentation, the rhetorical dimensions of visual communication, and the relationship between philosophy and rhetoric. He has published numerous articles in major scholarly journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Philosophy & Rhetoric, and Rhetoric & Public AffairsKen joined the faculty at NC State in August 2001, before which he was an associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University
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