Chris Duerringer, Ph.D.
Energy Center Building, Room131
1815 Coliseum Drive
Russellville, AR 72801
Chris Duerringer PhD. joined the Arkansas Tech faculty in the fall of 2011 as an assistant professor. He received his M.A. in Communication Studies from Stephen F. Austin State University and his Ph.D. in Human Communication from Arizona State University. His doctoral dissertation entails the ideological criticism of three discourses of persecution in relation to the critical concept of counterpublicity. He has taught courses in rhetorical studies, argumentation and debate, critical approaches to popular culture, critical research methods, and group communication. His research interests lie at the intersection of the critical theory, rhetorical studies, and the public sphere. As a teacher, his primary goal is to help students master communication theories and concepts which will equip them to be more reflective consumers of media, active and skilled producers and critics of rhetoric, and citizens engaged in the process of deliberative democracy. Dr. Duerringer's office is located in 131 of the Energy Center Building. He can be reached at (479) 964-0805 or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.