Assistant Professor and Graduate CoordinatorE-mail: Matthew R. Meier, Ph.D.
Office: Main Hall 317
Office hours: Fall 17 MW noon-2PM, W 3PM-4PM
Matthew R. Meier holds a Ph.D. in Media & Communication from Bowling Green State University. His research is situated at the intersection/s of rhetoric, comedy, and democratic theory. He is the co-editor of Standing Up, Speaking Out: Stand-up Comedy and the Rhetoric of Social Change. His current research projects include a new book, Citizen Stand-Up, addressesing the evolution of contemporary stand-up comedy in the United States and its role in providing equipment for democratic citizenship and an on-going exploration of the discourse of political correctness in contemporary political culture. Dr. Meier has published and presented essays on comedians such as Stephen Colbert and Jon Oliver as well as popular culture texts including the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and The Office. His research appears in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, the Western Journal of Communication, and the Journal of Public Deliberation among others.
Matt lives in West Chester with his spouse, their daughters, and their westie. Outside of the office, he enjoys playing the guitar, close-up magic, and cooking. He is also an avid sports fan who will happily wait another 108 years for another Cubs World Series.
SPK 208: Public Speaking
COM 219: Communication Theory
COM 224: Communication Research
COM 425: Rhetoric & Popular Culture
HON 452: Political Humor and Presidential Campaigns
COM 499: Rhetoric & Persuasion
COM 505: Rhetoric & Leadership
COM 508: Rhetoric & Social Protest