Dr. Thomas J. Carmody, Ph.D

Thomas J. Carmody, Ph.D
Professor of Communication Studies
Chair of Communication Department

Phone: 714-556-3610 ext 2903
Office: Heath 210
Email:tcarmody@vanguard.edu

ABOUT

COURSES

Communication 101/201C: Speech Composition and Presentation
Communication 115/315: Forensics: Individual Events
Communication 116/316: Forensics: Debate
Communication 212: History of Communication Studies
Communication 290: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Communication 305: Communication Theory and Research
Communication 331: Television Advertising
Communication 333: Small Group Leadership
Communication 349: Intracultural Communication
Communication 362: Contemporary Issues in American Public Discourse
Communication 444: Argumentation and Debate
Communication 445: Persuasion
Communication 464C: Capstone course: Media/Criticism
Communication 470: Special Topic: Science Fiction Culture/Film

PUBLICATIONS

“The Anti-Dueling Movement.” In A New History of the Sermon: The Nineteenth Century. ed. Robert Ellison, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers, 2010, 341-366

“Converting Comic Books into Graphic Novels and Digital Cartoons.” In Understanding Evangelical Media: The Changing Face of Christian Communication. ed. Quentin Schultz and Robert Wood Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008, 186-197.

“Breakout: The Art of Movie Misinterpretation?” In Understanding Evangelical Media: The Changing Face of Christian Communication. ed. Quentin Schultz and Robert Wood (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008, 60..

“Breakout: Should a Christian Comic Book Always Portray the Truth?” In Understanding Evangelical Media: The Changing Face of Christian Communication. ed. Quentin Schultz and Robert Wood Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008, 196.

“C. S. Lewis on Health, Illness, Healing and Petitionary Prayer” Co-authored with Alison English, In the Lamp-post, 25 no 3 (Fall 2001): 3-8.

AREAS OF RESEARCH

Rhetoric and Public Discourse
19th Century Sermonic Rhetoric
Comics, Graphic Novels and Super Heroes

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Communication Association, (patron member)
Religious Communication Association
Society of Christian Philosophers

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