Communication & Media
Location: IRC - B12
Phone: 607-436-3411
Fax: 607-436-2420

Theron Verdon

Title: Associate Professor

Degrees: - Ph. D. University of Southern Mississippi: Political Rhetoric
- MA Washingon State University:
Public Relations Comm.
- BA Tiffin University

Telephone:(607) 436-3427

Course History:

  1. Public Speaking
  2. Business Communication
  3. Discussion
  4. Introduction to Communication Theory
  5. Communication Studies (Hybrid intro course of interpersonal, small group, and public communication)
  6. Freedom of Speech
  7. Rhetoric
  8. Persuasion in Everyday Life
  9. Negotiation and Mediation
  10. Contemporary Public Address

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Professional Interests:

  • Global Jihadi Insurgency rhetoric
  • Political Rhetoric
  • Economic Rhetoric
  • Humor and Communication
  • Marginalized Publics

Hobbies and Personal Interests:

  • Politics
  • Traveling
  • Trying new foods
  • Writing
  • Golf
  • Reading




Major Program areas

Communication Studies

introduces students to the theories and practices of oral communication and persuasion. Students in this major usually seek careers in business related fields, as well as corporate communication, advertising, sales, public relations, and events management.


Mass Communication

is designed to meet the needs of students who seek careers in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, film, audio production and video production.