• Grew up mostly in CT. Found school a way out of being poor. Did public speaking as part of FFA in high school and that shaped my college pursuits. Enjoy hobbies of music and outdoor activities such as kayaking, archery, trail rides.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021-04-01 The challenges and possibilities of live children’s literary storytelling for at-risk audiences during COVID-19Storytelling, Self, Society.  17:97-122. 2021-04-01
    2021-01-01 Faith, sovereignty and critical thinkingCSSN Blog Guest Columnist2021-01-01
    2021-01-01 Navigating transitions with Intention and ResilienceCharacter and . . . Transitions.  7:69-83. 2021-01-01
    2018-01-01 Stanley Hauerwas: Using narrative as the catalyst and context for moral reasoning in faith communities. In R. H. Woods and N. K. Wood (Eds.), Words and witnesses: Communication studies in Christian thought from Athanasius to Desmond TutuPeabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers.  308-315. 2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 Civility in the classroom: A better approachAcademic Impressions2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 In it with them: Embracing process and authenticity as transformational points of connectionJournal of Christian Teaching Practice.  4. 2017-01-01
    2015-01-01 Embedding Arête: Core skills, department culture and whole-student developmentJournal of the Association of Communication Administration.  34:58-74. 2015-01-01
    2014-09-01 We’re All in This Together: Summer Chair Camps.The Department Chair.  25:17-19. 2014-09-01
    2014-01-01 Back to the Future: Cicero’s Five Canons as an Assessment Framework.Journal of the Association of Communication Administration.  33:35-48. 2014-01-01
    2014-01-01 Some touchstones for teaching excellence. In D. Ashe and C. Clements (Eds.)Best practices in university teaching (2nd ed.) Center for Teaching Excellence, UNCW.  19-27. 2014-01-01
    2014-01-01 We’re all in this together: The value of summer chair campsThe Department Chair.  25:17-19. 2014-01-01


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    Reach out and download something: An analysis of cell phone and cell phone plan advertisements..  Peter Lang. 141-155.


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    2014-01-01 Review of Renovating Rhetoric in Christian TraditionAmerican Communication Journal. 1-2. 2014-01-01


    Research Overview

  • pedagogy, rhetorical analysis of popular culture, ethics, media, leadership
  • Teaching Overview

  • Methods, theory, popular culture, leadership.
  • Full Name

  • Richard Kenneth Olsen