John Jordan

John W. Jordan

Associate Professor

Office: Johnston Hall, Room 231
Phone: 414-229-5177
e-mail: jjordan@uwm.edu
Web Site: people.uwm.edu/~jjordan
Curriculum Vita: PDF

Rhetorical Leadership Faculty Member

Degrees:

Ph.D., Speech Communication, The University of Georgia
M.A., Speech Communication, The University of Georgia
B.A., Rhetoric and Communication Studies, Drake University

Research Interests:

I study pressing issues in contemporary society using critical rhetorical analysis. My research program centers typically on how technology interacts with public sensibilities, and how subaltern groups use rhetoric to engage authoritative control. My scholarly goal is to help others appreciate the wider possibilities of their involvement in society.

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Public Speaking (undergraduate)
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (undergraduate)
The Digital Mirror (undergraduate)
Methods of Rhetorical Criticism (undergraduate)
Critical Analysis of Communication (undergraduate)
Rhetoric of/and the Internet (undergraduate)
Theories of Rhetorical Communication (graduate)
Rhetoric of Constituting Community and Social Controversy (graduate)
Rhetoric of/and the Internet (graduate)
Critical Analysis of Communication (graduate)
The Digital Mirror (graduate)

Representative Publications:

Jordan, John W. (2009). Reshaping the “Pillow Angel”: Plastic bodies and the rhetoric of normal surgical solutions. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 95, 20-42.

Jordan, John W. (2009). Good and bad fathers as moral rhetoric in Wall Street. Fathering, 7, 180-195.

Jordan, John W. (2008). Transcending Hollywood: The referendum on United 93 as cinematic memorial. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 25, 196-223.

Jordan, John W. (2008). Celebrating television’s spotty memory. Flow TV, 7(10). On the WWW: http://flowtv.org/?p=1228

Jordan, John W. (2008). The anachronism of television subscription packages. Flow TV, 7(5). On the WWW: http://flowtv.org/?p=1090

Jordan, John W. (2007). Sports commentary and the problem of television knowledge. Flow TV, 7(1). On the WWW: http://flowtv.org/?p=859

*** Reprinted in John Ruszkiewicz (Ed.). (2009). How to write anything: A guide and reference with readings (1st Ed.). New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

Jordan, John W. (2007). Disciplining the virtual home front: The Web and Web users during the War in Iraq. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 4, 276-302.

Jordan, John W. (2005). A virtual death and a real dilemma: Identity, trust, and community in Cyberspace. Southern Communication Journal, 70, 200-218.

Jordan, John W. (2004). The rhetorical limits of the “plastic body.” Quarterly Journal of Speech, 90, 327-358.

*** Reprinted in David Bollinger (Ed.). (2005). Introduction to communication studies: An applied research perspective (2nd Ed.), 245-270. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.