Phil RippkePhil Rippke

M.A. Student, 2nd year

Office: Johnston Hall, 329
Phone: 414-229-2223
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M.A., UW-Milwaukee, Communication; expected May 2012
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Communication Studies; 2005

Graduate Focus:

Masters student in rhetoric with an emphasis on politics and popular culture. More specifically, I am interested in techniques which frame political discussions and arguments, as well as how popular culture contributes to our understandings of social, cultural, and political issues and arguments.

Additional Concentrations: Rhetorical Leadership Certificate

Teaching Interests and Experience:

My coursework is preparing me to teach all levels of introductory courses related to communication, including interpersonal, business and professional, and public speaking. This year I will be teaching COMM 103, Public Speaking.

Professional Service and Activities:

Bakhtin and the Buffalo Beast: The carnival and ethical aspects of the Scott Walker prank call, upcoming presentation at the National Communication Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 17-20, 2011.

Volunteer judge at Public Speaking Showcase, UWM (2010-2011).

Competed in Individual Events (IE) as an undergraduate student.