Office Hours, Fall 2015

  • T/R 9:30 -10:30 am
  • W 1:00-2:15 pm

Curricular Interests

  • Development of Courses and Curriculum to advance international education

Joseph Bulsys

Associate Professor


Blake B 117
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Joe's Dog

Joseph Bulsys has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1979.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (1984)

Research Interests

    Research interests focus on the rhetoric of the U.S. presidency, presidential campaigns, and international political communication. His teaching experience extends across a broad spectrum of courses including public address, communication theory, intercultural communication and humanities.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Published in the Speech Communication Annual, Free Speech Yearbook and the Journal of Communication Studies. Co-author of Public Dialogue: A Basic Coursebook, and an instructor's manual for Public Speaking: Theory Into Practice.

    Awards and Honors

    • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant, 2013-2014
    • Eastern Communication Association Professional Service Award, 1991-1992


  • Eastern Communication Association
Fall 2016 Classes

COMN 102:
Principles of Public Speaking

    Basic public speaking is the focus of the course. Emphasis is placed on researching topics, organizing speeches, using appropriate language, effective delivery, and critical listening. Instructors ana
    lyze student speeches.
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COMN 213:
Persuasion & Social Influence

    This course focuses on a variety of theories and applications of persuasive communication. Persuasion is treated as communication which affects how people think, feel, and act toward some group, objec
    t, or idea. Students examine both social scientific and humanistic theories of persuasion, and apply these theories in written and oral assignments. Offered spring, odd years
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COMN 391:
Sem:The Rhetorical Presidency

    This course is a seminar focusing on a topic or related group of topics relevant to personal and professional communication, journalism and media, or intercultural and critical studies of communicatio
    n. The seminar will incorporate in-class discussion of relevant theory and topical issues as well as independent research related to the selected topics(s). May be taken up to two times but only under different subtitles. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing. Offered every year
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