Blake B 117
1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Joseph Bulsys has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1979.
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (1984)
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
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 analyze student speeches.
COMN 212: Theory & Practice of Argument
Analysis of forms of reasoning, use of evidence, and style and development of argument, with an emphasis on the relationship between the argument field (law, business, science, politics, etc.) and the different standards for reasoning and evidence. Students will analyze actual arguments and will construct their own arguments. Offered fall, odd years
HUMN 220: H/Western Humanities I
A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.