Dr. Geiser-Getz teaches courses related to argumentation, rhetoric, and cultural criticism. He was hired in 2018 to serve as our vice provost and joined the communication department starting in the fall of 2022. During his career, he has worked at a variety of institutions including East Stroudsburg University (Pennsylvania), St. Petersburg State University (Russia), and Keene State College (New Hampshire). His scholarship has often focused on how audiences construct meaning from the varied texts of modern culture in expected and unexpected ways. Dr. Geiser-Getz has a special interest in presidential rhetoric, reality-based television, and intercultural communication. He has taken students on study trips to a variety of international destinations and would like to lead a study abroad course again at some point in the future. He grew up in Alaska and plays the ukulele.
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 317: Culture & Communication
The purpose of the course is to provide the student with the theoretical and practical tools necessary to engage in competent communication across differences in culture and identity. Discussions will focus on the role of communication in constructing cultural messages and managing relationships and how cultural variations play a role in the process of communication.
Office Hours Fall 2023
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 am to 11:30 am and 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm