Calvin TroupVisiting Scholar
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Communication & Rhetorical Studies
340 College Hall
Education:Ph.D., Speech Communication, The Pennsylvania State University, 1994
M.A., Speech Communication, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991
B.A., Speech, Geneva College, 1983
Calvin L. Troup is Associate Professor and Director of the Rhetoric Ph.D. Program in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. He earned his B.A. from Geneva College (1983) and the M.A. (1991) and Ph.D. (1994) degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. His communication research agenda focuses on the rhetoric and philosophy of St. Augustine and Rhetoric of Technology from media ecology perspectives informed by the work of Jacques Ellul and Walter J. Ong. His published work includes Augustine for the Philosophers: The Rhetor of Hippo, the Confessions, and the Continentals (2014), Temporality, Eternity, and Wisdom: The Rhetoric of Augustine's Confessions (1999), scholarly book chapters and articles in journals such as Communication Quarterly, Explorations in Media Ecology, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, The Journal of Communication and Religion, and The Journal of Business Ethics. He received the Donald H. Ecroyd Research and Scholarship Award from the Pennsylvania Communication Association.
Troup has edited the Journal of Communication and Religion; the Pennsylvania Communication Association's Annual and Pennsylvania Scholars Series. He is a past President of the Religious Communication Association. Troup entered the academy after serving as a press aide in the U.S. House of Representatives and working as an association executive for a national non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. His applied communication interests include constructive approaches to navigating digital media enviornments to integrated marketing and organizational communication, including marketplace consulting with both commercial and non-profit firms. Troup is currently involved in leadership on a number of non-profit boards.
Temporality, Eternity, and Wisdom: The Rhetoric of Augustine's Confessions. University of South Carolina Press-Rhetoric Series, 1999. ISBN: 1-57003-308-0
Augustine for the Philosophers: The Rhetor of Hippo, the Confessions, and the Continentals. (Calvin L. Troup, editor) Baylor University Press-Rhetoric and Religion Series, 2014.
Journal Articles (2012 - Present)
"Walter Ong in the Present Moment of Truth." Explorations in Media Ecology. Vol. 11, Nos. 3&4, 2013, pp. 243-254.
Book Chapters (2012 - Present)
"The Confessions and the Continentals." Ed. Calvin L. Troup. Augustine for the Philosophers: The Rhetor of Hippo, the Confessions, and the Continentals. Baylor University Press-Rhetoric and Religion Series, (August 2014).
"Ellul & Augustine on Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication." Calvin L. Troup and Clifford G. Christians. Ed. Calvin L. Troup. Augustine for the Philosophers: The Rhetor of Hippo, the Confessions, and the Continentals. Baylor University Press-Rhetoric and Religion Series, (August 2014).
"C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters." Ed. Robert H. Woods, Jr. Evangelicals and Popular Culture: Pop Goes the Gospel. Santa Barbara, CA: ABL-CIO, Inc., 2013. 21-35.
Recent Honors and Awards
Editor-Elect, Explorations in Media Ecology
Journal of Communication and Religion. The journal of the Religious Communication Association. 2009-2013.
Journal of Communication and Religion
Western Journal of Communication
2011 Departmental Review Committee Chair (co-chair with Dr. Janie Harden Fritz), Duquesne University