Erik Garrett, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Communication & Rhetorical Studies
College Hall 305
Education:Ph.D., Philosophy and Communication, Purdue University, 2007
M.A., Philosophy, Lewis University, 2000
B.A., Philosophy, History, and Political Science, Lewis University, 1998
Exploring Intercultural Communication
Integrated Marketing Communication Function 1: Public Relations
Rhetoric and Hermeneutics
Rhetoric of Digital Communication
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Business & Professional Communication
Honor's College Course on Diaspora
Honor's College Course on Interfaith Communication
Garrett, E. (forthcoming) The essential secret of indirect communication. Review of Communication.
Garrett, E. (2011) The rhetoric of antiblack racism: Lewis R. Gordon's radical phenomenology of embodiment. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 19(1), 6-16.
Garrett, E. (2010) Existential identity questions. Ronald Jackson (ed) Encyclopedia of Identity, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press, pp. 271-275.
Scigliano, D. & Garrett, E. (2010). Raising Your Voice - Joint Education and Public Relations E-Learning Advocacy Project. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (pp. 1194-1198). Chesapeake, VA: AACE
Cantrill, J., Durfee, J., Garrett, E. & Rochester, G. (2007). Exploring a sense of self-in-place to explain the impulse for urban sprawl. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 1(2), 123-145.
Myers, Jr. O. E., Saunders, C. D. & Garrett, E. (2004). What do children think animals need? Developmental trends. Environmental Education Research 10(4) 545-562.
Book projects in the works on the Phenomenology of Zoo Experiences and Communication as Loving Struggle.
I consider myself a phenomenologist and a rhetorician. In my research I have been interested in Philosophy of Communication, Communication Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Intercultural Communication, Urban Communication, Environmental Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Non-Profit Organizations, Afro-Caribbean Philosophy, Human-Animal Bond, and Social Justice.
I teach a large number of service-learning courses. To me service-learning offers the opportunity for praxis to richly inform our theories. I also am committed to interdisciplinary methods and practices in my teaching.