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Michael Warren Tumolo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Communication & Rhetorical Studies

340 College Hall
Phone: 412.396.6460

Education:

Ph.D., Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008
M.A., Communication and Culture, Indiana University, 2002
B.A., Communication, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
Research

 

My research focuses on the how predispositions concerning human judgment, knowledge, and agency are forged through the experience of rhetorical discourse. I am working on a book-length project addressing the rhetoric of Franklin Pierce's presidency and public memory.

Honors/Awards
Awards for Teaching

Faculty Development Grant, 'Communicating in the Marketplace of Memory: Germany and the United States,' Spring 2012, Office of International Programs, Duquesne University (funded preparatory work for a new study abroad program)

Faculty/Student Research Grant, Fall 2011, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Duquesne University (award for mentoring undergraduate research)

College of the Liberal Arts Graduate Outstanding Teaching Award, Spring 2007, College of the Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University (Highly competitive college-wide award given to honor excellence achievement for graduate student teaching)


Select Awards for Research

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Grant, Fall 2008, California State University, Stanislaus (funded research on President Franklin Pierce at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.)

Rock Ethics Institute Dissertation Fellowship, Spring 2006, Rock Ethics Institute, The Pennsylvania State University (Highly competitive dissertation fellowship, teaching release, tuition waiver, stipend, and research funds)

Communication Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, Spring 2005, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University (teaching release, tuition waiver, and stipend)

Research Award, Communication Arts and Sciences Research Grant, Spring 2005, Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University (funded dissertation research at the National Holocaust Museum and Memorial in Washington D.C.)

Publications

 

Tumolo, Michael. 'On Useful Rhetorical History.' Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2011 (55-62).

Placone, Ronald A. and Michael Tumolo. 'Interrupting the Machine: Cynic Comedy in the -Rally for Sanity and/or Fear.'- Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011 (10-21).

Tumolo, Michael. 'Nathaniel Hawthorne's Greatest Fiction: The Epideictic Function in Pierce's Presidential Campaign.' In The Functions of Argument in Context. Edited by Denis S. Gouran. Washington, D.C.: The National Communication Associate, 2010 (499-505).

Tumolo, Michael. 'Teaching Democratic Theory in Practice.' In Faculty Voices. California State University, Stanislaus, Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2010): 37-38.

Tumolo, Michael. 'Know Thyself.' In Faculty Voices. California State University, Stanislaus, Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2009): 57-59.

Tumolo, Michael. Review of Framing Public Memory. Edited by Kendall Phillips. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 37 (Winter 2007): 101-104.

Tumolo, Michael. Review of Veil Politics in Liberal Democratic States. By Ajume H. Wingo. Quarterly Journal of Speech 90 (August 2004): 370-372.

Courses
Courses taught at Duquesne

Comm 102: Public Speaking (Faith and Reason)
Comm 204: Professional Communication in Integrated Marketing
Comm 206: Communication in the Marketplace
Comm 301W: History of Communication
Comm 330: Integrated Marketing Communication Functions I: Public Relations
Comm 333: Integrated Marketing Communication Functions II: Advertising
Comm 387/587: Event Planning and Communication Architecture