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Pat Arneson, Ph.D.

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

College Hall 340B
Phone: 412.396.6445


Ph.D., Rhetoric & Public Address/Philosophy, Ohio University, 1987
M.S., Philosophy of Communication, Southern Illinois University, 1984
B.A., Speech Communication, St. Cloud State University (MN), 1983

Pat Arneson examines issues of human communication from philosophical perspectives with research interests that include free and responsible speech, communication ethics, and women's studies, among other issues.  Pat is editor of Perspectives on Philosophy of Communication (Purdue University Press 2007) and Exploring Communication Ethics: Interviews with Influential Scholars in the Field (Peter Lang 2007) and co-author (with Ronald C. Arnett) of Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age: Community, Hope, and Interpersonal Relationships (SUNY Press 1999).  She has published over 50 book chapters, journal articles, encyclopedia entries, or research reports in journals including Integrative Explorations: Journal of Culture and Consciousness, International Journal of Listening, Women's Studies in Communication, Free Speech Yearbook, Communication Studies, The Review of Communication, The Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication, and Journal of the Association for Communication Administration.