EducationPh.D., Rhetoric, Duquesne University, 2012
M.A., Speech Communication, Kansas State University, 2008
B.S., Political Science, Black Hills State University, 2005
Scholarship, Honors/Awards & Service
Wachs, Anthony M. and Jon D. Schaff. Age of Anxiety: Meaning, Identity, and Politics in 21st-Century Film and Literature. Politics, Literature, & Film Series. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2020.
Wachs, Anthony M. The New Science of Communication: Reconsidering McLuhan's Message for Our Modern Moment. Philosophy/Communication Series. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2015.
Journal Articles (2012 - Present)
Wachs, Anthony M. "Apocalyptic Rhetoric in the Literature of Michael D. O'Brien." LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, vol.21, no. 2, Spring 2018, pp. 55-80.
Wachs, Anthony M. "Technological Transcendence: The Media Ecology of Sacramentals." Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, vol. 53, no. 2, Spring 2018, pp. 63-77.
Wachs, Anthony. "Contextualizing Faith and Reason: Pope Benedict XVI on Religion in the Public Sphere Redux." Journal of Communication and Religion, vol. 38, no. 3, 2015, pp. 107-123.
Wachs, Anthony. "Collective Representations: The Resurrection of Language in Owen Barfield's Anti-Reductionism." Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, vol. 50, no. 3, 2015, pp. 180-198.
Wachs, Anthony M. "Interpersonal Rhetoric: An Approach to Bettering Oneself and Others." Discourse: Journal of the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota. vol. 1, 2014, pp. 32-44.
Book Chapters (2012 - Present)
Wachs, Anthony M. (in press) "The Francis Effect: Pope Francis' Rhetoric in a Church on the verge of Civil War." In J. R. Blaney (Ed.). Understanding Pope Francis: Message, media, and audience. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Wachs, Anthony M. "Marshall McLuhan." An Encyclopedia of Communication Ethics: Goods in Contention. Eds. Ronald C. Arnett, Annette M. Holba, and Susan Mancino. New York: Peter Lang, 2018, pp. 314-317.
Jasso, John and Anthony Wachs. "Appointments and Disappointments: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Relationship Between President Obama, Catholics, and Their Church." The Rise of Barak Obama and the Making of a Rhetor. Eds. Matthew Abraham and Erec Smith. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2013, pp. 65-90.
Recent Honors and Awards
Wimmer Family Foundation Award for Summer Research (2018)
Wimmer Family Foundation Award for Summer Research (2017).
Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year from Northern State University (2016).
Wilhem S. Wurzer Scholarship Award from the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University (2012).
Editor, Discourse: Journal of the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota (2016).
Associate Editor, Discourse: Journal of the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota (2012-2015).
Discourse: Journal of the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota (2018-Present).
Journal of Communication and Religion (2014-Present).
2nd Vice President Religious Communication Association (2020-2021).
Faculty Senator at Northern State University (2015-2016).
Executive Committee Member of the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota (2012-2014).