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Oldenburg

Christopher Oldenburg

Associate Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Whipple Hall, Room 206
217.245.3467
Research Interests
The rhetoric of the Catholic Church, narrative and American political discourse, Children’s Literature, and William Jennings Bryan.
Education
University of Memphis | Ph.D.
University of Dayton | M.A
University of Dayton | B.A.
Bio

Christopher J. Oldenburg teaches courses in Rhetorical Theory, Rhetorical Criticism, and Public Address. He enjoys introducing students to the rhetorical tradition and the liberal arts and helping students discover their rhetorical selves. He is the author of The Rhetoric of Pope Francis: Critical Mercy and Conversion for the Twenty-First Century (Lexington Books 2018), as well as a number of articles appearing in the KB Journal (Kenneth Burke Journal), Communication Studies, Southern Communication Journal, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Journal for the History of Rhetoric.