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Rosa A. Eberly, Ph.D.

Rosa A. Eberly,, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Rhetoric

Dept. of Communication Arts and Sciences

Dept. of English

Director, Intercollege Minor in Civic and Community Engagement

214 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-0867

Office Hours:

  • Fall Semester 2018
  • TR 11-1
  • F 1:30-2:15
  • appt recommended

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  1. B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1984
  2. M.A., The University of Chicago, 1987
  3. Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1994


Rosa Eberly is a free-range rhetorician who studies histories and theories of rhetoric, publics theory, public memory, and deliberation. Since 1996 she has studied and taught courses on relationships among rhetoric, violence, and public memory with emphasis on violence in educational settings. Additional interests include Isocrates and Theophrastus; rhetoric, free speech, and democracy; rhetoric and poetics; sound and aural rhetorics; and networked identity. Eberly teaches the only required course for the Intercollege Minor in Civic and Community Engagement (CAS 222/CIVCM 211) and graduate seminars on Publics Theory, Rhetoric and Poetics, and Sound Character(s). Eberly is most recently author of Towers of Rhetoric: Memory and Reinvention, an open-source transmedia book. She is also author of Citizen Critics: Literary Public Spheres; co-editor of A Laboratory for Public Scholarship and Democracy and The Sage Handbook of Rhetoric; co-author of The Elements of Reasoning, 2d ed.; and articles on publics theory, proto-public deliberation in rhetoric classrooms, public memory, sound studies, and rhetoric and identity.