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Rosa A. Eberly

Rosa A. Eberly

Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and English

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

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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 in higher education contexts and beyond. 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; rhetoric, free speech, and democracy; rhetoric and poetics; aural rhetorics; and networked identity. Eberly teaches the only required course for the intercollege minor in civic and community engagement (CAS 222/CIVCM 211). She also teaches Contemporary American Political Rhetoric (CAS 478: Rhetorics and/of Violence), Rhetorical Theory (CAS 201), and Issues in Rhetoric and Composition: Literary Public Spheres (ENGL 474). Eberly is author of Citizen Critics: Literary Public Spheres; co-editor of A Laboratory for Public Scholarship and Democracy and The Sage Handbook of Rhetoric; and articles on publics theory, proto-public deliberation in rhetoric classrooms, public memory, sound studies, and rhetoric and identity.