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Brad Serber

Brad Serber

Assistant Teaching Professor

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  1. B.A., University of Minnesota, 2009
  2. M.A., Texas A&M, 2012
  3. Ph.D., Penn State, 2016

Brad Serber researches the rhetorics of violence and abnormality. His work on violence explores how communities cope in the aftermath of pain, trauma, and loss. His work on abnormality asks who gets to determine what “normal” means and with what consequences. His work has been published in the Journal of General Education, Argumentation & Advocacy, and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing. He is also the author of the Open Educational Resource (OER) Public Speaking textbook Finding Your Voice: Public Speaking in Context(s). Prior to returning to Penn State, he worked for three years as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Public Speaking at the University of North Dakota. In addition to teaching public speaking, he has taught a variety of courses, including but not limited to argumentation and debate, rhetorical theory, civic and community engagement, intercultural conflict, and rhetoric and violence.