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Christopher L. Johnstone

Christopher L. Johnstone

Associate Professor Emeritus of Communication Arts and Sciences

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  1. B.A., University of California at Davis, 1969
  2. M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972
  3. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976

Christopher Johnstone is a rhetorical scholar who specializes in the history of rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, and the philosophy of rhetoric. He specializes in the early development of Greek rhetoric and philosophy, communication ethics, and rhetorical epistemology. He also studies the role of speech and language in the transition from mythology to naturalistic cosmology in early Greek thought, and the role of communication in the moral development of individuals and communities. His scholarship and mentoring have been recognized by a variety of awards, such as the ECA Past Presidents’ Award for Scholarship, USG Academic Assembly Excellence in Advising Award, and the Director’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.