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Jeremy David Engels

Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program

Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

215 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-0760

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  1. B.A., University of Kansas, 2002
  2. M.A., University of Illinois, 2003
  3. Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2006

Jeremy Engels is a rhetorical scholar who studies the rhetorical foundations of democratic culture, in all their beauty, in all their ugliness, and ultimately in all their perplexity. His research asks the question, what practices of the care of the self are necessary for us to be confident, competent, capable citizens? He is the author of The Art of Gratitude (SUNY 2018), The Politics of Resentment: A Genealogy (2015), and Enemyship: Democracy and Counter-Revolution in the Early Republic (2010). For his work, he has been awarded the Karl Wallace Award and the New Investigator Award from the National Communication Association. Jeremy is also a trained yoga teacher (RYT-500), and he is currently working on two new book projects—the first investigates how yoga philosophy has informed the American democratic tradition, and the second is a history of mindfulness. Professor Engels teaches courses in rhetorical theory (CAS 201, CAS 420), the rhetoric of war and peace (CAS 373), communication ethics (CAS 426W), rhetorical criticism (CAS 311, CAS 411), democratic theory (CAS 506), and communication and mindfulness (CAS 083). In recognition of his outstanding efforts in the classroom, he was awarded the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts Outstanding Tenure-Line Faculty Teaching Award in Spring 2017.