Office number: Riverview 217A
Phone number: (320) 308-3253
Degrees held and granting institutions
B.A. from George Fox College, Newberg, OR, 1980
M.A. from Purdue University, 1983
Ph.D. from Purdue University, 1986
Primary and/or current research interests
Jeff's writing and teaching is informed by two basic questions. First, how does communication create reality for people? And second, how can students best learn to have a voice in the creation and management of their worlds? His specific research interests are in philosophy of communication, especially the connections between communication and philosophical hermeneutics, and in rhetorical theory and criticism, especially the analysis of religious and political discourse in popular culture.
Jeff has traveled in Europe, Central America, and Africa. He taught in Alnwick, England, during the summer of 2001, and he directed the St. Cloud State University program in Alnwick during the fall of 2006. He participated in St. Cloud State's Faculty Study Tour to South Africa during the spring of 2008.