Josh Boyd

  • Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Ph.D., Indiana University
    M.A., Ohio University
    B.A., Lipscomb University

Department Information

Communication // Faculty

Office Information

  • Dr. Boyd's primary interest is corporate rhetoric, and he is also interested in classroom innovation involving writing.

    Dr. Boyd teaches COM 204 (Critical Perspectives on Communication), the writing intensive course that is part of the pre-communication requirement.  He won Purdue's 2010 Murphy Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching , and has won the department's W. Charles Redding Award for Excellence in Teaching 5 times. 


  • Representative Publications

    • “Organizational rhetoric:  A subject of interest(s).”  Management Communication Quarterly (2011).  With Damion Waymer.

    • "Communitas/corporatas tensions in organizational rhetoric: Finding a balance in sports public relations," Journal of Applied Communication Research (2008). With Melissa Stahley.

    • "A different kind of [text]book: Using fiction in the classroom," Communication Education (2004)

    • “The rhetorical construction of trust online.”  Communication Theory (2003).

    • "Selling home: Corporate stadium names and the destruction of commemoration," Journal of Applied Communication Research (2000).

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