Josh Boyd

Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies // Communication

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2274E

Office hours: Spring 2020: Monday 9:30am - 11:00am & Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Phone: (765) 494-3333

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Ohio University
B.A., Lipscomb University

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Boyd teaches COM 204 (Critical Perspectives on Communication), the writing intensive course that is part of the pre-communication requirement. Teaching is his favorite part of the job; he has won Purdue's 2010 Murphy Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, as well as the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award.

Representative Publications
    “A tool instead of a chore: Measuring student learning gains in order to improve instruction.” Communication Teacher (2018). With Melanie Morgan.
    “Organizational rhetoric:  A subject of interest(s).”  Management Communication Quarterly (2011).  With Damion Waymer.
    "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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