Alberto Gonzalez, Ph.D.


Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-6076 Fax: 419-372-0202
Address: 300 Kuhlin Center


Dr. González works in the areas of intercultural communication and rhetoric. His published research includes examinations of the political discourse of Mexican American activists and explorations of popular music as a mode of communication. His work has appeared in various journals, including The Quarterly Journal Of Speech, Youth Theatre Journal, Western Journal of Communication, Southern Communication Journal, and Communication Quarterly.  He has co-edited several books, including Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity and Communication (with Marsha Houston and Victoria Chen, now in its 5th edition) and Mediating Cultures: Parenting in Intercultural Contexts (with Tina M. Harris).

González has served as the Chair of the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association (NCA). From 2007-2012 he served as chair of NCA’s Affirmative Action & Intercaucus Committee.

Currently, Dr. González is editing a book of essays that honor the rhetorical legacy of Nobel Laureate and environmental activist, Wangari Maathai.


Ph.D.   Ohio State University, Communication
M.A.    Ohio State University, Communication
B.S.     Bowling Green State University, Speech Education


Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Rhetoric
Rhetorical Criticism
Humanistic Research Methods
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Introduction to Communication
Business & Professional Speaking
Philosophical Foundations of Communication Studies

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