Ellen Gorsevski, Ph.D.


Position: Associate Professor, Chair, Dept. Communication
Phone: 419-372-8349 Fax: 419-372-0202
Email: elleng@bgsu.edu
Address: 403 Kuhlin Center


My research focuses on contemporary rhetoric, especially the communication practices and artifacts of leaders in peace, social justice and environmental justice movements. Other research interests include environmental rhetoric, international/intercultural rhetoric, political rhetoric, social movement rhetoric, media criticism and propaganda, and nonviolent conflict communication. My books, Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates (Communication and Social Justice series of Troubador Publishing, 2014) and Peaceful Persuasion:  The Geopolitics of Nonviolent Rhetoric (SUNY Press, 2004), encompass visual and spoken communication, culture, and rhetorical theory.  Recent research has been published in journals such as Quarterly Journal of Speech; Western Journal of Communication; Journal of Communication and Religion, and Environmental Communication.


Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University (Communication/Rhetoric)
M.A. Oregon State University (Interdisciplinary Studies/Rhetoric)
B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder (Humanities)


COMM 3100: Communication and Criticism
COMM 4040: Communication and Conflict (both online/web and in person)
COMM 4120: Communication and Gender (both online/web and in person)
MC 6510: Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
MC 5010:  Communication and Conflict (graduate seminar; online/web)