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Rosa A. Eberly PhD

Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and English

Director, Intercollege Minor in Civic and Community Engagement

Director, Undergraduate Studies, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences

214 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-0867

Office Hours:

  • Friday 10-12 and by appointment
  • Zoom meeting ID 6077687817
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Rosa Eberly is a free-range rhetorician who studies histories and theories of rhetoric, publics theory, public memory, and deliberation in higher education contexts and beyond. Since 1996 she has studied and taught courses on relationships among rhetoric, violence, and public memory with emphasis on violence in educational settings. Additional interests include Isocrates and Theophrastus; rhetoric, free speech, and democracy; rhetoric and poetics; sound and aural rhetorics; and networked identity. Eberly teaches the only required course for the intercollege minor in civic and community engagement (CAS 222/CIVCM 211) and graduate seminars on Publics Theory, Rhetoric and Poetics, and Sound. Eberly is most recently author of Towers of Rhetoric: Memory and Reinvention, an open-source, transmedia book. She is also author of Citizen Critics: Literary Public Spheres; co-editor of A Laboratory for Public Scholarship and Democracy and The Sage Handbook of Rhetoric; co-author of The Elements of Reasoning, 2d ed.; and articles on publics theory, proto-public deliberation in rhetoric classrooms, public memory, sound studies, and rhetoric and identity.