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James A. Herrick, Ph.D.
The Guy VanderJagt Professor of Communication


Specialty Areas: Rhetoric, Argumentation, New Religious Movements, Technology and Spirituality, Discourse of Futurism

Dr. Herrick began his teaching career at Hope College in 1984, after attaining his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. His BA was issued by California State University in 1976, and the University of California awarded his MA in 1979. Dr. Herrick served as chair of the Hope College Department of Communication from 1993-2003. He is the 2007 recipient of the Ruth and John Reed Faculty Achievement Award.

Dr. Herrick co-convened the April 2013 conference, "After the Genome: A Conference on the Language of our Biotechnological Future," held at Wake Forest University.

Dr. Herrick's Curriculum Vitae

Courses instructed by Dr. Herrick include:

COMM 160. Analytic Skills in Communication
COMM 260. Rhetoric and Public Culture
COMM 395.
Honors Seminar on Biotechnology and Human Enhancement
COMM 460. Rhetorical and Communication Theory

Books by Dr. Herrick include:

Essays and Editorials written by Dr. Herrick