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Christian Spielvogel, Ph.D.

Specialty Areas: Rhetorical & Media Criticism; Conflict Resolution; Political Communication; Educational Simulations

Dr. Spielvogel joined the Hope College faculty in 2000. He received both his BA (1992) and his MA (1997) in Speech Communication from Penn State University. He was awarded his doctorate in Communication Arts & Sciences from Penn State University in May 2003.

Courses instructed by Professor Spielvogel include:

  • Comm 101. The Communication Process
  • Comm 231. Communication and Conflict
  • Comm 260. Rhetoric & Public Culture
  • Comm 395. Presidential Campaign Rhetoric
  • Comm 451. Mass Media Theory & Criticism

Recent Awards:

National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up grant for "Living in the Valley of the Shadow" (2008)

Resident Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, for "Valley Sim" (2007-08)

Fellow, Kauffman Foundation's Education Ventures Labs Program, for "Social e-Textbooks" (Spring 2011).

Select Publications:

"You Know Where I Stand: Moral Framing of the War on Iraq and War on Terrorism in the 2004 Presidential Election Campaign," Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 8.4.

"The Politics of Forrest Gump's Postwar Family Values," Film & History CD-ROM Annual.