John W. Gareis, PhD

1122B Cathedral of Learning
Office hours: TBA
412-624-1138
412-624-1878

Education

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Biography

Lecturer/Director of Undergraduate Advising, Faculty Advisor for the Undergraduate Communication Club, Lambda Pi Eta (Omicron Psi Chapter).

John Gareis is interested in American civil religion in its various forms and contexts. His research interests include women in the military, preaching the 1960s, and communication as culture. Gareis has also collaborated in studies of computer-mediated small-group discussion and diversity in the classroom.

Cohn, E. and Gareis, J.W. "Communication as Culture: An Introduction to the Communication Process." 2nd. Ed. Kendall Hunt Publishing. 2013

Cohn, E., and Gareis, J.W. “Faculty Members as Architects: Structuring Diversity Accessible Courses.” In Branche, J., Mullennix, J., and Cohn, E. (Eds.), Diversity Across the Curriculum, Anker Publishing Company (in preparation, expected spring 2007).

Gareis, J.W., Cohn, E.R., and Skupien, J. “Infusing Diversity into an Introductory Communication Course.” In Branche, J., Mullennix, J., and Cohn, E. (Eds.), Diversity Across the Curriculum, Anker Publishing Company (in preparation, expected spring 2007).

Gareis, J. “The Chautauqua Sermon as Moral Compass,” from Chautauqua Oratory: The Impact of Eloquence lecture series presented at the Chautauqua Institution, August 21-24, 2000.

Gareis, J. “Purification of the Ranks: The Theology of Military Women,” paper presented to the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, IL, October 29-November 2, 1992.

Courses Taught

  • Communication Process (COMMRC 0300)
  • Public Speaking (COMMRC 0520)
  • Organizational Communication (COMMRC 1102)
  • Rhetoric and Culture (COMMRC 1103)
  • Small Group Communication (COMMRC 1106)
  • Theories of Interpersonal Communication (COMMRC 1110)
  • Theories of Persuasion (COMMRC 1111)
  • History of Mass Media (COMMRC 1121)
  • Special Topics in Mass Communication: Filtered Faith (COMMRC 1732)