Craig Pinkerton

Craig Pinkerton

Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type
- Present

Dr. Craig Pinkerton is a educator and scholar of communication with an emphasis in Rhetorical Studies. He has delivered engaging courses in face-to-face, hybrid, and completely online formats and built high-impact, place-based, service-learning programs with an emphasis in civic engagement. He has 4 years experience teaching and researching in Thailand. His current research is focused on understanding humanizing and dehumanizing communication practices in public discourse.

He has taught a wide variety of subjects on communication, including Introduction to Communication, Principles of Public Relations and Advertising, Critical Analysis of Messages, Rhetorical Analysis and Criticism, Communication and Persuasion, Modern Presentation Techniques, Public Speaking, Marketing Communication, Communication Consulting and Training, Speaking in Mediated Contexts, Political Communication, Communication and Campaigning, Argumentative Analysis and Advocacy, Communication in Public Advocacy, Gender and Communication, Interpersonal Conflict Management, Interpersonal Communication, Special Topics in Media: Inquires into Being Human Together and Apart, and Special Topics in Media: Contemplations on Digital Culture.

He has won over fifteen academic awards and honors, including the prestigious Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) and a top paper award for political communication scholarship from the largest and most competitive division of the International Communication Association (ICA).

Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Ohio University

Learning & Teaching

  • COMM 215: Special Topics in Media: Inquires into Being Human Together and Apart
  • COMM 315: Special Topics in Media: Contemplations on Digital Culture