Faculty and Staff
Andrew O McLaughlin
Basic Course Instructor - CMN 1310
Office: 1420 - Coleman Hall
My research interests lie in documentary film, the rhetoric of war, nuclear rhetoric, and the frequency of ideographic language used in political talk-radio. I was in the military for seven years and did a one year tour of Iraq. I'm an advocate for the notion that all life experiences are beneficial to building one's character and that everyone should take the opportunity to travel the world when the prospect presents itself. I currently enjoy bike touring, taking graduate courses, collecting vinyl records, and cooking at home.
My office hours are:
Tuesday from 8:30-9:30am
Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm
and by appointment
Frequently Taught CoursesCMN 1310 - Introduction to Speech Communication
TA - CMN 3100 - Persuasion
TA - CMN 2030 - Applied Communication
EducationB.A. in Communication at Eastern Illinois University
- Concentration: Rhetoric and Public Advocacy
- Minor: Film Studies
- Concentration: Critical / Cultural Studies
Rhetoric Society of America
Pop Culture Association / American Culture Association
ResearchDocumentary Production, Political Rhetoric, Rhetoric of War, Persuasion/Argumentation, Critical Cultural Studies, Alternative Media, Radical Media, Digital Video Production, Combat/Post-Combat literature Veteran Communities and Subcultures, Experimental Media, Visual Communication, New Media Production, Public Address.
Selected Conference PresentationsMcLaughlin, A. (2013, April). A Soldier’s Home, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Presenter.
McLaughlin, A. (2013, April). Towards a Punk Praxis? Punk, Community and Civic Engagement, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Panelist.
McLaughlin, A. (2010, May). Words of Wisdom in an Overly Progressive Race for Armament: A Study of Anti-Nuclear Rhetoric, Rhetoric Society of America, Session Chair/Presenter.