Jay A Frank

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Jay is a PhD Candidate and Graduate Instructor in the Department of Communication Studies. His research focuses on public science projects and the way they communicate and modify cultural debates about class and labor. His dissertation project looks specifically at the way that different scientific communities are organized around climate change research initiatives. His other main research project focuses on U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East (particularly in Syria) and its role in the "Obama Doctrine."

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, 2012.
  • Master of Arts: Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, 2014.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Communication Studies, University of Minnesota, 2018.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • Rhetoric of Science
  • U.S. Public Address & Presidential Rhetoric
  • Argumentation and Debate
  • Film, Television and Media Studies
  • Media Production
Courses Taught
  • COMM1101: Introduction to Public Speaking
  • COMM1313W: Analysis of Argument
  • COMM3201: Introduction to Electronic Media Production
  • COMM3211: Introduction to U.S. Electronic Media
  • COMM3601: Introduction to Rhetorical Theory