David A Helwich

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Communication Studies
247 Ford Hall

224 Church St SE


David is a member of the Teaching Faculty and serves as the University's Director of Debate. He earned his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh, where he completed a dissertation analyzing public debates about the role of nuclear weapons and deterrence in the post-Cold War period. His research interests include security and foreign policy rhetoric, discursive ethics, and social movement theory.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Communications & Rhetoric, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.