Collegiate Affiliation

Jeremy teaches courses in communication, including 3431 Persuasion Theories, 4471 Communication in Marriage and Family, 5441 Human Communication in Organizations, and 1313 Analysis of Argument. He received his Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota in 1994, writing a dissertation about the complexities of public performance by nightclub bands.

He has had 25 years of experience in the field of trial consulting, advising attorneys on jury decision-making, opening statements, and jury selection interviews. He was the featured guest on Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Show program on jury duty, June 2005. In addition to his legal interests, he is also fascinated by the topic of credibility, as it applies to all areas of life. Other interests include "blasphemous" cover versions of well-known songs, and funny British town names.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD: Speech Communication, University of Minnesota, 1994 -


  • Persuasion
  • Credibility in all different contexts
  • Communication in the courtroom
  • Group communication and jury deliberations
  • Family communication