Christopher A. House

Christopher A. House

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Culture and Communication

Specialty:Reconciliation Studies; Rhetorics of HIV/AIDS; Critical Rhetoric, Race & Religion; African American Rhetoric; Rhetorical Theology; Media & Popular Culture; Black Church Studies
Phone:(607) 274-3216
Office:429 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Dr. Christopher A. House (B.S., The College at Brockport, SUNY; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) is associate professor of Communication Studies and affiliate faculty in Culture and Communication and Martin Luther King Scholar program.
 His research interests are in rhetorical theology, critical media & digital studies, difference/diversity & inclusion, Black church studies, African American rhetoric, rhetorical theory/criticism. 

As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Syracuse University Fellow, and K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, he has received several national awards and honors. His scholarship has been published in Journal of Communication and Religion (2018), Southern Journal of Communication (2018), Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric (2017), International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods (2016), Journal of Race & Public Policy (2014), International Journal of Communication (2013) and Memphis Theological Seminary Journal (2012). His current book project (under contract), Touch Your Neighbor and Say, “Black Lives Matter!”: Rhetoric, Race & Religion in the Age of #BLACKLIVESMATTER is expected to be published late 2018.

Dr. House is the pastor of Christian Community Church located on the campus of Ithaca College and he is an accomplished motivational & inspirational speaker, and lecturer for several religious, non-profit and community organizations in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, and in several African countries. In addition to his academic, professional, and ecclesiastical responsibilities, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Dr. House has and/or will teach the following courses:

·      Public Communication

·      Rhetoric of the Black Church

·      Rhetoric of HIV/AIDS

·      The Rhetoric of Religion

·      Introduction to Culture and Communication

·      Modern and Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric

·      The Rhetoric of The Simpsons

·      U.S. Civil Rights Seminar

.      African American Rhetoric

.      Communication, Culture and Rhetoric








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