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Northwest Missouri State University


John Katsion

John Katsion

Email

Office

140 Wells Hall

Phone

660.562.1286
660.562.1947 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2010

Assistant Professor


Education

  • PhD. Communication Studies (Regent University)
  • M.A. Speech Communication (Minnesota State University, Mankato)
  • B.S. Theology/Speech/History (Pillsbury Baptist Bible College)

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Intercultural Communication

Academic Interests

  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Public Speaking
  • Study of Currency and Coins
  • Performance Studies

Scholarly Activity

Presentations

  • Respondent of the panel Building Bridges of Community: Cultural Renderings of the Gospel Message  at The National Communication Association's Annual Convention in San Francisco, 2010.
  • "A Visual Narrative of America: A Theoretical Approach for Analyzing Images of Stability and Change on U.S. Currency" Paper presented at The National Communication Association's Annual Convention in Chicago, 2009 on a panel of the Visual Communication Division.
  • Respondent on the panel Sermonic Discourses: Meaning-Making in the Midst of Change at the pre-conference of the Religious Communication Association held at the National Communication Association Annual Conference in Chicago, 2009.
  • "Psalm 77: A Journey of Faith in the Midst of Despair" Paper and performance presented at The National Communication Association's Annual Convention in Boston, 2005 on a panel of the Religious Communication Association.
  • "Moving Forward/Looking Back: An Application of a New Method to the Imagery on the 1794 U.S. Silver Dollar Coin" Paper presented at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention  in Chicago, 2004 as part of the Top Papers in Visual Communication Panel, Visual Communication Division.
  • "The Power of Allegory, Metaphor and Time: The Second Inaugural Address of Thomas Jefferson" Paper presented at The National Communication Association's Annual Convention in Miami, 2003 on a panel of the American Society for the History of Rhetoric.
  • "Reaching Out/Reaching In: Choral Reading as a Medium for Addressing Rape" Paper presented at The National Communication Association's Annual Convention in Miami, 2003 on a panel of the Religious Communication Association.
  • "Communication in Action: Equipment for Living and the Hymn Amazing Grace" Paper presented at The National Communication Association's Annual Convention in New Orleans, 2002 on a panel of the Kenneth Burke Society.

Publications

  • Understanding Evangelical Media [Review of  Quentin J. Schultze's and Robert H. Woods Jr., eds Understanding Evangelical Media: The Changing Face of Christian Communication. (Downers Grove: IVP Academic), 2008.] Cultural Encounters. [in press scheduled to be published Spring of 2010].
  • Reel Spirituality [Review of Robert K. Johnston's, Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue, 2nd ed. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic), 2006.] Cultural Encounters. 4.2 (2008).
  • How to Analyze Your Arguments in Preaching Preaching (Nov-Dec, 1998).
  • Mock Parliamentary Debate The Speech Communication Teacher (Winter, 1997).

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member of the National Communication Association
  • Member of the Religious Communication Association
  • Speaks at various camps and conference centers on communication and storytelling