James R. Briscoe
PhD Graduate Student, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
I am a current doctoral candidate at the University of Memphis studying communication with a primary focus in rhetorical studies. My personal goal is to become a University level educator while simultaneously expanding my research in the rhetoric of apology in political communication and refining my associated theory of identity reconstruction. My dissertation attempts to examine this theory and extrapolate its unique rhetorical properties within the genre of apologia. These research interests have allowed me to present and review manuscripts at NCA and have provided me an opportunity to be an ad hoc reviewer for academic publications.
In my spare time I enjoy riding my motorcycle, reading, playing video games, participate in my local congregation and most importantly, spend time with my family.
PhD (Expected to graduate in 2017) - Rhetoric, University of Memphis
M.A. (2013) - Professional Communication, Southern Utah University
B.A. (2011) - Communication, Brigham Young University Idaho
Currently I am a graduate teaching assistant for the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis. I also serve as the Editorial Assistant to the Southern Journal of Communication and as the Graduate Assistant Director for the Center for Writing and Communication at the University of Memphis. I was also a graduate teaching assistant at Southern Utah University.
Honors and Awards
John Angus Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching – University of Memphis
Newell K. Whitney Outstanding Graduate Award – BYU-Idaho
Outstanding Manuscript Award for Apologist in Chief?: Newspaper Kategoria and Antapologia following Barack Obama's "Global Apology Tour" – Central States Communication Association 2013.
Identity, Apologia, Political Scandals
Apologist in Chief?: Newspaper Kategoria and Antapologia following Barack Obama's "Global Apology Tour" Iowa Journal of Communication, Fall 2013
Introduction to Communication
Qualitative Research Methods Lab