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Stephen P Depoe

Title: Professor, Head
Office: 137D McMicken Hall
Tel: 513-556-4459
Email: depoesp@ucmail.uc.edu

Stephen P. Depoe, PhD (Northwestern, 1986), is a Professor of Communication and Department Head. He is currently the co-editor of a book series on Media and Environmental Communication published by Palgrave MacMillan.  He was the founding editor of ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION: A JOURNAL OF NATURE AND CULTURE (www.tandfonline.com/renc) from 2007-13, and was also the founding chair of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) (http://theieca.org). His research areas include environmental and risk communication, particularly the role of the public in environmental decision-making; and public communication. His recent work includes the co-edited volumes VOICE AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014);  NUCLEAR LEGACIES: COMMUNICATION, CONTROVERSY, AND THE U. S. NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX (Lexington Press, 2007) and COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING (SUNY Press, 2004). Dr. Depoe teaches courses in Environmental Communication, Communication and Sport, Rhetoric of Social Movements, Rhetorical Research Methods, and Advanced Rhetorical Theory.

Education

  • PhD, Communication, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, 1986 (rhetoric and public communication).
  • M. A., Communication , Northwestern University, Evanston IL, 1984 (rhetoric and public communication).
  • B. A., Communication and Theatre Arts, Emporia State University, Emporia KS, 1981 (Communication, English).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), Depoe, Stephen, Linking Community with Environment, Ohio Environmental Education Fund. (OEEF Grant 00G-035), $49,968.00. 01/01/2000 to 12/31/2002. Status: Closed.

Publications

Work in Progress

  • Peeples, J., & Depoe, S.  Voice and Environment:  An Edited Volume.  In preparation for submission to SUNY Press.
  • Cox, R., & Depoe, S.  Emergence and "growth" of the field of environmental communication.  Chapter in HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICATION.  To be published by Routledge (target date 2014).
  • Depoe, S. Future trajectories in environmental communication.  Chapter in HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICATION.  To be published by Routledge (target date 2014).

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Depoe, S. P. (04/02/2012). Publishing your Manuscript: Tips from a Journal Editor University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
  • Depoe, S. P. (04/25/2012). Environmental Communication: Challenges and Opportunities Purdue University, West Lafayette IN.

Experience & Service

Service

  • Editor of Journal, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 01/01/2007 to 12/31/2013
  • President, International Environmental Communication Association 07/01/2011 to 06/30/2013

Courses Taught

  • 15-COMM-467 ENVIRONMENTAL COMM
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11A

  • 15-COMM-401 RHETORICAL THEORY
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11A

  • 15-COMM-401 RHETORICAL THEORY
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12W

  • 15-COMM-801 ADVANC RHET THEORY
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 12W

  • 15-COMM-401 RHETORICAL THEORY
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12S