Communication

M. Ilon Lauer

320 Memorial Hall
(309) 298-2656
MI-Lauer@wiu.edu

Ilon Lauer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Western Illinois University and is currently serving as the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Communication. He received his B.A. in History and English at Oakland University, his M.A. in Speech Communication from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from the University of Georgia. He primarily teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the communication department's rhetoric sequence. In addition, he teaches courses in argumentation, persuasion, and debate.

He has published his work in a diverse range of journals including the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Advances in the History of Rhetoric, and Human Mutation. He has presented a number of professional papers to national and international communication associations and served as the Book Review Editor for Argumentation and Advocacy. In addition to his scholarship, he coached has coached nationally ranked debate teams at Western Illinois and at the University of Georgia. As an undergraduate, he debated at Wayne State University.

Education

Ph.D. in Speech Communication, University of Georgia
M.A. in Speech Communication, Indiana University
B.A. in History/English, Oakland University

Teaching Areas

Argumentation
Rhetoric
Media
Visual Communication

Research Interests

Rhetoric (Classical, Visual, Critical)
Argumentation (Visual Argument, Political Argument, Argumentation Theory)
Media and Discourse

 

 



M. Ilon Lauer