Blake B 117
1 College Circle Geneseo, NY 14454
Joseph Bulsys has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1979.
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (1984)
Research interests focus on the rhetoric of the U.S. presidency, presidential campaigns, and international political communication. His teaching experience extends across a broad spectrum of courses including public address, communication theory, intercultural communication and humanities.
Publications and Professional Activities
Published in the Speech Communication Annual, Free Speech Yearbook and the Journal of Communication Studies. Co-author of Public Dialogue: A Basic Coursebook, and an instructor's manual for Public Speaking: Theory Into Practice.
Awards and Honors
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant, 2013-2014
Eastern Communication Association Professional Service Award, 1991-1992
Eastern Communication Association
COMN 102: Principles of Public Speaking
Basic public speaking is the focus of the course. Emphasis is placed on researching topics, organizing speeches, using appropriate language, effective delivery, and critical listening. Instructors analyze student speeches.
COMN 215: American Public Address
The course is designed to introduce students to selected speeches and speakers of significance in United States history. Students will analyze speeches from different historical eras, focusing on the manner in which ideas are made manifest through language, and the impact that such speeches have had and continue to have on life in the United States. Offered every third semester
COMN 317: Intercultural Communication
The purpose of the course is to provide the student with the theoretical and practical tools necessary to understand and attribute meaning to communicative behaviors during the process of intercultural communication. Discussions will focus on how culture influences the communication process and how cultural variations play a role in the process of communication. Prerequisites: COMN 103. Offered every other year