Office Hours, FALL 2014

  • TR 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • WF 1:00-2:00 pm
  • & by appointment

Curricular Interests

  • Development of Courses and Curriculum to advance international education

Joseph Bulsys

Associate Professor


Blake B 117
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Joe's Dog

Joseph Bulsys has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1979.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (1984)

Research Interests

    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
Fall 2014 Classes

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 ana
    lyze student speeches.
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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
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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 intercultura
    l 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
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