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David Stern


Ph.D. candidate, Duquesne University
M.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Rider University

348F Center for Communications and Information Technology

Mr. Stern’s research interests center around the role of communication in culture and cultural identity. His research primarily focuses on ancient Jewish rhetoric, inter-religious communication, and phenomenology. As a self-avowed “Trekkie,” he also conducts research on fan cultures and fandom. He has presented his research at conferences of the National Communication Association and the Eastern Communication Association. Mr. Stern has presented several papers on topics such as the 2010 Chinese cyber-attack on Google and Hannah Arendt and the Book of Esther. Recently, he participated in a roundtable discussion at the annual Religious Communication Association conference in San Francisco.

Mr. Stern is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University, where he also taught and served as co-director of the Public Speaking course. Mr. Stern’s teaching interests include Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, and “Any 100 level course where I can introduce students to the field of Communication Studies.”

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