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Ian T. Dawe, MA

Ian Dawe


Curriculum Vitae​

E-mail: Ian Dawe

Office Location: 3320
Phone: Please contact via email
Areas of Expertise:
Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Critical Media Studies, and Advertising 

Education & Degrees

Doctoral Student, University of Denver, Communication, 2014 (anticipated)

MA, Colorado State University, Speech Communication, 2001

BA, Colorado State University, Speech Communication, 1998


Ian is a Doctoral student at the University of Denver, studying Rhetoric and Communication Ethics with a specific focus on Greco-Roman rhetoric as it applies to the contemporary study of legal reasoning and practice. He earned both his B.A. and M.A. in Speech Communication from Colorado State University with strong emphases in public address, rhetorical criticism, and critical media studies. His primary areas of research include rhetorical theory, contemporary public address, rhetorical criticism, the critical study of mediated discourse, and legal rhetoric. Ian teaches courses in critical media studies, argumentation, and advertising. In addition, Ian is a member and serves as the current Chair of the Visibility Committee for the American Society of Trial Consultants.


Rhetoric for Trial Writing, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, April 2012.

Effective Communication and Presentation Skills for Trial Attorneys, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association, November 2011​

Courses Taught

COMM 1021 Media Studies
COMM 2140 Argumentation​
COMM 4040 Communication, Prison, and Social Justice
COMM 4665 Principles of Advertising