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Samuel Jay


Communications, Ethics/Ethical Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Men's Health, Rhetoric, Social Media


Rhetoric and digital media: influence and persuasion in sports, politics and economics, especially the role of emotion and digital media in influencing and persuading

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Communication Arts and Sciences


Office Phone: 303-615-0631

Interviewed by: CBS4, Univision, 7News, FOX31, 9NEWS


Samuel Jay joined the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences this fall as a lecturer in Rhetoric. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member Sam spent three years as a CAS adjunct professor. In June, Sam received his Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Denver where his scholarship focused on Rhetoric and Communication Ethics with a minor in Digital Media. In his research, Sam examines how digital communication technologies and their users generate and circulate emotional energy and how that energy adds rhetoric effectiveness to disparate discourses, including politics, sports, and economics.

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