Department of Communication Studies

John O. Burtis

Professor

Communication

Research Interests

My research is in leadership and group (mis-)communication. I believe that communication studies should help us learn how to co-construct the best communities we can.

Courses Taught

At U.N.I. I teach group communication, persuasion, communication theories, and whatever else the department requires of me.

Personal/Professional Interests

In previous lives I was a Director of Forensics (intercollegiate debate and speech--at Kansas State University; Concordia College), a Director of a Leadership Center (at Concordia College), a line worker in a soda factory, and a 4-H club member.

Office

375 Lang

Phone

319-273-3794

Email

john.burtis@uni.edu