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Name: Mark Ward
Position/Title: Assistant Professor
Work Address: University of Houston-Victoria
3007 North Ben Wilson
Victoria, Texas 77901
Work Telephone: 361-570-4848 Work Email: wardm@uhv.edu

Educational Background/Training

  • Ph.D. Clemson University,  Communication Studies,  2010 
  • Ph.D. Clemson University,  Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design,  2010 
  • B.A. University of Virginia,  English Language and Literature,  1980 

Relevant Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Houston-Victoria (2010 - Now)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Clemson University (2007 - 2010)
  • Adjunct Professor, Spring Arbor University (2004 - 2007)
  • Instructor, Bob Jones University (1998 - 2004)

Academic Scholarship/Research/Creative Endeavors

    Articles

  • Ward Sr, M. (2010). 'I was saved at an early age': An ethnography of fundamentalist speech and cultural performance. Journal of Communication and Religion.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2010). Avatars and sojourners: Explaining the acculturation of newcomers to multiplayer online games as cross-cultural adaptations. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 23.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2010). The ethic of exigence: Information design, postmodern ethics, and the Holocaust. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 24(1), 60-90.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2010). The banality of rhetoric? (Part 2) Alternate views of technical communication and the Holocaust. Journal Of Technical Writing And Communication, 40(3), 311-336.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2009). The banality of rhetoric? Assessing Steven Katz's 'The ethic of expediency' against current scholarship on the Holocaust. Journal Of Technical Writing And Communication, 39(1), 207-222.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2009). Dark preachers: The impact of radio consolidation on independent religious syndicators. Journal of Media and Religion, 8(2), 79-96.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2009). Squaring the learning circle: Cross-classroom collaborations and the impact of audience on student outcomes in professional writing. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 23(1), 61-82.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2009). Fundamentalist differences: Using ethnography of rhetoric (EOR) to analyze a community of practice. Intercultural Communication Studies, 18(1), 1-20.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2008). Independents' day: Rhetoric, culture, and the history of gasoline marketing in the United States, 1958-2008. Oil-Industry History, 9, 121-142.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2008). The banality of culture? Reassessing the social science of the Goldhagen Thesis on its own terms. Holocaust Studies, 14(1), 1-34.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2008). 'Ordinary communicators': A demonstration proposal for synthesizing the Browning and Goldhagen Theses. Holocaust Studies, 14(2), 41-70.
  • Proceedings

  • Ward Sr, M. (2009). Donor dissonance: Applying cognitive dissonance theory to charitable giving behavior and donor relations. National Communication Association Convention.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2009). Organizing genocide: Looking at the Holocaust through the lens of postmodern organization theory. National Communication Association Convention.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2009). Incommensurability and genocide: Holocaust historiography and the rhetoric of science. National Communication Association Convention.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2009). Interaction and genocide: The Holocaust as a case study of inventive discourse. National Communication Association Convention.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2008). Recovering Nazi-era cultural models through discourse analysis of 'ordinary German' autobiographies. National Communication Association Convention.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2008). 'Pastor, Preacher, Brother, Ladies': Rhetoric as a generative source of cultural alienation in American Protestant fundamentalism. National Communication Association Convention.

    Books

  • Ward Sr, M. (2011). Broadcast Christianity: From the radio age to the Internet and beyond--Vol 1: Broadcast Christianity as Cultural Production. Praeger.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2011). Broadcast Christianity: From the radio age to the Internet and beyond--Vol 2: Broadcast Christianity as Cultural Critique. Praeger.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2011). Broadcast Christianity: From the radio age to the Internet and beyond--Vol 2: Cultural Critique of Broadcast Christianity. Praeger.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2010). Managing the anxiety and uncertainty of religious otherness: Interfaith dialogue as a problem in intercultural communication. In Interfaith communication: Late encounters with the Abrahamic traditions.
  • Ward Sr, M. (2005). Music in the air: The golden age of gospel radio (pp.400). Ambassador.
  • Ward Sr, M. (1994). Air of salvation: The story of Christian broadcasting (pp.256). Baker.