Curriculum Vitae

Michael E. Eidenmuller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

 

Office Address

HPR 265

Department of Communication

College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, TX 75799

903.566.7093

E-Mail: eiden@uttyler.edu


Education

Ph.D. Louisiana State University  1998

Speech Communication (Phi Kappa Phi)

Area of Specialization: Rhetoric and Public Address

Minor Area of Study: Philosophy & Religion

Outside Research Method: Statistics

 

M.A. The Florida State University  1994

Mass Communication

Minor Area of Study: Classical Rhetoric

 

B.A. California State University at Long Beach 1989

English (Cum Laude)

Major Area of Specialization: Creative Writing

Additional Area of Study: Music Composition and Performance


Work Experience

8/06 - present

Associate Professor, Speech Communication, The University of Texas at Tyler. Courses: Communication Theory (graduate and undergraduate levels), Religious Persuasion, Contemporary Rhetoric, Advanced Public Speaking, Speech Fundamentals. Course Load: 4/4, 4/3, 3/3 (current load per semester).

8/00 - 8/06

Assistant Professor, Speech Communication, The University of Texas at Tyler. Courses: Freshman Seminar: Rhetoric & Western Culture, Contemporary Rhetoric, Communication Theory, Religious Persuasion, Business and Professional Speaking, Public Communication, Small Group Communication, Persuasion and the Media, Advanced Public Speaking, Speech Fundamentals. Course Load: 4/4 (semester).

8/97- 7/00

Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Public Address, Northwestern State University. Courses: Rhetorical Theory, Rhetorical Analysis, Special Topics in Rhetoric, Advanced Public Speaking, Speech Fundamentals. Course Load: 5/5 (semester); 1/1 B-session (semester); 2 (summer session).

8/93 - 6/97

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Louisiana State University. Courses: Introduction to Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, Business and Professional Speaking. Course Load: 2/2 (semester); 1 (summer session).

5/96 - 5/97

Graduate Research Assistant, Louisiana State University. Research Supervisor: Dr. James M. Honeycutt. Research Area: Communication Theory; Experimental Design.

1/92 - 12/92

Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Florida State University. Course: Speech Fundamentals.

8/92 - 12/92

Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Florida State University. Supervisor: Dr. Thomas King. Course: Classical Rhetoric.


Publications (all)

Eidenmuller, M.E. & Honeycutt, J.M. (2010). Characteristics and functions of imagined interactions and interpersonal Christian prayer. In J.M. Honeycutt (Ed.) Imagine That: Studies in Imagined Interactions. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2008). Great Speeches for Better Speaking. Chicago: McGraw-Hill.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2005). American evangelicalism, democracy, & civic piety: A computer-based analysis of Promise Keepers' discourse. In R. P. Hart and J. L. Pauley (Eds.) The Political Pulpit Revisited. Purdue University Press.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2002). U.S. evangelicalism, democracy, & civic piety: A computer-based lexical analysis of Promise Keepers 1997 stadium and Washington, D.C. rally discourses. Journal of Communication & Religion, 25, 64-85.

Honeycutt, J.M. & Eidenmuller, M.E. (2001). Communication and attribution: The effects of music on intimate couples' verbal and nonverbal conflict-resolution behaviors. In V. Manusov & J.H. Harvey (Eds.) Attribution, communication behavior, and close relationships. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2001). [Review of the book Temporality, eternity, and wisdom: The rhetoric of Augustine's confessions] Rhetoric & Public Affairs.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2000). Promise Keepers and the rhetoric of recruitment: The context, the persona, and the spectacle. In D. Claussen (Ed.), The Promise Keepers: Essays on Masculinity and Christianity. Jefferson, NC:  McFarland & Company, Inc.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2000). [Review of the book Folly of God: The rise of Christian preaching] Homiletic.

Eidenmuller, M.E. & Heald, G. (1999). Intercultural/Inter-racial uses and gratifications of popular music: An exploratory study of rap versus nonrap music. Louisiana Communication Journal, 1(1) 36-49.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (1996). Contemporary religious music preference and audience orientation: Do the lyrics really matter? The Journal of Communication and Religion, 19 (2), 37-46.

Adams, T. L. & Eidenmuller, M. E. (1992). Empowerment as semantic strategy in the 1992 presidential elections: The Bush campaign targets minority constituencies." Spectrum, 3(1): 17-24.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (1990). My last piano. Spectra 23, 37.


Conference Presentations

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2005). AmericanRhetoric.com: Pedagogical Uses and Functions. Invited lectures delivered at The Calvin Workshops in Communication.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2004). Characteristics and functions of Imagined Interactions compared to interpersonal prayer. An empirical investigation and conceptual clarifications. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2004). The uses and functions of American Rhetoric.com: Global Audiences, Local Ideologies. Invited lecture delivered at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2003). American Rhetoric.com: A resource for faculty and students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2002). On Stephen Carter's 'Integrity Objection': Mapping Verbal Style among Conservative Protestants. Paper presented at the joint annual meeting of the National Communication and Religious Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2001). Teaching the rhetoric of religion course (panel discussion). Presented at the annual meeting of the Religious Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (2001). [Guest Presenter]. Predicting horizontal and vertical dimensions of individualism and collectivism in the pacific rim on the basis of imagined interactions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (1999). The rhetoric of meaning, truth, and authority in contemporary evangelicals' use of biblical Scripture: 'Prooftexting' vs. the 'Scriptural implant.' Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Religious Communication Association, Chicago, IL. 

Eidenmuller, M.E & Honeycutt, J.M. (1999). Communication and attribution: The effects of music on intimate couples' verbal and nonverbal conflict resolution behaviors. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Network on Personal Relationships, Louisville, KY.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (1999). Promise Keepers: A geo-ideological context. Paper presented at the CURIA Grant Research Day, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (1997). A rhetoric of religious order: The case of the Promise Keepers. Paper presented at the joint annual meeting of the Religious Communication Association and the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (1995). Intercultural/Inter-racial Uses and Gratifications of Popular Music: An Exploratory Study of Rap Versus Nonrap Music. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International/Intercultural Communication Association, Miami, Fl.


Theses

Eidenmuller, M.E. (1998). A rhetoric of religious order: The case of the Promise Keepers. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Eidenmuller, M.E. (1994). Rap music and audience orientation: A uses and gratifications approach. Unpublished master's thesis, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl.


Grants Received

Eidenmuller, M.E. (Principal Investigator); Honeycutt, J.M. (Co-Investigator)

Title: Imagined Interactions and Interpersonal Christian Prayer: An Empirical Test and Conceptual Clarification of the Baesler Model.

Funded by: The University of Texas Faculty Research 2001-2002 ($3710.00).

 

Eidenmuller, M.E. (Principal Investigator)

Title: The Language of Religious Revival: Verbal Style in Promise Keepers' Stadium Event Discourse

Funded by: The University of Texas at Tyler Junior Faculty Research 2001 ($2500.00)


Professional Recognition


Professional Service  

  • Creator/Owner/Producer, AmericanRhetoric.com, 8/01 - present
  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Communication and Religion, 2/04 - present
  • Associate Editor, Communication Studies, 8/04 - 3/06
  • Coordinator of E-Communication, Religious Communication Association, 11/03 - 12/13
  • Editor (Dissertations) Homiletic, 11/02 - 5/08
  • Religious Communication Association Executive Council, 11/01 - present
  • Associate Editor, The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 8/98 - 8/01
  • Associate Editor, The Louisiana Communication Journal, 1/99 - 10/99
  • Panel Chair: Studies in Rhetoric and the Challenge of/to Evangelical Christian Community, 1999 Joint Annual Meeting of Religious Communication Association and the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois
  • Seminar/Presentation: Postmodernism and Evangelical Culture, Grace Community Church, Tyler Texas, 3/01
  • Site Designer and Webmaster: Louisiana Communication Association, 12/98 - 4/00
  • Various courses featured in: World Lecture Hall (UT Austin)
  • Proprietary Review: Baesler, J. (2003). Communication and Prayer: Theoretical Explorations and Empirical Investigations. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellon Press. 
  • Proprietary Review 2003: Borchers, T. A. (2002). Persuasion in the media age. New York: McGraw-Hill.

University Service (University of Texas at Tyler)

  • Member: Admissions/Recruitment/Retention Committee, 8/13 - present
  • Member: College of Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee, 10/11 - 5/13
  • Chair: 3rd Year Review Committee for Mary Ana Kidd, 8/12 - 1/12
  • Chair: Department Tenure and Promotion Committee for candidate Marsha Matthews, 8/11 - 1/12
  • Judge: UT Tyler Patriot Idol Contest (prelim round), 11/11
  • Coordinator: UT Tyler Speech Fundamentals, 8/10 - 7/13
  • UT Tyler Coordinator for The UT System's Bill Archer Fellowship, 8/05 - 5/10
  • Faculty Senate Parliamentarian, 8/04 - 5/09
  • Member: College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, 8/08 - 5/09
  • Chair: University Information Technology Committee, 8/09 - 5/10
  • Member: University Information Technology Committee, 7/08 - 5/09
  • Member: Department of Communication Chair Search Committee, 8/08
  • Member: College of Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee, 8/06 - 5/08
  • Session Presider: UT Tyler Conference From Sophocles to Sondheim,  4/06
  • Chair: Faculty Research Committee, 8-05 - 5/06
  • Member: Core Curriculum Committee, 8-05 - 5/06
  • Member: Admissions/Recruitment Committee, 8-05 - 5/06
  • Guest Speaker -- "Academically Speaking": UT Tyler Summer Orientation Sessions, June-July, 2005
  • Session 2 Presider: UT Tyler Conference From Plato to Potter, 3/05
  • Greek Advisory Committee, 3/05 - 8/05
  • Member: Faculty Research Committee, 8/04-5/05
  • Faculty Senate Representative, College of Arts and Sciences,  8/01 - 8/04
  • Chair: Business Governance Committee (Faculty Senate), 8/03-5/04
  • Chair: UTT Faculty Governance Committee,  8/02 - 5/03
  • Vice-Chair: UTT Faculty Affairs Committee,  8/02 - 5/03
  • Member: UTT Graduate Faculty,  8/00 - present.
  • Member: Freshman Year Experience Task Force,  3/03 - 5/04
  • Faculty Advisor: Cornerstone Ministries,  8/02 - 5/04
  • Member: Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee,  8/00 - 5/02
  • UTT Site Designer and Webmaster: Department of Communication  2000 - 2011
  • UTT Recruitment/Promotional Video -- Faculty Interview   2003
  • Tyler Rose Magazine -- Featured Faculty Member   2003
  • Moot Court Counselor: All Saints Episcopal High School   2003
  • UTT Patriot Preview Day (faculty-student orientation)   2003
  • Debate Judge: UIL Regionals   2002
  • Member: Department of Communication Debate Faculty Search, 1/01 - 5/01
  • Author of comprehensive, successful prospectus introducing the Fundamentals of Speech course into the School of Arts and Sciences as Core Curriculum option  2001

University Service (Northwestern State University)

  • Site Designer and Webmaster: NSU Speech Communication
  • Director/Producer: NSU Speech Forum, 8/97 - 4/00
  • NSU Graduate Faculty, 11/99 - 7/00
  • NSU Faculty Senate, 11/98 - 4/00
  • NSU Faculty Senate Subcommittee: Faculty Handbook Revisions, 3/99 - 12/99
  • Head: NSU Speech Communication Committee, 9/99 - 5/00
  • Head: NSU Language and Communication Department Web Site Committee, 9/99 - 7/00
  • Member: NSU Language and Communication Department Teaching Effectiveness Committee, 8/98 - 5/99
  • Member: NSU Action Team Committee for improving intra-university communication
  • Member: NSU Language and Communication Department Chair Search, 3/99 
  • NSU Faculty Sponsor/Advisor: Campus Crusade for Christ, 399 - 5/00 

Professional Affiliations

  • Religious Communication Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi

References

Dr. Kenneth Zagacki

Associate Dept. Head, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Public Address

Department of Communication

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-8104

Phone: (919) 515-9736

E-mail: kszagack@social.chass.ncsu.edu

 

Dr. Gary R. Heald

Associate Dean, Professor of Communication

The Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL. 00323

Phone: (850) 644-9698

E-mail: gheald@garnet.acns.fsu.edu

 

Dr. James M. Honeycutt

Professor of Speech Communication

Department of Speech Communication

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 578-4172

E-mail: sphone@lsu.edu

 

Dr. Andrew King

Professor of Speech Communication

Department of Speech Communication

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 578-4172

E-mail: andyk@lsu.edu

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