Dr. Kevin Ayotte

Dr. Kevin J. Ayotte

 

Dr. Kevin J. Ayotte

California State University, Fresno
Department of Communication
5201 North Maple Ave, Mail Stop SA 46
Fresno, CA  93740-8027

Office: Speech Arts 6
Phone: 559.278.4086 | Fax: 559.278.4113
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Position: Associate Professor
Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Interests: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Public Argument, Critical Security Studies, Postmodernism

Dr. Ayotte's scholarship addresses the intersection of contemporary rhetorical theory and public policy argumentation, especially the relationship between public discourse about terrorism and weapons of mass destruction and the development of foreign policies intended to address these security threats. He has published articles in journals such as The Quarterly Journal of Speech and Argumentation and Advocacy, and is a co-editor of the book, Terrorism: Communication and Rhetorical Perspectives.

Recent Publications:

© 2006, International Association for Greek Philosophy, “Playing With Culture and Truth: The Philosophy of the ‘Clash of Civilizations,’” in The Philosophy Of Culture, vol. 2, ed. Konstantine Boudouris, Studies in Greek Philosophy, no. 49 (Athens, GR: Ionia Publications, 2006): 22-37

© 2002, International Association for Greek Philosophy “The Art of War: Aristotle on Rhetoric and Fear,” in The Philosophy of Communication, vol. 2, ed. Konstantine Boudouris and Takis Poulakos, Studies in Greek Philosophy, no. 40 (Athens, GR: Ionia Publications, 2002): 45-57.

© 2001, International Association for Greek Philosophy, “Rhetoric and the Possibility of Truth: Platonic Epistemology in the Phaedrus and the Symposium,” in Greek Philosophy and Epistemology, vol. 1, ed. Konstantine Boudouris, Studies in Greek Philosophy, no. 36 (Athens, GR: Ionia Publications, 2001): 29-41.

© 2000, International Association for Greek Philosophy“Aesthetic Rhetoric in Plato’s Phaedrus,” in Greek Philosophy and the Fine Arts, vol. 2, ed.
Konstantine Boudouris, Studies in Greek Philosophy, no. 34 (Athens, GR: Ionia Publications, 2000): 11-21.