Dr. Stephen Underhill
Dr. Stephen M. Underhill joined the Communication Studies faculty at Marshall University in August 2012. He teaches courses on the Rhetoric of Collective Memory, Political Communication, Persuasion, Theories of Persuasion, Language and Communication, Listening and Feedback, Qualitative Research Methods, Intercultural Communication, and Professional Presentation. In June 2014, he will be teaching Study Abroad courses on Collective Memory and Visual Rhetoric in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Underhill specializes in U.S. Public Address and Rhetorical Criticism. His scholarship focuses on intersections of race, gender, and class in law enforcement and national security discourses. He is published in the Western Journal of Communication, Voices of Democracy, and the Journal of Communication & Religion. Having worked as the lead reference person for declassified FBI and DOJ record requests at the National Archives and Records Administration, Dr. Underhill specializes in archival research methods. He earned his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Maryland in 2012.