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Ackerman, John Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Ackerman studies the rhetoric of public space, which considers how the built environment, collective memory, and institutional policies configure our cities and neighborhoods. Of particular interest are the zones and policies that connect cities and campuses, and then how engaged scholarship contributes to economic renewal. His recent work is framed around everyday life in post-industrial neighborhoods and cultural economies. These economies are local, material, narrative and express regional solidarity.


  • community design, rhetoric in public spaces, collective memory, cultural economies, and local policy


selected publications


courses taught

  • COMM 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • COMM 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • WRTG 3020 Topics in Writing (Spring 2019)
  • WRTG 5050 Graduate Studies in Writing and Rhetoric (Spring 2019)
  • COMM 3610 Communication, Technology, and Society (Fall 2018)
  • COMM 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • WRTG 3020 Topics in Writing (Summer 2018)
  • COMM 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • COMM 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • WRTG 3040 Writing on Business and Society (Spring 2018)


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