Keynote Speaker

rmca 2015

brian l. ott, ph.d.
university of colorado Denver
media and rhetorical studies

Brian Ott


Brian L. Ott (Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University) is Professor of rhetorical and media studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver. His chief research interest concerns how media equip people to live their everyday lives. Dr. Ott’s scholarship has appeared in journals such as Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication and Critical/Cultural StudiesCultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, Quarterly Journal of SpeechRhetoric and Public AffairsText and Performance Quarterly, The Journal of Popular CultureWestern Journal of Communication, and Women’s Studies in Communication.

He is author of The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Ageand Critical Media Studies: An Introduction (with Robert L. Mack), as well as a co-editor of It’s Not TV: Watching HBO in the Post-Television EraPlaces of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials, and the Routledge Reader in Rhetorical Criticism. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Western Journal of Communication and a former President of the Western States Communication Association.