Erin Schaick ’12, assistant vice president of Community Relations for CATCH Neighborhood Housing in Concord, New Hampshire, is being honored on the 2020 40 Under […]
Meet Jody Roy
- Ph.D., Indiana University
- M.A., Indiana University
- B.A., Illinois College
I have been privileged to teach Ripon College students since 1992. As a Professor of Communication, I help students develop a variety of skills, ranging from advanced speaking and writing skills to the analytical and strategic skills necessary to create, evaluate and improve large-scale public communication campaigns.
The content of my courses spans from Classical Greek teachings on rhetoric to contemporary communication practices that influence information sharing and persuasion in areas ranging from popular music scenes to the fields of law enforcement and corrections.
What teaching and learning techniques work best for you? The ones that are working best for my students in any given class meeting. I go into each class meeting with both a plan and a willingness to throw that plan out the window if it isn’t working.
What is your teaching philosophy in 8 words or fewer? Start where they are; explain why it matters.
What is something students may be surprised to learn about you? Even I can’t read my handwriting about half the time (note: this actually may not surprise anyone!)
Recent News Updates
A major in politics and government at Ripon College has impacted the career of W. Andrew Voigt ’97. He currently is a circuit court judge […]
During the academic year, Friday nights at Ripon College have been filled with storytelling, thanks to Real Entertaining Dialogue (RED) Talks, a weekly open-mic storytelling […]