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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.


Icon for: 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 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.

Icon for: What is your teaching philosophy in 8 words or fewer? Start where they are; explain why it matters.

What is your teaching philosophy in 8 words or fewer? Start where they are; explain why it matters.

Icon for: 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!)

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!)



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