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Assistant Professor of Speech/Communications

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Dr. Seitz teaches speech and communications courses at Penn State Mont Alto. In the classroom, he shows students how language and symbols affect our beliefs, emotions, and actions. His primary research interests include war rhetoric, visual rhetoric, public memory, and issues of social justice.


Most Recent Publications

Seitz, David. 2012. Plot E, America's Burial Ground of Shame. Public Art Dialogue.

Seitz, David. Forthcoming. World War I, Trauma, and Remembrance: American Cemeteries and the Therapeutic 'Third Element.' Addressing the Unspeakable: War, Trauma, and Remembrance. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Seitz, David. Forthcoming. Embodying Unauthorized Immigrants: The Rhetorical Power of the 'Material Diatribe.' Imagining and Remembering Race: Critical Studies in the Age of Obama.

Seitz, David. 2011. The Sacred and the Propane. Explosion-Proof, Volume 2.

Seitz, David. 2011. WikiLeaks as Diatribe. The Silver Tongue Times.

Seitz, David. 2010. Cultural Identity in the Age of Ether: Black Entertainment Television and the Island of Guadeloupe. Interracial Communication: Contexts, Communities, and Choices. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 425-42.

Seitz, David. 2010. A Material Diatribe: Gaudencio Fernandez’s ‘Liberty Wall’ and the Fight for Latino Immigrants. Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power 5.2.

Seitz, David. 2009. Let Him Remain Until the Judgment in France: Family Letters and the Burying of World War I Soldiers. Transnational American Memories. Berlin: DeGruyter, 215-42.

Seitz, David. 2008. Silent Thunder: War Memorials and the Break Up of the Collectivistic Motive to Sacrifice. InterCulture 5.2: 74-90.



Ph.D., Communication, University of Pittsburgh, 2011

M.A., Communication in Contemporary Society, Johns Hopkins University, 2005

B.A., Film and Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2002



Email: dws220@psu.edu
Phone number: (717) 749-6216
Office location: 203 SSA