Promoted to Professor
Brian Lamb School of Communication
Joshua Boyd completed a Ph.D. in speech communication at Indiana University, a master’s in interpersonal communication at Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and speech communication from Lipscomb University. Among the courses he teaches is COM 204 (Critical Perspectives on Communication), the writing-intensive course that is part of the pre-communication requirement.
A Purdue faculty member since 2005, Dr. Boyd has been recognized with multiple faculty awards – including the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy (2009-10) and the Kenneth T. Kofmehl Undergraduate Teaching Award (2013-14) from the College of Liberal Arts.
Boyd studies corporate rhetoric, including sponsorships, advertising, sports communication, public relations, and “outlaw” discourses that break the rules of discourses to get results. He is also interested in teaching and assessing writing. Outside the university, he presents workshops in issue management, presentation skills, and listening.