Pat Arneson, Ph.D.Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Communication & Rhetorical Studies
College Hall 340B
Education:Ph.D., Rhetoric & Public Address/Philosophy, Ohio University, 1987
M.S., Philosophy of Communication, Southern Illinois University, 1984
B.A., Speech Communication, St. Cloud State University (MN), 1983
Pat Arneson examines issues of human communication from philosophical perspectives with research interests that include free and responsible speech, communication ethics, and women's studies, among other issues. Pat is editor of Perspectives on Philosophy of Communication (Purdue University Press 2007) and Exploring Communication Ethics: Interviews with Influential Scholars in the Field (Peter Lang 2007) and co-author (with Ronald C. Arnett) of Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age: Community, Hope, and Interpersonal Relationships (SUNY Press 1999). She has published over 50 book chapters, journal articles, encyclopedia entries, or research reports in journals including Integrative Explorations: Journal of Culture and Consciousness, International Journal of Listening, Women's Studies in Communication, Free Speech Yearbook, Communication Studies, The Review of Communication, The Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication, and Journal of the Association for Communication Administration.
Recent Scholarship (2010 - Present)
Arneson, Pat. Communicative Engagement and Social Liberation: Justice Will Be Made (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), 2014.
Arnett, Ronald C., and Pat Arneson, eds. Philosophy of Communication Ethics: Alterity and the Other (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), forthcoming.
Arneson, Pat. "Communication Studies." Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, ed. Byron Kaldis (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage), 2013. 128-130.
Arneson, Pat. "Saturated Identity." Encyclopedia of Identity, ed. Ronald L. Jackson (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2010). 658-660.
Arneson, Pat. "Benevolent Sentiment as Ground for Communication Ethics: Juliette Hampton Morgan's Advocacy for Racial Justice," in Philosophy of Communication Ethics, eds. Ronald C. Arnett and Pat Arneson (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), forthcoming.
Arneson, Pat, and David R. Dewberry. "Mapping Free Speech Scholarship in the Communication Discipline: 1969-2006." Free Speech Yearbook: 2006-2009 [vol. 43] (Washington, DC: National Communication Association), 2010. 200-229.
Backlund, Phil, Timothy J. Detwiler, Pat Arneson, and Mary Ann Danielson. "Assessing Communication Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes," in An Assessment Primer: The Role of Assessment in the Life of a Communication Department, eds. Phil Backlund and Gay Whitfield (Annandale, VA: National Communication Association), 2010. 1-14.
Arneson, Pat, and Sarah M. Flinko. "Richard B. Gregg: Contributions to the Field of Communication." The Pennsylvania Scholars Series: Richard B. Gregg, vol. 7 (Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania Communication Association), forthcoming.
Arneson, Pat. "A Creative Turning: Communicative Participation in Tymieniecka's Logos of Life." Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, in press.
Arneson, Pat. "Considering Social Divisiveness: Offensive Communication, Historical Fiction, and The Help." First Amendment Studies, 47 (2013): 1-18.
Arneson, Pat. "Altering (Dynamic) Social Ideologies through the Exercise of Free Speech." Communication Law Review, 11:1 (2011): 1-6.
Arneson, Pat. "An Ethic of Listening in/and Social Change." Section within "Manifesting the Ethics of Listening Forum." International Journal of Listening, 24 (2010): 166-169.
Recent Honors and Awards (2013 - Present)
Received the National Communication Association Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression for Pat Arneson and David R. Dewberry, "Mapping Free Speech Scholarship in the Communication Discipline: 1969-2006" published in Free Speech Yearbook, 43:1 (2010): 199-228.
Received the Southern States Communication Association Freedom of Speech Division's James Madison Prize for top publication on First Amendment/Freedom of Expression for "Considering Social Divisiveness: Offensive Communication, Historical Fiction, and The Help" in First Amendment Studies, 47 (2013): 1-18.
Received the Southern States Communication Association Philosophy and Ethics of Communication Interest Group's top paper award for "The Benevolent Sentiment: Considering the Moral Sense in Tymieniecka's Phenomenology of Life." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association, Louisville, KY.
Received the National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division top paper award for "A Creative Turning: Communicative Participation in Tymieniecka's Logos of Life." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.
Representative Departmental, State, Regional, and National Professional Service (2013 - Present)
M.A./Ph.D. Programs Director for Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies
- Qualitative Research Reports in Communication
- Journal of Communication and Religion
- Atlantic Journal of Communication
- Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research
- Pennsylvania Communication Association Annual
- The Pennsylvania Scholars Series
Pennsylvania Communication Association, Vice President and Programs Planner, 2014
National Communication Association, Scholar-to-Scholar Programs Coordinator, 2014