Dr. L. Paul Strait
I am a rhetorician (primarily of science) and am interested in questions of applied epistemology-- that is, how and why do people come to believe strange, incorrect, and/or dangerous things? What systematic factors drive error production, and how is the public seduced by that error? I also am the Director of Forensics. The USM Speech & Debate team competes in public debate, parliamentary debate, individual events (limited preparation speaking, public address, and oral interpretation of literature).
- Rhetoric, Politics & Publics; Media, Culture & Community (PHD) - Univ of Southern California (2014)
- MA - Univ of Southern California (2011)
- MA - George Mason University (2006)