George F. (Guy) McHendry, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Communication Studies
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
gmchendry [at] creighton [dot] edu

I locate my research in Communication Studies in the sub-discipline of rhetoric. As a rhetorical critic, I examine the way rhetors construct messages. Additionally, I draw theories, concepts, and methods from the sub-disciplines of performance studies and critical/cultural studies.

My primary research area focuses on rhetorics of surveillance. Drawing from my dissertation research on the Transportation Security Administration, I examine the ways people are persuaded to desire surveillance. My research also utilizes and theorizes field-based methods of doing rhetorical criticism, also known as participatory critical rhetoric. Additionally, I publish on argumentation theory, rhetoric and current events, and environmental rhetoric. 

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Ripon College

B.A., Communication, 2006

Colorado State University

M.A., Speech Communication, 2008

The University of Utah

Ph.D., Communication, 2013