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Richard Talbert


Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication



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I am honored to join the Alma College family for the 2023-24 academic year!  I have been in the classroom since 2004.  My academic background is in organizational communication, interpersonal communication, and integrated marketing communication, but I love teaching pretty much anything in the discipline.  I’m fascinated by how people communicate.  I am an Executive Council Member-at-Large for the Pennsylvania Communication Association.  I’ve been a professional writer, I’ve worked in radio, and I’ve held elected office before I became a full-time professor.  In my free time, I love road cycling, which includes participating in 100-mile Bike MS charity rides each summer.  I also enjoy archery hunting and playing the drums.

Educational Background:  

  • B.A. Communication (Audio/Video Production), Slippery Rock University 
  • M.A. Corporate Communication, Duquesne University 
  • Ph.D. Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communication, Duquesne University 

My Expertise

Media Literacy and Ecology; Organizational Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Integrated Marketing Communication.