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David Foster

Adjunct Instructor of Communication

The central tenets of my teaching philosophy include employment of a variety of pedagogically-sound teaching methods, a student-centered approach and an attempt to balance an emphasis on theory with an emphasis on the improvement of students’ practical communication skills.
Being a student-centered instructor, I use a variety of teaching methods and pedagogical approaches to enhance student engagement.”

David Foster, adjunct instructor of communication, teaches in the communication program at Florida Southern College.

An adjunct instructor in communication, he has been at FSC since 2015 and teaches courses in public speaking and interpersonal communication. He is active in the National Communication Association, the Central States Communication Association, the Southern States Communication Association and the Ohio Communication Association and has published works in numerous scholarly journals. Among them are The American Communication Journal, Communication Teacher, the Journal of Public Advocacy, the Ohio Communication Journal, The Teaching Professor and The Forensic. Most recently he published “Bush’s Use of the Terrorism and ‘Moral Values’ Issues in his 2004 Presidential Campaign Rhetoric: An Instance of the Rhetorical Strategy of Polarization” in the Ohio Communication Journal and “Setting the Stage for Failure: How Lincoln’s Earlier Public Discourse on Slavery Nullified the Effectiveness of his First Inaugural Address” in The American Communication Journal. His book Repackaging Republican Appeals: The Use of Propaganda by Conservative Republican Presidential Candidates in the Years Between 1968 and 2008 was published in 2013. Mr. Foster has also presented numerous convention papers, including papers at the National Communication Association, the Central States Communication Association, the Southern States Communication Association and the Ohio Communication Association conventions.

Before coming to Florida Southern College, Mr. Foster taught for twenty-six years at The University of Findlay, where he coached the speech and debate team and served as Director of the Basic Communication Course. Additionally, he has been a member of the faculty at Defiance College, Truman State University, Kent State University, The University of Akron and Southern Ohio College-Northeast.

Mr. Foster has conducted doctoral course work at Kent State University and earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication and rhetoric at The University of Akron.

He enjoys reading books by John Grisham, books on communication and books on sports; listening to rock and country music, spending time with family, and attending sporting events and concerts in person.

Education

Working towards Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Communication, Kent State University, Ohio

M.A. Communication and Rhetoric, University of Akron, Ohio

B.A. Communication and Rhetoric, University of Akron, Ohio