Assistant Professor of Communication
BA, North Dakota State University, 1995; MA, North Dakota State University, 1998; PhD, University of Washington, 2004. At SPU since 2005.
Office: Marston 209
Shannon Scott teaches COM 2323 (The Essentials of Argument) and two of the rotating senior seminar courses, COM 4607 (Rhetoric of Dissent) and COM 4602 (Advanced Interpersonal Communication). His primary research area is the study of rhetoric, especially in its application to nonviolent social movements. He also conducts research in religious communication, American political communication, and popular culture. In addition to supervising communication internships, he also occasionally mentors student research. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Shannon also coaches the Speech and Debate Team. He and his wife, Lisa, and his daughter, Soren, are members of the University Presbyterian Church.