Visiting Assistant Professor – Communication Studies
- BSC (Communication Studies)—Ohio University
- BA (Spanish)—Ohio University
- MEd—Ohio University
- PhD—Arizona State University
- COMM 111: Introduction to Communication
- COMM 227: Intercultural Communication
- COMM 452: Senior Independent Study
Robert J. Razzante (PhD, Arizona State University) is a Visiting Assistant Professor
with the Department of Communication. Rob seeks to weave together his teaching, research,
and community engagement to co-create resilient people and communities who grow from
At ASU, Rob taught classes such as communication theory, intercultural communication, communication in the workplace, qualitative research methods, and more. As a critical communication pedagogue, Rob’s teaching centers students’ experiences as the starting point for transformative pedagogy. Students in his classes learn and practice content with the goal of becoming compassionate communicators.
Rob’s engaged scholarship seeks to transform conflict around culture, power, and inequities. His most recent applied research used participatory action research for identifying pathways of creating an inclusive workplace for a specific healthcare setting. Rob’s research has been published in academic journals such as Communication Theory, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Communication Studies.
At the local and national level, Rob facilitates community dialogues on pressing social issues with
The Institute for Civil Dialogue, StoryScope—A Story Circles Project, and Days of Dialogue. At the international level, Rob has conducted culturally grounded research in Nicaragua with Dale se Real. He also travels the world to facilitate mindfulness in action workshops where participants learn to public speak with stillness, clarity, and confidence.