Andrew R. Smith, Ph. D.
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Andrew R. Smith, Ph.D.                                                                    Image:: Dr. Andrew Smith

Professor & Graduate Program Head
Department of Communication and Media Studies
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA 16444   U. S. A.
Phone: 814.732.2165    Fax:  814-732-2184

Curriculum Vitae

Office Hours for Spring 2014

  • 10:00AM-11:00AM   T Th   Compton 202
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM       T Th   Compton 202
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM       T Th   Compton 202
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM       W      Compton 202 

Courses for Spring 2014

  • COMM 220    Intercultural Communication  11:00AM-12:15PM   T Th  Compton 107A
  • COMM 360    Freedom of Speech                2:00PM-3:15PM      T Th  Compton 200
  • COMM 360    Freedom of Speech                5:00PM-7:30PM      Th     Compton 200
  • COMM 770    Communication Issues            6:00PM-8:30PM      T       Compton 200

Professional Bio

Andrew R. Smith heads the Master of Arts in Communication Studies program in the Department of Communication and Media Studies, and coordinates the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management.  He served, for the 1998-99 academic year, as Senior Fulbright Fellow in Communication and Culture at the Faculty of Letters, University Mohammed V, Agdal--Rabat, Morocco, where he returned in the summer of 2011 as a Fulbright Specialist.  He is also a member of the Research Group on Language, Culture & Society with the Centre for Doctoral Studies at University Mohammed V.  He is co-editor of and contributor to Recovering Pragmatism's Voice: The Classical Tradition, Rorty and the Philosophy of Communication (SUNY Press), the author of essays published in Human Rights Quarterly, Cultural Critique, Human Studies, Communication Theory, Atlantic Journal of Communication, and other journals and books, and the co-author of the forthcoming book, Sanctifying Speech as Rule of Law: Rhetorics of Authority and Resistance in Morocco.  See selected publications below.

Areas of Teaching and Research

Intercultural & International Conflict and Communication
Communication Ethics
Language and Human Conduct
Freedom of Speech, Human Rights & Civil Liberties
Arab and Islamic Studies, with focus on Morocco & North Africa
Qualitative and Interpretive Research

Selected Publications & Papers

Smith, A. R. (2012). Epistemology and ethics in human science research. Rabat, Morocco:  Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences (Monograph Series on Conferences and Colloquia).

Smith, A. R. (2012).  Seyla Benhabib:  Foundations of critical communicaiton theory and praxis.  In Jason Hannan (Ed.), Philosophical Profiles in the Theory of Communication (pp. 35-63). New York: Peter Lang.

Smith, A. R. (2009). No remainders: Displaced persons, statelessness, and the violence(s) of authoritarianism. In T. Belghazi, R.A. Judy and M. Ezoura (Eds.), Who Can Act for the Human (pp. 261 - 282).  Agdal, Rabat: University Mohammed V Press (Publications of the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, n. 151).

Smith, Andrew R. (2008). Violence and the arts of resistance: An expedition in critical communicology. Atlantic Journal of Communication 16(3), 184-210.

El-Ayadi, R. & Smith, A. R. (2008).  Up against linguistics: Bakhtin’s conception of language as evaluative utterance. Russian Journal of Communication 1(3), 332-348.

Smith, A. R. (2008). Dialogue in agony: The problem of communication in authoritarian regimes. Communication Theory 18(1), 160-185 (Special Issue: Fresh Perspectives in Dialogue Theory).

Smith, A. R. and Loudiy, F. (2005). Testing the red lines: On the liberalization of speech in Morocco. Human Rights Quarterly 27(3), 1069-1119.

Smith, A. R. (2003). Discord in intercultural negotiation: Toward an ethic of communicabilty. In W. Starosta and G-M Chen (Eds.), Ferment in the Intercultural Field: Axiology/Value/Praxis. Intercultural and International Communication Annual, Vol. 26. (pp. 91-130).. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Smith, Andrew R. (2002). Sedq in Morocco: On communicability, patronage and partial
truth. Cultural Critique 51, 101-142.