Ph.D. David Impellizzeri

Faculty

David Impellizzeri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

Bio

Impellizzeri is originally from Long Island, NY but grew up in sunny South Florida. Prior to joining the Regent community, he made his home in the greater Pittsburgh area for over fifteen years. In between his time in Florida and Pennsylvania, he lived in four other states. He and his wife now reside in Virginia Beach and joyfully anticipate the arrival of their first child. Together they were members of a Presbyterian church in the university center of Pittsburgh. They relish being outside (jogging, kayaking, biking) and take great delight in food from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Awards

2019  Students’ Choice Award for Extraordinary Faculty, Community College of Allegheny County
2018  Top Graduate Student Paper, Philosophy of Communication Division, National Communication Association Convention
2017  Top Graduate Student Paper, Communication Ethics Division, National Communication Association Convention

Publications

Selected Peer-Reviewed Presentations
Impellizzeri, D. (2018, November). “Philosophy of Communication at the Interplay of Rhetoric and Poetics in Paul Ricoeur’s Threefold Mimesis.” National Communication Association Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.


Impellizzeri, D. (2018, October). “Free and Defamatory Speech in Tension.” Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference, Greensburg, PA.


Impellizzeri, D. (2018, June). “Cicero’s Requirement of Ethics in the Education of the Complete Orator.” National Communication Ethics Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.


Impellizzeri, D. (2018, April). “Individualization, Globalization, and Marketing in Higher Education.” Eastern Communication Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.


Impellizzeri, D. (2017, November). “Recovering the Self and Practical Reason: Charles Taylor at the Intersection of Communication Ethics, Rhetoric, and Hermeneutics.” National Communication Association Convention, Dallas, TX.


Impellizzeri, D. (2016, September). “Sound, Sight, and the Sacred in Walter Ong’s The Presence of the Word.” Pennsylvania Communication Association Conference, Johnstown, PA.   <

Affiliations

Philosophy of Communication Division, National Communication Association
Communication Ethics Division, National Communication Association


MEMBERSHIPS


National Communication Association
Religious Communication Association


RESEARCH INTERESTS


Rhetorical and philosophical approaches to human communication
Communication ethics in the public sphere and the marketplace
Media ecology


TEACHING PHILOSOPHY


Mr. Impellizzeri is an instructor of Communication Studies. His scholarly interests focus on rhetorical and philosophical understandings of human communication; communication ethics in the public sphere and the marketplace; and media ecology. Since 2009 he has taught courses in communication, philosophy, and the humanities at four other universities and colleges. He anticipates defending his Ph.D. dissertation in rhetoric from Duquesne University in the fall of 2019. He holds a master’s in philosophy and a master’s in leadership and liberal studies, both from Duquesne. He received a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry from Lee University. Prior to his academic profession, he served in vocational church ministry for two years and in the field of college student development for over eleven years at three different institutions.


Impellizzeri aims to assist his students in discerning prominent, but often unacknowledged, cultural visions of the self and of human togetherness. He contends, “Who we understand the human person to be and what we assume good communities at home, at work, and in society to entail is at the very heart of the study of human communication. I strive for a conversational classroom so that together we might better perceive our cultural and historical situation and then draw upon more lifegiving intellectual and moral resources.” He believes the study of rhetoric and communication is fruitful for fostering good households, workplaces, and civic communities. Through communication studies Christian students have the opportunity to grow in the practical wisdom needed to love their neighbor well and to signpost this world with indicators of a different order of things.

Meet Our Faculty

William J. Brown, Ph.D.

Professor & Research Fellow, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4216 willbro@regent.edu
Kevin R. Crawford, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

Undergraduate Communication Studies Program Coordinator

757.352.4254 kevicra@regent.edu
Michael Crews, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4333 mcrews@regent.edu
Michael D. Elam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4878 melam@regent.edu
Peter Fraser, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4562 pfraser@regent.edu
Eric Harrell, MFA

Associate Professor, Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4211 eharrell@regent.edu
Barbara Harrington, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4561 bharrington@regent.edu
Michael Hill-Kirkland, Ph.D.

Professor, Performing Arts & Music

Supervisor for MFA in Acting Program

757.352.4730 michhil@regent.edu
John Keeler, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4248 johnkee@regent.edu
Don Krudop, DMA

Professional in Residence, Performing Arts & Music

Director of Choral Activities

757.352.4204 donkrud@regent.edu
Jeremy Larson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4221 jlarson@regent.edu
Micah Mattix, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4464 mmattix@regent.edu
Stephen D. Perry, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

Director of Graduate Programs in Communication

757.352.4203 sperry@regent.edu
Peggy Southerland, B.A.

Department Chair; Professional-in-Residence, Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4698 peggys@regent.edu
Caramine White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4614 cwhite@regent.edu
Vincent Williams, MFA

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4373 vwilliams@regent.edu
David Xu, MFA

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4235 dxu@regent.edu

Adjunct

Blair Allen, M.A.
Mary A. Andrews
Hartmut Blackert
J. Dennis Bounds, Ph.D.
Adam Bova, MFA
Gregory Boyd
Chester Branch, Ph.D.
Heidi Campbell
Katharine E. Clemons
Jonathan Cyprowski, M.A.
Peter J. Eaton
Gillette Elvgren, Ph.D.
Nelson Fong, J.D.
David Foster, MFA
Joseph Frost, MFA
Terilyn Goins, Ph.D.
Judith Gooch, M.A.
Michael Graves, Ph.D.
Steven W. Halliday
Edward Johnson, Ph.D.
Peter Kenny, Ph.D.
Mark Keuthan, Ph.D.
Marcie-Anna Klaustermeyer
Lindsey S. Lahaie
Kevin C. Lee
John McClary, M.A.
Rebecca McCoy-Reese, M.A.
Anne Marie G. Morgan
Mary E. Myers
Ryan Pace, MFA
Michael D. Patrick
Vincent K. Pelligrino
Markus Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Cheryl Price, M.A.
Shaker A. Rajasekar
Charles Reese, MFA
Richard M. Santoro
Marianne Savell
Michael R. Smith, Ph.D.
Michael Stahl, M.A.
Heather A. Stilwell
Sarah Turney, M.A.
James Ward, Ph.D.
Kathryn Wilson, B.M.