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William Purcell

William PurcellChair of Communication and Journalism

BA, Auburn University, 1976; MA, University of Alabama, 1983;
PhD, Indiana University, 1986. At SPU since 1995.

Email: purcell@spu.edu

Phone: 206-281-2404

Office: Marston 208


William Purcell teaches classes in Communication Theory, Rhetorical Theory, Argumentation, and Public Speaking. He has published two books, Ars poetriae: Rhetoeical and Grammatical Invention at the Margin of Literacy (1996) and The Rhetorical Short Story: Best American Short Stories on War and the Military, 1915-2006 (2009).



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