Josh Boyd, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Brian Lamb School of Communication

Faculty Fellow, Center for Instructional Excellence

Purdue University

100 N. University

West Lafayette, IN  47907-2098


Watch Josh’s speech at Purdue’s 2013 TEDx Talks


Josh studies corporate rhetoric, including sponsorships, advertising, public relations, and “outlaw” discourses that break the rules of discourse to get results.  His favorite part of being a professor, though, is teaching undergraduates.


Outside the university, he also presents workshops in issue management, presentation skills, and listening.




FALL 2014

COM 20400:  Critical Perspectives on Communication

        MW 3:30-4:20 p.m.

SMTH 108

COM 61000:  Rhetorical Approaches to Issue Management

        M 6:00-8:50 p.m.

        BRNG 2291


Office hours:  Monday 10:30-12:00, Thursday 1:30-3:00



COM 20400:  Critical Perspectives on Communication

COM 25300:  Introduction to Public Relations


Text Box: Josh poses here at the Museum of Natural History in London with his summer 2011 COM 303 class.  Part of Purdue’s London internship program, the Intercultural Communication class visited the museum to find examples of good and bad translation of scientific information.