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Dr. Justin Gustainis

Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies

Dr. J. Justin GustainisDr. Gustainis is originally from Northeast Pennsylvania, where he also attended college. Following military service, he earned his Ph.D. in Interpersonal and Public Communication from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is the author of the book American Rhetoric and the Vietnam War (Praeger, 1993), as well as numerous scholarly papers, award-winning articles, and book chapters. He writes fiction as a hobby. Dr. Gustainis also holds the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (May, 2002).


  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University (1981)
  • M.A., University of Scranton
  • B.S., University of Scranton

Teaching & Research Areas

  • Presidential rhetoric
  • Propaganda
  • Political communication
  • Psychological warfare
  • Communication theory
  • Persuasion


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