Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Dan O'Rourke is an associate professor of communication studies who joined the Ashland University faculty in 1994. His research interests include the rhetoric of popular culture and the rhetoric of sport. In 2003, Dr. O’Rourke co-edited “Case Studies in Sport Communication” with Dr. Robert Brown. He has also written on subjects as diverse as "Spider-Man," “Theodore Roosevelt," and "Irony after 9/11." His primary teaching areas include: Introduction to Human Communication, Argumentation and Public Speaking. Dr. O’Rourke earned a M.A. from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.