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Bob Shea

Visiting Lecturer
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-5192
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Bob Shea

Visiting Lecturer
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA in English and philosophy, St.John Fisher College; MFA, Bennington College

Bio

Bob has 30+ years of professional communications experience which includes documentary, news and commercial video production as a videographer/editor, producer and director as well as managing international marketing and executive communications for Xerox Corporation.

At Xerox, Bob's work included overseeing development and production of multinational marketing materials; communications support to senior executives, and managing teams of outside advertising agencies, film/video production companies and free-lance creatives. He was also responsible for leading a major crisis communications project. He also led a project team communicating and measuring a corporate-wide culture change initiative.

His consultant work includes assisting a local non-profit health care system's Board and senior leadership team to develop integrated strategic planning and communications.

Bob's professional work required extensive travel in the United States and Europe. His community engagement includes being the current President of  Water for South Sudan, an international NGO founded in Rochester, NY by Salva Dut. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of Garth Fagan Dance, an internationally-acclaimed arts group based in Rochester.

His personal essays, book reviews and interviews have appeared in creative non-fiction journals including Fourth Genre and Consequence.

585-475-5192

Currently Teaching

COMM-201
3 Credits
The public speaking course is designed to equip the student with knowledge of the theories and principles necessary for formal public speaking. Informative and persuasive speeches are the focus with emphasis on organization, evidence, language use, strategy, delivery, and effective use of media aids. Public speaking is generally offered each semester.
COMM-101
3 Credits
An introduction to the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of oral, visual, and written communication. Introduces basic communication models, the role of language in communication, symbols and symbol making, issues of audience analysis, and the development of different modes of discourse. Also explores the history of communication and introduces students to basic principles and research in communication studies.
COMM-253
3 Credits
An introduction to communication contexts and processes emphasizing both conceptual and practical dimensions. Participants engage in public speaking, small group problem solving and leadership, and writing exercises while acquiring theoretical background appropriate to understanding these skills.
COMM-305
3 Credits
An in-depth study of the theories, practices, effects, and ethics of persuasion. Persuasion is defined as human communication designed to influence one’s beliefs, values, attitudes, and actions. This course examines persuasion from a receiver-oriented perspective with interpersonal, small group, organizational, and mediated perspectives.