- Ph.D., University of Denver, Anticipated Completion/Graduation, Fall 2018
- M.A., Colorado State University, 2001
- B.A., Colorado State University, 1998
Ian earned both his B.A. and M.A. in Speech Communication from Colorado State University and is currently working on his dissertation at the University of Denver which examines Greco-Roman rhetoric as it applies to the contemporary study of legal reasoning and practice. His primary areas of research include rhetorical theory, contemporary public address, rhetorical criticism, the critical study of mediated discourse, and legal rhetoric. Ian teaches courses in critical media studies, social justice, news writing, and public address. In addition, Ian is a the Faculty Adviser to the Regis University student newspaper, The Highlander member, is past Chair of the Visibility Committee for the American Society of Trial Consultants, and has facilitated a number of seminars to the legal and law enforcement community including the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association and the Larimer County Sheriff's Department. He has spent the last two years facilitating communication workshops in the Colorado Department of Corrections working with and for men on public speaking and creative writing skills.
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