Calvin Troup

 Calvin Troup

Address7418 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Adjunct Professor of Speech, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

B.A., Geneva College,
M.A., Pennsylvania State University,
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University,

Dr. Troup brings a unique opportunity for RPTS students to learn about effective public communication. He teaches “Principles of Speech” for the M.T.S. and M.Div. programs and “Leadership Communication” in the new D. Min. curriculum. A ruling elder in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North Hills congregation, Dr. Troup has marketplace experience as a communication professional in addition to extensive service as a university professor. As Associate Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, he is Director of the Rhetoric Ph.D. Program in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies.

His scholarly interests in rhetorical theory and philosophy of communication focus on the work of Saint Augustine, including a book, Temporality, Eternity, and Wisdom: The Rhetoric of Augustine’s Confessions, and a number of articles. His representative articles include, “Cuomo’s Vision at Notre Dame: Rhetoric without Religion,” in Communication Quarterly; “Include the Iconoclast: The Voice of Jacques Ellul in Contemporary Theory and Criticism,” in Journal of Communication and Religion; and “Common Sense in the Basic Public Speaking Course,” in Basic Communication Course Annual 2001.

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