Samuel McCormick is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at San Francisco State University and Marie-Curie research fellow at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. He studies rhetoric and public advocacy, especially as these topics intersect with broader issues in communication and social theory, intellectual and cultural history, and media, technology, and social change. His first book, Letters to Power: Public Advocacy Without Public Intellectuals, won the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression, the James A. Winans - Herbert A.
Dr. Gerianne Merrigan (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1992) is Professor and former Chair of Communication Studies at SFSU. Her undergraduate degrees are in Elementary Education (Bachelor of Arts) and Broadcasting (Bachelor of Science).
Geri teaches courses in Organizational Communication and Research Methods in the Communication Studies Department. She also teaches Communication Techniques & Strategies for Educational Leaders in the EDDL program at SF State.
Hiking in the open spaces of the Peninsula is one of her favorite extracurricular activities.