Anthony Arrigo, PhD

Associate Professor

English & Communication



Liberal Arts 301


University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesPhD in Rhetoric and Scientific and Technical Comm.
Carnegie Mellon UniversityMA in Rhetoric
Duquesne UniversityBA in Organizational Behavior





An introduction to the art of public speaking through the study of effective principles combined with practice in speaking before a group.

Principles of document design, a genre of professional writing using industry-standard design and publishing software and techniques. Emphasis is on learning fundamentals of page layout and design: combining textual and graphical components (including color, illustrations, photography, and typography) to create organized, readable, and inviting professional-quality documents.

Rhetorical precepts and notions as developed since antiquity and applied to contemporary professional writing and communication. Students will learn to identify and analyze rhetoric across a variety of discursive situations and in turn establish sound rhetorical practices within their own communication.


Research Interests

  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Technology and Culture
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Environment
  • History of Technology

Select publications

  • Anthony Arrigo (2014).
    Imaging Hoover Dam: The Making of a Cultural Icon
    University of Nevada Press

Dr. Anthony F. Arrigo conducts interdisciplinary research that contributes to scholarship in rhetoric and communications studies, cultural and technology studies, and environmental studies. He is the co-founder and faculty coordinator of the English department's arts and culture magazine, Dart. He is the recipient of the 2012 Provost's Best Practices award for innovative uses of technology in the classroom and is the Principal Investigator (PI) on a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Institute.

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