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Robert Joseph


Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Communication


Email: Robert Joseph
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  • Ph.D., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2018
  • M.A., Communication, University of Dayton, 2014
  • B.A., History, University of Dayton, 2011


Robert Joseph’s scholarly focus is interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on cityscapes in film and television, film production studies, and cult and exploitation cinema. This research brings up questions of representation, taste, and how meaning is created in media in relation to the world around us. He has presented his research at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), The Literature/Film Association, and the PCA/ACA National Conference.

Dr. Joseph’s approach to teaching emphasizes the classroom as a site of mutual respect, where students and teachers exchange knowledge and learn together. He teaches Principals of Oral Communication (CMM 100), which he also taught in its pilot form while an M.A. student, along with courses on mass media, the history of Hollywood, and cityscapes in media.

Faculty Perspective

As a third-generation University of Dayton alumni, I am a Flyer born-and-raised, and I have a deep and abiding love of UD’s campus culture. Though the Marianist emphasis on “community” is an oft-repeated campus tour talking point, I believe there really is no place like UD.

Courses Taught

  • CMM 100: Principals of Oral Communication
  • CMM 201: Foundations of Mass Communication
  • SSC 200: Mapping Cityscapes in Media
  • CMM 345: Classic American Film
  • COM 571: Mass Communication Processes and Effects