Associate Professor

PhD, Indiana University
MA, Texas A&M University
BA, Willamette University

Office: Luter 261
Phone: (757) 594-8406

Teaching Responsibilities
Rhetorical Criticism, Communication Theory, Communication Senior Research Seminar, Persuasion, Rhetoric and Religion, Rhetoric and Politics, Public Speaking

Research Interests
rhetorical theory and criticism, religious rhetoric, mediation and religious identity, public discourse, social movements

Curriculum Vitae


Steiner, Mark Allan. "Looking along the Line between Good and Evil: Crash and Evangelical Approaches to Popular Film." In Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture: Pop Goes the Gospel, edited by Robert H. Woods, Jr., Volume I, 71.85. Santa Barbara, CA: : Praeger Publishers, 2013.

Lyne, John R., Joe Rhodes, Ron Von Burg, and Mark A. Steiner. "Seeking the Productive Energy in Public Debates over Science and Religion." Poroi 8.1 (2012): 1-5.

Steiner, Mark Allan. Review of The Faithful Citizen: Popular Christian Media and Gendered Civic Identities, by Kristy Maddux. Rhetoric and Public Affairs 14 (2011): 572-75.

Steiner, Mark Allan.  Review of To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World, by James Davison Hunter.  Journal of Communication and Religion 33 (2010): 257-61.

Steiner, Mark Allan.  "The Liability of the Enlightenment: 'Modernism' in the Relationships among Religion, Politics, and American Public Life."  Explorations in Media Ecology 8.4 (2009): 295-98.

Steiner, Mark Allan. "Reconceptualizing Christian Public Engagement: 'Faithful Witness' and the American Evangelical Tradition." Journal of Communication and Religion 32 (2009): 289-318.

Steiner, Mark Allan.  Review of Romancing the Difference: Kenneth Burke, Bob Jones University, and the Rhetoric of Religious Fundamentalism, by Camille K. Lewis.  Journal of Communication and Religion 32 (2009): 410-15.

Steiner, Mark Allan.  The Rhetoric of Operation Rescue: Projecting the Christian Pro-Life Message. New York: T & T Clark, 2006.

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