John Schedel, Ph.D.

John Schedel

Dr. John R. Schedel

Associate Professor, Department of Communication & Sport Studies

(716) 880-2300

About Dr. John R. Schedel:

Dr. John Schedel ( currently teaches public speaking and general education courses. He has also taught Communication Theory, Small Group Communication, Advanced Public Speaking, and U.S. History classes.

Dr. Schedel is a former chairman of the Humanities Department and the Media/Communications Department. He has written the course outlines for all of the speech courses that are currently being offered at Medaille College. He has also served as Medaille College’s Director of Forensics and as the faculty advisor to the College’s Native American Club. In 1999, he was named "Faculty Member of the Year" by Medaille College’s annual yearbook.

Dr. Schedel is a rhetorical theorist and critic whose primary areas of study include classical, medieval, Renaissance, and modern rhetorical theory, the history and criticism of public address, and the study of rhetorical movements. His most recent work includes a symposium paper on the rhetoric and academic vision of Cardinal Henry Newman and an in-process collaborative study of the rhetorics of the anti-German movement in the United States during The First World War. Dr. Schedel has also written articles on issues which pertain to educational theories and practices.

B.S., University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
M.S., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

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