“My vision for SRM AP is an inter-disciplinary environment that stimulates active, engaged learning and cutting edge research. We challenge our students to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and develop into thoughtful global citizens and leaders. Learning through discovery and interaction is more powerful and enduring than listening passively to lectures. We seek to equip our students with the cognitive tools to adapt to and seize opportunities offered by a rapidly changing world. Most of all, we stand apart with a network of associations with esteemed institutions around the world, so that students and make their mark in a connected world.”
2015-2016, Adjunct Faculty | 2/2/2, University of Colorado, Boulder CO.
2008-2010, 2012-2015, Graduate teaching | University of Colorado, Boulder CO
The intersections between nuclear weapons policy and democracy from a rhetorical perspective.
Communication metatheory from a pragmatic standpoint.
Public speaking, persuasion, and argumentation.
The intersections between religion and democracy.
Awards & Fellowships
2014, Outstanding student papers in the Philosophy of Communication panel, NCA
2014 Communication department summer dissertation fellowship, University of Colorado
2012, Top Four Papers in Spiritual Communication Division, NCA
2010, Top Four Papers in Philosophy of Communication Division, NCA
2007, Provost undergraduate summer research grant, Christopher Newport University
National Communication association
Rich, M. H. (2018). McKeon’s semantics of communication: A pragmatic exploration of the communicative arts. Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication. 9(1). pp. 5-24. DOI:10.1386/ejpc.9.1.5_1
Rich, M. H. (2015). Spiritual debate in communication theory: Craig’s metamodel applied. The Journal of Communication and Religion. 38(2). pp. 134-153. ISSN: 0894-2838
Rich, M. H., Craig, R. T. (2012). Habermas and Bateson in a world gone M.A.D.: Metacommunication, paradox, and the inverted speech situation. Communication Theory, 22(4). pp. 383-402. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2885.2012.01412.
Rich, M. H. (2007). Investigating coffeehouses as the new public sphere: the 9/11 attacks and public sphere discussion. Communication and Argumentation in the Public Sphere, 1(1). pp. 140-153, ISSN: 1843-7893.