Curt Gilstrap, Ph.D.

Curt Gilstrap, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Communication

Office: Shewmaker Communication Center, Room 137
Phone: (417) 873-4068

Dr. Gilstrap directs the Graduate Program in Communication as well as the Social Media Certificate.  Additionally, he teaches courses in Ethics and Communication, Persuasion & Rhetoric as well as courses within the Graduate Program’s Organizational Leadership and Change Emphasis. He has taught classes in Rhetorical Theory, Histories of American Rhetorical Discourse, Argumentation and Advocacy, Public Communication for Technology Students, primary and intermediate Public Speaking, and Forensic Speech laboratories.  His scholarly interests include environmental/ecological communication and criticism, general rhetorical theory, and nonprofit communication. Professor Gilstrap is the author of multiple articles, chapters, and adjudicated conference papers.

Ph.D., Rhetoric, Purdue University, 2003

Drury University faculty member since 2003
Associate Professor since 2010

University Teaching & Research Award Nominations (Multiple)
Alan Monroe Award, Purdue University

Representative Publications:

Gilstrap, C. A. & Gilstrap, C. (2012).  Ecopreneurial leaders and transformational leadership.  In D. Gallagher (Ed.), Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Gilstrap, C. A. (2012).  Recycling in history.  In B. Rathje & J.G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Gilstrap, C. A. (2012, forthcoming).  Energy payback.  In M.A. Pierce (Ed.), Encyclopedia of energy (tba).  Pasadena, CA:  Salem Press. 

Gilstrap, C. A. & White, Z. (2010).  Effective public speaking:  Strategy and craft. San Diego:  National Social Sciences Press.

Miester, M. & Gilstrap, C. A. (2010).   The ELF’s failed diatribe of sacramental arson. In M. Smith & B. Warnick (Eds.), The responsibilities of rhetoric (326-339).  Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.