VITA

Jon Bruschke

Speech Communication

School of Communication

California State University, Fullerton

Box 6868

Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

714-278-3272

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Argumentation, Legal Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Quantitative Research Methods

EDUCATION

Ph.D, Department of Communication, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1994

Major areas: Interpersonal and Argument

Minor areas: Research Methods

Dissertation: "Judicial Decision Making: A Quantitative Analysis of Legal Opinions and Arguments"

Dissertation Committee: Edna Rogers (Chair), Richard Rieke, Malcolm Sillars, Connie Bullis, Tom Malloy

M.A., Department of Speech Communication, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 1990

Major Area: Intercultural Communication

Minor Area: Argument

Thesis: "The Mutual Influence of Face Negotiation, Culture, and Compliance Gaining"

Thesis Advisor: Richard L. Wiseman

B.A., Department of Speech Communication, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 1988

Major Area: Speech Communication

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Bruschke, J. C., Trapani, W., McWilliams, S., and Zive, J. (1997). Comparing debate judges and Supreme Court justices: An attempt to explain judicial decision-making. Speaker and Gavel, 34, 39-50.

Bruschke, J. C. (in press). A reply to Shelton. The Forensic.

Gartner, C., & Bruschke, J. C. (1996). The role of presumption in the Hill-Thomas hearings: Expanding Perelman. In P. Siegel (Ed.). Outsiders looking in. Hampton Press.

Bruschke, J. C. (1995). Deconstructive arguments in the legal sphere: An analysis of the Fischl/Massey debate about critical legal studies. Argumentation and Advocacy: The Journal of the American Forensics Association, 32, 16-29.

Leeper, K. K., & Bruschke, J. C. (1995). The prevalence of the abuse excuse: Media hype or cause for concern? Communications and the Law, 17, 47-66.

Bruschke, J. C., & Johnson, A., (1994). An examination of differences in NDT success rates due to gender. Argumentation and Advocacy: The Journal of the American Forensics Association, 30, 162-173.

Johnson, A., & Bruschke, J. C. (1994). Sexism and debate: An examination of the punishment hypothesis. In R.E. McKerrow (Ed.) Proceedings of the Alta Summer Conference on Argumentation (pp. 55-60). Annandale, VA: Speech Communication Association.

Bruschke, J. C., Gartner, C., & Seiter, J. (1993). The Effectiveness of the Bafa Bafa Intercultural Simulation. Simulation and Gaming, 24, 9-20.

Bruschke, J. C., & Wiseman, R. L. (1992). Differences in data and warrant selection in international debates. Florida Communication Journal, 20(1), 16- 30.

Muir, S. A., & Bruschke, J. C. (1992). Community Perspectives on Reforming Policy Debate. Speaker and Gavel, 29, 53-61.

Bruschke, J. C., & Gartner, C. (1991). Communication in Higher Education. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 19, 197-222.

Sanders, J. A., Gass, R. H., Wiseman, R. L., & Bruschke, J. C. (1991). An analysis and cross-cultural comparison of argumentativeness, verbal aggressiveness, and need for cognition. Communication Reports, 5, 50-56.

CONVENTION PAPERS

Top Three Papers

Bruschke, J. C. (1998, November). What makes an argument a good argument? Paper to be presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, New York, NY.

Bruschke, J. C. (1995). Deconstructive arguments in the legal sphere: An analysis of the Fischl/Massey debate about Critical Legal Studies. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, Texas. [Top Three Paper]

Bruschke, J. C. (1993). A critical analysis of objectivity in the legal sphere. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, Miami, Florida. [Top Paper]

Bruschke, J. C. (1992). Willard and the postmodern debate: What ground can he stand on? Paper presented at the 1992 Speech Communication Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois. [Top paper]

Bruschke, J. C. (1992). Media and race: An empirical examination of how audiences perceive minority portrayals. Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention, Pocatello, Idaho.

Gartner, C., & Bruschke, J. C. (1992). A multi-perspectival analysis of the Hill-Thomas incident. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Sanders, J. A., Gass, R. H., Wiseman, R. L., & Bruschke, J. C. (1991). An analysis and cross-cultural comparison of argumentativeness, verbal aggressiveness, and need for cognition. Paper presented at Western Speech Communication Association, Phoenix, Arizona.

Ting-Toomey, S., Trubisky, P., Bruschke, J. C., Nadamitsu, Y., Sakai, J., Nishida, T., & Baker, J. (1991). Face and culture: The meaning of face and how it is negotiated. Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association, Phoenix, Arizona. [Top paper]

Bruschke, J. C. (1990). Extra-competition as an Alternative to Permutations and Re-planning. Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention, Sacramento, California.

Bruschke, J. C., Gartner, C., & Seiter, J. (1990). The Effectiveness of the Bafa Bafa Intercultural Simulation. Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention, 1990, Sacramento, California.

Competitive Papers

Bruschke, J. C. (1998, November). Appellate court decision making: Comparing political and stylistic factors. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, New York, NY.

Bruschke, J. C., & Loges, B. (1998, November). The effect of pretrial publicity on trial outcomes. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, New York, NY.

Bruschke, J. C., Cunningham, J. C., & Abernathy, G. (1998, November). How salary communicates: Feedback in the context of major league baseball. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, New York, NY.

Bruschke, J. C. (1996). Explaining judicial decision-making: A comparison of argument and political factors. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, San Diego, California.

Bruschke, J. C. (1994). Practical applications of dialectical theory. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bruschke, J. C. (1994). An argument-theory based re-conception of validity for communication and the social sciences. Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention, San Jose, California.

Bruschke, J. C. (1993). Carving intellectual space in the postmodern world: A critical appraisal of deconstruction. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, Miami, Florida.

Bruschke, J. C. (1992). Buying Michael Jordan: A narrative ethnography. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Bruschke, J. C. (1992). An outline of the important issues of racism and discourse. Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention, Pocatello, Idaho.

Bruschke, J. C. (1992). A dialectical re-examination of distance. Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention, Pocatello, Idaho.

Bruschke, J. C. (1991). An alternative structure for narrative use. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Bruschke, J. C., & Gartner, C. (1991). Argument as politeness behavior: An analysis of editors' replies to submitted manuscripts. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Bruschke, J.C., & Gudykunst, W. B. (1990). Interpersonal and Intergroup Factors in Determining Communication Behavior. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Bruschke, J. C., & Wiseman, R. L., (1990). Differences in data and warrant selection in international debates. Paper presented at the American Forensics Association, Speech Communication Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Gartner, C., Seiter, J., & Bruschke, J.C. (1990). Ethnocentrism as a Function of Ethnic Group Membership. Paper presented at the First Annual Intercultural and International Communication Conference, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.

Gass, R. H., Bruschke, J. C., & Congalton, K. J. (1990). Interjudge agreement: An empirical analysis of the 1988 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Seiter, J. S., Bruschke, J. C., & Bai, C. (1998, July). Lies and damn lies: The acceptability of deceoption as a function of perceiverís culture and liarsí intentions. Paper presented to the Intercultural Communication Division at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, Jersusalem, Israel.

Panels and Invited Papers

Bruschke, J. C., & Leeper, K. K. (1995). An analysis and case study of the influence of public opinion on foreign policy. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, Texas.

Bruschke, J. C., & Whalen, S. T. (1991). A comparison of debate tournament formats. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Bruschke, J. C., Congalton, K. J., & Gass, R. H. (1989). Reflections on the first international debates in China. Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association Convention.

WORKS UNDER REVIEW

Bruschke, J. C., & George, M. H. (1998). The value of high school journalism programs: A search for causation. Paper under review at Journalism and mass communication educator.

Bruschke, J. C., & Choe, M. (1998). The Jerry Springer Show. Paper under review at Quarterly Journal of Speech.

Bruschke, J. C., & Loges, W. The effect of pre-trial publicity on trial verdicts. Under review at Journal of Communication. (current status is "revise and resubmit")

Bruschke, J. C. What makes an argument a good argument? Under review at Argumentation and Advocacy (current status is "revise and resubmit")

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

CSU minigrant for the project "An analysis of the effect of pre-trial publicity on non-trial outcomes." The research has been completed and an initial draft of the paper has been finished. The paper should be finished and submitted by December 1998.

Bruschke, J. C. (1998). On the perils of claiming that they sky is falling. Rough draft completed; to be submitted for a special edition of Communication Theory.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Full-time lecturer, California State University, Fullerton, 1997-98. Courses Taught: Argumentation and Debate, Public Speaking, Debate for Communication Majors, Survey of Communication Theory, Legal Communication, Undergraduate Research Methods. Served as Debate Coach.

Assistant Professor, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 1994-1996. Courses taught: Graduate Research Methods, Argument and Public Policy, Argument and Foreign Policy, Analysis of Argument, Advanced Argumentation for Intercollegiate Debate, Interpersonal Communication. Served as Debate Coach.

Teaching Fellow, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1990-1994. Courses taught: Interpersonal Communication, Analysis of Argument, Public Speaking.

Assistant Forensics Coach, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1990-1994. Coached 15-25 students in NDT debate, CEDA debate, and individual events.

Adjunct Faculty, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT, 1993-Present. Course taught: Public Speaking.

Placement Essay Rater, University Writing Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1991. Rated essays to determine placement levels in college writing courses for entering students.

Debate Researcher, Arizona Debate Institute, Tempe, AZ, 1991. Researched, composed, and edited the Arizona Debate Institute Handbook, a 50 page research resource for the collegiate debate topic.

Teaching Fellow, California State University at Fullerton, 1988-1990. Courses taught: Public speaking and Interpersonal Communication/Introduction to Human Communication.

Debate Instructor, Arizona Debate Institute, Tempe, AZ, 1988 to present. Coached 14-18 students in policy debate and presented mass lectures.

Debate Instructor, Augustana national high school institute, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 1984, 1988 and 1989. Coached 8-10 high school students in policy and Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Debate Instructor and Consultant, Twenty-Nine Palms High School, Twenty-Nine Palms, CA, 1983-1984. Instructed 25-40 high school students in policy debate.

SERVICE

Executive director, Daniel Webster foundation. The Daniel Webster project is an outreach program that institutes debate programs for at-risk high schools that would not otherwise have debate programs. I directed the program at Santa Ana high school. We currently field 4 teams, all of which have won awards at over 12 regional competitions we have attended.

Host and Tabulation Room Director, California State University High School Debate Tournament, 1998.

Instructor, Baylor High School Debate Workshop, Summer 1995-1996.

Organizer, Glenn R. Capp Forum on-campus debates (in occasional conjunction with the Health Department and Speech Communication department), Spring 1995-1996.

Organizer, Daniel Webster Project fundraising banquet. Attended by roughly 150 people; the program received letters of commendation from 7 elected officials.

Tournament Director, Glenn R. Capp Debate Tournament, January 1995-1997.

Assistant host for international debate delegations (Russian and British), 1994-1997.

Assisted in hosting the Baylor University High School Round-Robin Debate Tournament, Fall 1994.

Debate Analyst, KTVX Channel-2, Salt Lake City, UT, 1992. Provided on-air analysis of the Presidential Debates.

Editorial Assistant, International and Intercultural Annual, 1989-1990.

Statistical Consultant, American Forensics Association Policy Debate Caucus, 1992. Provided data analysis for a special report to the Policy Caucus titled "A Policy Caucus Report: Community Perspectives on Reforming Policy Debate." Final Report co-authored with Star Muir, George Mason University.

Chosen by the Committee for International Discussion and Debate to serve on the two-person team to tour the United Kingdom.

Hosted and debated the national debate team representing the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Chosen to represent California State Fullerton and participated in the first International Debate Tournament in the People's Republic of China.

Appeared on Dialogue II, Public Broadcast Service, United States/Canada debate series, 1987.

Volunteer Assistant Debate Coach, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 1989-1990.

Contributing Author, USA Today Baseball Weekly. Composed and published the article "Expansion eras did not expand pitcher's ERAs" in the statistical analysis section of the August 30-September 5, 1991 edition.