Dr. Tony Palmeri
Wayne State University, Ph.D., 1987
Central Michigan University, M.A., 1984
St. John’s University, B.A., 1983
Communication Field Emphases
Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
The First Amendment and Freedom of Speech
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Communication in Contemporary Society
Foundations of Speech Communication
The Rhetoric of Rock Music
Freedom of Speech in the United States
History of American Public Address
Senior Seminar in Speech Communication
More About Dr. Palmeri...
Dr. Palmeri began his teaching career at UW Oshkosh in 1989. From 1997-2003 he served as Chair of the Department of Communication. He’s also served as president of the Faculty Senate, president of The Association of University of Wisconsin Professionals (UW Oshkosh chapter), and president of the Wisconsin Communication Association. The WCA named him “Educator of the Year” in 2004. In 2006 he was chosen to receive the UW Oshkosh Barbara G. Sniffen Faculty Governance Service Award.
Dr. Palmeri urges his students to take their citizenship responsibilities seriously. In part to practice what he preaches, for almost 10 years he produced and co-hosted (with former Oshkosh Mayor James Mather) a public affairs television program called “Commentary” for Titan-Television. He also co-hosted “Eye on Oshkosh” (with local journalist Cheryl Hentz) for Oshkosh Community Access Television. For campus radio station WRST-FM Palmeri produced and hosted “Radio Commentary.” He’s also appeared many times on Joy Cardin’s “Week in Review” program for Wisconsin Public Radio. Since 2002 he has written a monthly column (“Media Rants” ) for the Fox Valley SCENE.
Active in Oshkosh politics, Dr. Palmeri in 2007 was elected to the Oshkosh Common Council and reelected in 2009. His council colleagues elected him Deputy Mayor in 2009. He also serves on the City of Oshkosh Sustainability Board.
Dr. Palmeri maintains a blog at http://talktotony.blogspot.com/
Wisdom without eloquence has been of little help to states, but eloquence without wisdom has often been a great obstacle and never an advantage. - Cicero
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