Jon Radwan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
College of Communication and the Arts

Jon Radwan is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Program in Seton Hall University’s College of Communication and The Arts. He earned a B.A. in Communication from the University of New Hampshire, an M.A. in Communication Studies from Northern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Penn State University. His teaching and research focus on the intersection of Rhetoric and Religion, examining how ancient traditions influence contemporary public discourse. He authored the Popular Communication and Religion entry in the International Encyclopedia of Communication and his work has been published in a range of professional periodicals including the Journal of Communication and Religion and the Journal of Media and Religion. In 2012 the Religious Communication Association awarded him Article of The Year for his Rhetoric and Public Affairs essay entitled “Contact Rhetoric: Bodies and Love in Deus Caritas Est.” He is currently working on a book analyzing late modern papal rhetoric and an article on Nelson Mandela’s early sabotage campaign.