Faculty Profile

Brian Lain

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Communication Studies
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Iowa, 2005.
Major: Communication Studies
Degree Specialization: Rhetorical Studies
Dissertation Title: Remembering Internment: The Function of Japanese American Rhetorics in Multicultural America
MA, Wayne State University, 1997.
Major: Speech-Communication
Degree Specialization: Rhetorical Studies
Dissertation Title: The Rhetorical Strategy of the Mumonkan
BA, Wake Forest University, 1993.
Major: Anthropology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

COMM 2140.001, Advocating in Public, Spring 2020
COMM 2140.201, Advocating in Public, Spring 2020
COMM 2140.202, Advocating in Public, Spring 2020
COMM 2140.203, Advocating in Public, Spring 2020
COMM 2140.204, Advocating in Public, Spring 2020
COMM 5080.001, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2020
COMM 2140.001, Advocating in Public, Fall 2019 Syllabus
COMM 2140.201, Advocating in Public, Fall 2019 Syllabus
COMM 2140.202, Advocating in Public, Fall 2019 Syllabus
COMM 2140.203, Advocating in Public, Fall 2019 Syllabus
COMM 2140.204, Advocating in Public, Fall 2019 Syllabus
COMM 2140.205, Advocating in Public, Fall 2019 Syllabus
COMM 3880.001, Debate Practicum, Fall 2019 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

COMM 4849.801, Topics in Rhetorical Studies, Summer 5W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4849.802, Topics in Rhetorical Studies, Summer 5W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2140.001, Advocating in Public, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2140.201, Advocating in Public, Spring 2019
COMM 2140.202, Advocating in Public, Spring 2019
COMM 2140.203, Advocating in Public, Spring 2019
COMM 2140.204, Advocating in Public, Spring 2019
COMM 3880.001, Debate Practicum, Spring 2019 SPOT
COMM 2140.001, Advocating in Public, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2140.201, Advocating in Public, Fall 2018
COMM 2140.202, Advocating in Public, Fall 2018
COMM 2140.203, Advocating in Public, Fall 2018
COMM 2140.204, Advocating in Public, Fall 2018
COMM 2140.205, Advocating in Public, Fall 2018
COMM 3880.001, Debate Practicum, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4849.001, Topics in Rhetorical Studies, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2140.001, Advocating in Public, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2140.201, Advocating in Public, Spring 2018 Syllabus
COMM 2140.202, Advocating in Public, Spring 2018 Syllabus
COMM 2140.203, Advocating in Public, Spring 2018 Syllabus
COMM 2140.204, Advocating in Public, Spring 2018 Syllabus
COMM 3880.001, Debate Practicum, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5080.001, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2018 SPOT
COMM 5080.601, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2018 SPOT
COMM 2140.001, Advocating in Public, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2140.201, Advocating in Public, Fall 2017 Syllabus
COMM 2140.202, Advocating in Public, Fall 2017 Syllabus
COMM 2140.203, Advocating in Public, Fall 2017 Syllabus
COMM 2140.204, Advocating in Public, Fall 2017 Syllabus
COMM 2140.205, Advocating in Public, Fall 2017 Syllabus
COMM 3880.001, Debate Practicum, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4849.001, Topics in Rhetorical Studies, Summer 5W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3880.001, Debate Practicum, Spring 2017
COMM 5080.001, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2017 SPOT
COMM 5080.601, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2017 SPOT
COMM 4040.001, Rhetorical Theory, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3880.001, Debate Practicum, Fall 2016
COMM 2140.001, Advocating in Public, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2140.001, Advocating in Public, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2140.201, Advocating in Public, Spring 2016
COMM 2140.202, Advocating in Public, Spring 2016
COMM 2140.203, Advocating in Public, Spring 2016
COMM 3880.001, Debate Practicum, Spring 2016 SPOT
COMM 5080.001, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2016 SPOT
COMM 2140.001, Advocating in Public, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 2140.201, Advocating in Public, Fall 2015
COMM 2140.202, Advocating in Public, Fall 2015
COMM 2140.203, Advocating in Public, Fall 2015
COMM 2140.204, Advocating in Public, Fall 2015
COMM 3880.001, Debate Practicum, Fall 2015 SPOT
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Summer 3W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5080.001, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2015
COMM 5930.709, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2015
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2015 Syllabus
COMM 2140.201, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2015
COMM 2140.202, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2015
COMM 2140.203, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2015
COMM 2140.204, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2015
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2014 Syllabus
COMM 2140.201, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2014
COMM 2140.202, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2014
COMM 2140.203, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2014
COMM 2140.204, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2014
COMM 4849.001, Topics in Rhetorical Studies, Summer 3W1 2014
COMM 5080.001, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2014
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2014 Syllabus
COMM 5900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2014
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
COMM 5930.709, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Fall 2013
COMM 2140.002, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2013 Syllabus
COMM 2140.204, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2013 Syllabus
COMM 2140.205, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2013 Syllabus
COMM 2140.206, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2013 Syllabus
COMM 2140.207, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2013 Syllabus
COMM 4900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2013
COMM 5900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2013
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Summer 5W1 2013 Syllabus
COMM 5080.001, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Spring 2013
COMM 5930.709, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2013
COMM 2140.002, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2140.204, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2140.205, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2140.206, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2140.207, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2012 Syllabus
COMM 5740.001, Visual Rhetoric, Fall 2012
COMM 4240.001, Rhetoric, Culture and Ideology, Summer 5W2 2012
COMM 4040.001, Rhetorical Theory, Summer 3W1 2012
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2140.201, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2140.202, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2140.203, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2140.204, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2012 Syllabus
COMM 5080.001, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Fall 2011
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
COMM 2140.002, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2011 Syllabus
COMM 2140.204, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2011 Syllabus
COMM 2140.205, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2011 Syllabus
COMM 2140.206, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2011 Syllabus
COMM 5900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2011
COMM 2040.001, Public Speaking, Summer 3W1 2011
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2011 Syllabus
COMM 2140.201, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2011
COMM 2140.202, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2011
COMM 2140.203, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2011
COMM 5740.001, Visual Rhetoric, Spring 2011
COMM 2140.002, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2010 Syllabus
COMM 2140.204, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2010
COMM 2140.205, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2010
COMM 2140.206, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2010 Syllabus
COMM 5920.709, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Summer 5W1 2010
COMM 5900.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2010
COMM 5900.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Spring 2010
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2010 Syllabus
COMM 2140.201, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2010
COMM 2140.202, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2010
COMM 4900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2010
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Fall 2009
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2009 Syllabus
COMM 2140.201, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2009
COMM 2140.202, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2009
COMM 2140.203, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2009
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Summer 5W1 2009
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
COMM 3440.001, Public Address Studies, Spring 2009
COMM 5340.001, Rhetorical Methods, Spring 2009
COMM 4900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2009
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
COMM 4900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2008
COMM 5900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2008
COMM 5840.001, Seminar in Rhetorical Studies, Summer 5W1 2008
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
COMM 5080.001, Introduction to Graduate Study and Research in Communication Studies, Fall 2007
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2007
COMM 2140.201, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2007
COMM 2140.202, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2007
COMM 2140.203, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2007
COMM 3840.001, Argumentation and Debate, Spring 2007
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
COMM 5440.001, Public Address Studies, Spring 2007
COMM 3840.001, Argumentation and Debate, Fall 2006
COMM 5950.709, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2006
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Summer 3W1 2006
COMM 5900.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2006
COMM 5900.709, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2006
COMM 3340.001, Methods of Rhetorical Criticism, Spring 2006
COMM 5920.709, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2006
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2006
COMM 2140.201, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2006
COMM 2140.202, Rhetoric and Argument., Spring 2006
COMM 5840.001, Seminar in Rhetorical Studies, Spring 2006
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Fall 2005
COMM 4240.001, Rhetoric, Culture and Ideology, Fall 2005
COMM 3840.001, Argumentation and Debate, Summer 5W1 2005
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Summer 3W1 2005
COMM 5340.001, Rhetorical Methods, Spring 2005
COMM 4900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2005
COMM 5950.759, Master's Thesis, Fall 2004
COMM 2140.001, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2004
COMM 2140.201, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2004
COMM 2140.202, Rhetoric and Argument., Fall 2004
COMM 5900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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