Dr. Michael J. Hostetler, an associate professor of Rhetoric and Public Address at St. Johns University in Jamaica, New York, presented a workshop on “Strategizing Conference Presentations.” The workshop will focus on the differences between oral and written discourse, the expectations and needs of conference audiences, and practical advice on making successful conference presentations. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of one of their own conference papers to the workshop.

Dr. Hostetler is currently a visiting Fulbright Professor at the Department of Journalism at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. He is also a past editor of the Journal “Qualitative Research Reports in Communication.” His research interests are in nineteenth century American political rhetoric and the rhetoric of politics and religion.