School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

Ned Vankevich, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Media + Communication

  • Biography

    Professional Experience

    Fifteen years in the television and film industry producing/directing/writing commercials, and short-form documentaries.

    Notable Accomplishments and Experiences

    25 papers and presentations at various scholarly conferences including:

    • the National Communication Association
    • the American Studies Commission of the National Communication Association
    • Intrapersonal Communication/Social Cognition Commission of the National Communication Association
    • American Society for the History of Rhetoric of the National Communication, Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division at the National Communication Association
    • British Society for the Social History of Medicine, Religious Speech and Communication Association at the National Communication Association
    • Society for Cinema Studies
    • Popular Culture Association
    • International Communication Association
    • the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the Speech Communication Association
  • Education

    • Ph.D. (Regent University)
    • MA (Old Dominion University)
    • MA (Regent University)
    • BA (McGill University)
  • Recent Publications

    • Bio-Rhetoric and Bio-Spirituality: The Physiological Effects of Spiritual and Emotional Beliefs. Chapter to be published in a book tentatively titled "Communicating Spirituality in Health Care" edited by Maggie Wills to be published Fall 2008 by the Hampton Press Communication Series.
    • Confronting the Uncomfortable: Postmodernity and the Quandary of Evil. Rhetoric and Public Affairs. Vol. 6, Fall 2003.
    • Limiting Pluralism: Medical Scientism, Quackery, and the Internet. Chapter published in "Plural Medicine: 19th and 20th Century Perspectives. Routledge Press, UK, 2002.
    • Y2K Made Simple: A Natural Health Resource Guide. Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 1999.
  • Memberships & Affiliations

    • National Communication Association
    • Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University
    • Rhetoric Society of America
    • American Popular Culture Association
    • Society for Cinema Studies
    • National Storytelling Association
    • Women in Film
  • Awards & Honours

    • Bronze Medal at the New York International Film Festival
    • 2 National Case III Awards
    • 5 RIM Awards
    • 1 Addy Award for television commercials
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Department or Program:

Media + Communication