Kevin Baaske

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College of Arts and Letters
Department of Communication Studies
Office Location: MUS 250
Phone: 323-343-4203 Email:


Dr. Kevin Baaske is a Professor in the Department of Communication Study. He is an active member of the University community and is the Immediate Past  Chair of the Academic Senate.  He is also one of two CSULA faculty representatives to the Academic Senate of the California State University.



One of Dr. Baaske's greatest passions is teaching and he regrets that his Senate duties limit his opportunities for classroom instruction. He has recently taught graduate seminars in Rhetorical Theory, Argumentation Theory, and the Introduction to Scholarship in Communication Studies.

Dr. Baaske also teaches undergraduate courses in Argumentation, Introduction to Rhetorical Studies, Presidential Campaign Communication, Intercultural Communication and Rhetorical Criticism.


Dr. Baaske's professional and personal interests lie in examining public policy disputes. He considers himself a student of public argumentation and enjoys exploring the nature and functions of argumentative and rhetorical discourse. The same fascination applies to presidential campaign rhetoric. He is especially interested in the role that vice presidential candidates play in these national campaigns. Dr. Baaske regularly attends the annual meetings of the National Communication Association and the Western States Communication Association. In addition to attending panels, Dr. Baaske views such conferences as an opportunity to introduce the many gifted CSULA students who attend these conventions. He also tries to attend an argumentation conference each summer.


  • Ph.D. Rhetoric 1989
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.A. Communication 1978
    University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • B.A. Communication 1976
    University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI


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