Faculty and Staff

Mitchell, Scott

Scott Mitchell

Communication and Media Studies
Office: 314a North Hall
Phone: 715-425-4338



  • Ph.D. Communication, Wayne State University 2018
  • M.A. Communication Studies, Illinois State University 2014
  • B.S. Communication Studies, Illinois State University 2012

Scott is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. His areas of expertise are rhetorical theory, participatory digital cultures, and democratic engagement. At UWRF, he regularly teaches Introduction to Communication Studies, Communication and Technology, Rhetorical Criticism, Freedom to Speak, and Argumentation and Decision-Making.

Scott’s scholarly trajectory approaches two lines of inquiry. First, he examines the intersection of critical rhetoric and memory studies, primarily in the context of urban space, identity, and temporality. In addition, Scott explores the relationship between emerging communication technologies and our social practices. He regularly presents on these topics at annual conventions such as the Rhetoric Society of America, National Communication Association, and Central States Communication Association and was recently published in NCA’s Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies journal.