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John Hatch

Biographical Information

John Hatch

Education

  • 2003 Ph.D. in Communication (specializations in Intercultural Communication and Rhetoric), Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Dissertation: Reconciliation as a Tragicomic Corrective: From Racial Offense to Rhetorical Coherence
  • 1994 M.A. in English (Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language) Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    Thesis: The Effect of Text Absence on Two-Step Summary Writing by Non-Native Speakers of English
  • 1991 B.A. in English / Secondary Teaching Certification Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado

Awards & Honors

  • Top Single-Author Book Award, NCA Communication Ethics Division, 2009
  • Top Paper Award, 7th Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society, 2008
  • Dissertation nominated by committee chair for the National Communication Association’s Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2003
  • Outstanding Graduate in Doctoral Studies, Department of Communication Studies, Regent University, 2003
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges (67th Volume)
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, initiated 1996

Associations

  • National Communication Association
  • Religious Communication Association
  • Kenneth Burke Society

Journal Articles

Presentations

  • 2014 “‘Accidental Racist’: Stumbling through the Motions of Racial Reconciliation.” Paper presented at the NCA National Convention in Chicago.
  • 2014 “Toward the Poetic Ideal: Multiple Moral Framings in Hatch’s Tetrad and Obama’s Race Speech.” Paper presented at the 13th National Communication Ethics Conference at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
  • 2013 “Incongruity, Irony, and Romantic Maturity in Contemporary Worship: A Burkeian Analysis of DC*B’s A Collision.” Paper presented at the NCA National Convention in Washington, DC.
  • 2013 “Dialogic Rhetoric in Letters Across the Divide: A Dance of (Good) Faith toward Racial Reconciliation.” Faith and Learning Paper (revised and expanded from my earlier publication) presented at May faculty workshop.
  • 2012 “Resolutions of Regret: The Other in the Evolution of a State Apology for Slavery.” Paper presented at the 12th National Communication Ethics Conference at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
  • 2011 “‘Time to Set Aside Childish Things’: Conceptualizing Maturity, Rhetorically.” Paper presented in a Kenneth Burke Society panel at the NCA National Convention in New Orleans.
  • 2011 “Brian McLaren’s (Polyphonically) Novel Approach to the Bible: Hearing God Amid Many Voices.” Paper presented in a Religious Communication Association panel at the NCA National Convention in New Orleans.
  • 2010 Position paper presented at the “Rhetorics of Sacrifice” pre-conference seminar at the NCA National Convention in San Francisco.
  • 2010 Respondent to plenary address on UN’s Transitional Justice Policy at 12th Biennial Public Address Conference, “Human Rights & Rhetoric: Controversies, Conundrums, and Community Actions,” held at University of Pittsburgh.
  • 2009 “Towards a Fuller Moral Act: Refiguring the Romantic.” Paper presented in a Kenneth Burke Society panel at the NCA National Convention in Chicago.
  • 2009 “From Psychology to Rhetoric: Forgiveness in the Dialogues of Reconciliation.” Paper presented in a Communication Ethics Division panel at the NCA National Convention in Chicago.
  • 2008 “Plotting a New Course toward Racial Reconciliation through Remorse: An Examination of Recent State Resolutions Apologizing for Slavery.” Lead paper presented in an African American Communication and Culture Division panel at the NCA National Convention in San Diego.
  • 2008 Panelist in Roundtable on Emotion and Conflict (Peace and Conflict Communication Division) at the NCA National Convention in San Diego.
  • 2008 “Rounding (out) the Bases of Racial Reconciliation: (Dia)logology and Virginia’s Apology for Slavery.” Competitive paper presented at the 7th Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society, hosted by Villanova University. Received Top Paper award.
  • 2008 “Resolutions of Regret: Examining the First State Apology for Slavery.” Paper presented on a Political Communication Division panel at the Central States Communication Association convention in Madison, WI.
  • 2007 Chair and respondent for a panel of competitive papers, “Apologia, Atonement, and Absolution in Public Address: Institutional and Corporate Statements of Explanation and Repair.” Public Address Division, NCA National Convention in Chicago.
  • 2006 “Letters Across the Divide: A Dialogic Pedagogy of Racial Responsibility.” Paper presented on an African American Communication and Culture Division panel at the NCA National Convention in San Antonio.
  • 2006 Chair and respondent (substitute for Erik Doxtader) on Peace and Conflict Division panel “Determination, Mediation, Miscommunication: Three Instances in the Struggle for (and Against) Reconciliation,” NCA National Convention in San Antonio.
  • 2006 “Between Religious Visions and Secular Realities: Burke’s Logology and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation.” Paper presented at the interdisciplinary symposium “‘Coming to Terms’ with Reconciliation: Critical Perspectives on the Practice, Politics, and Ethics of Transitional Justice,” University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • 2006 “Using a Dialogic Text to Promote Racial Responsibility and Healing in the Intercultural Communication Course.” Panel talk presented at the Ninth National Communication Ethics Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2005 Respondent for Peace and Conflict Division panel, “Democratizing Reconciliation work in the Middle East: Perspectives on Morocco, Iraq, and Israel-Palestine through Conflict, Cooperation, and Mediation,” NCA National Convention in Boston.
  • 2005 “Letters Across the Divide: In Coherent Dialogue toward Racial Reconciliation?” Paper presented on an International and Intercultural Communication Division panel at the NCA National Convention in Boston.
  • 2004 “Beyond Image Restoration: In/Coherent Racial Apologies for Slavery.” Competitive paper presented within the Public Address Division at the NCA National Convention in Chicago.
  • 2003 “Reconciliation: A Bridge from Complicity to Coherence in the Rhetoric of Race Relations.” Competitive paper presented within the African American Communication and Culture Division at the NCA National Convention in Miami.
  • 2003 “Rhetorical Redemption in Double Vision: Reconciliation as a Tragicomic Corrective.” Paper presented within the Association for Rhetoric and Communication in Southern Africa at the NCA National Convention in Miami.
  • 2001 “In Search of Real Dialogue in Virtual Space: The Race Relations Web Site on About.com.” Competitive paper presented within the Ethnography Division at the NCA National Convention in Atlanta.
  • 2001 “A (Rap)prochement of Identities: Hip-Hop and the Gospel According to the Gospel Gangstaz.” Paper presented at PCA National Conference.
  • 2000 “Buber’s I-You Philosophy in Cross-Cultural Contexts.” Competitive paper presented on an RCA student-paper panel at the NCA National Convention in Seattle.
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