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Alan Cirlin, Ph.D.

Professor of English and Communication Studies



  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • M.A., California State University


  • Communication theory
  • Public speaking
  • Business and professional communication

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Rhetorical communication


Alan Cirlin, Ph.D., enjoys research that is focused on practical interpersonal communication skills and rhetorical communication. He teaches courses in business and professional communication, persuasion, interviewing, group dynamics, public speaking, and communication theory.


Cirlin, Alan. Introductory Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Debate. S.l.: Pecan Grove, 1989. Print.