New Faculty – Ben Crosby


Ben Crosby is a rhetorical theorist and critic with an interest in political discourse. His scholarship examines texts ranging from presidential speeches to public spaces. He is at work on a book project about American civil religious rhetoric and the Washington National Cathedral.

As a teacher, Professor Crosby brings a background in both writing and public speaking. So he believes in a multimodal approach to teaching, one that makes use of written, oral, visual, and electronic methods of communication. He regards his students as future leaders of their respective communities. His courses are designed to equip them with the tools to lead effectively.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time at home with his family, playing the drums, and finding a good show to watch or book to read.