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Marlin Bates, Ph.D.

Marlin BatesI focus on the rhetoric found in what I term the "ur-real" world of online identity.  Specifically, I look at how people interact and create identities with the world of the MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) such as World of Warcraft, Ultima Online, EverQuest and many others.

I am Director of Forensics for Pacific's nationally ranked forensics team. We travel around the country to compete in a variety of speech and debate events, and we host tournaments on campus, including the High School Forensics Invitational, which I competed in myself back in the day.

Courses I Regularly Teach:

Comm 27: Public Speaking (summer only)
Comm 89: Speech and Debate Practicum
Comm 114: Argumentation & Advocacy
Comm 116: Rhetorical Theory & Practice
Comm 271: Graduate Seminar: Rhetorical Thought

Contact Information

Dr. Marlin Bates, IV, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Communication Department
Director of Forensics
mbates@pacific.edu
209.946.3049 (office)
925.518.6799 (cell)

University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

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