Marlin Bates, Ph.D.
I 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 25: Introduction to Communication
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
Dr. Marlin Bates, IV, Ph.D.
Director of Forensics
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211