Dr. John Saunders

Lecturer, Communication Arts Department

Biography

Dr. John H. Saunders is a Lecturer at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has taught a wide variety of classes from Public Speaking to Rhetorical Criticism to Special Topics courses focusing on children's literature, MLK Jr., and Disney films. His research focuses on the rhetorical functions of personal and public memory, the evolution of fairy tales, and how rhetorical messages in children's literature are constructed and engaged. He also recently published a book titled The Rhetorical Power of Children's Literature.

Dr. John H. Saunders' Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • Ph.D., Speech Communication, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008.
  • M.A., Communication, University of Memphis, 2000.
  • B.A., Communication, University of Memphis, 1997.

Classes Taught


Selected Publications

  • Saunders, John H., ed. The Rhetorical Power of Children’s Literature. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.
  • Saunders, John H. “Bedtime Rhetoric.” In The Rhetorical Power of Children’s Literature, edited by John H. Saunders, 1-8. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.
  • Saunders, John H. “The Cat in the Hat: The Complexity of a Simple Tale.” In The Rhetorical Power of Children’s Literature, edited by John H. Saunders, 37-54. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.
  • Saunders, John H. “Conclusion.” In The Rhetorical Power of Children’s Literature, edited by John H. Saunders, 173-176. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.
  • Saunders, John H. “Disaster and Memory: How the Tragic Erasure of Mnemonic Devices Affects Personal Memory.” Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric 5, no. 1/2 (2015): 29-36.
  • Fritzges, Mary Staci, Bedner, Nelle, Bray, Katherine L., Colaianni, Teri L., Cooper, Christine Evelyn, McIntyre, Jeremy J., Phillips, Tami, & Saunders, John H. Principles of Communication Student Workbook 2015-2016 & 2016-2017. Conway, Arkansas: UCA Department of Communication, 2015 & 2016.