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Ells Earns Doctorate

Released: 01/30/2008

Kevin Ells, assistant professor of communication studies at LSU at Alexandria, has completed requirements for a doctorate in communication studies from LSU. The Ph.D. degree will be awarded at spring commencement in Baton Rouge.

A chapter of Ells' doctoral thesis on ecological rhetoric will appear in the March issue of Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. Ells, a member of the LSUA faculty since 2006, teaches rhetoric, argumentation and public speaking in the Department of Arts, English and Humanities. He also coaches the debate team.

A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ells earned a bachelor of commerce degree from Dalhousie University and a master's of environmental studies from York University