Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Mass Communication

1 Drexel Drive

Campus Box 93

New Orleans, LA 70125

504-520-5092 phone

504-520-7919 fax

communications@xula.edu

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ROSS LOUIS Ph.D.

Department Chair/ Associate Professor

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Louisiana State University
Communication Studies (Performance Studies emphasis), 2002

M.A. Louisiana State University
Communication Studies (Performance Studies emphasis), 1998

B.S. Texas Christian University
Speech Communication, 1996

COURSES TAUGHT AT XAVIER
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (CMST 1010)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Honors) (CMST 1011H)
  • Performance of Literature (CMST 2010)
  • Health Communication (CMST 2080)
  • The Theatre (CMST 2400)
RESEARCH AREAS

cultural performance, performance of citizenship, community-based performance, ethnography

BIOGRAPHY

Ross Louis joined the Communication Studies program at Xavier in 2003 and teaches courses from a performance studies perspective. He currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Communications. Dr. Louis' recent research addresses how citizenship is performed in post-Katrina New Orleans and has appeared in Text and Performance Quarterly and The Review of Black Political Economy. He serves as editor of XULAneXUS, Xavier's online undergraduate research journal and has previously served as service-learning faculty in residence for the Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Contact Information

Office Location: Xavier South 510A
Direct Line: 504-520-5103
Fax Number: 504-520-7982
Email Address: rmlouis@xula.edu