About Jude J. Geiger

Areas of Research Interest

  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Communications Law/Intellectual Property
  • Cultural Studies
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Communication Technology

Recent Courses Taught

  • Speech 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication


Current Projects

  • A presentation on using content analysis to teach nonverbal communication
  • Developing video examples of excellent speeches
  • Expanding forensics resources

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books

  • The Chicago Seven: Rule of Law vs. A Comedy of Errors, A Tale of Role Reversal Recounting the Past: A Journal of Historical Studies, 2012
  • Stasis in the Rhetoric of Rumsfeld v. Fair National Communication Association Convention, 2007
  • Semiotic “Child Abuse”: The Supreme Court and Internet Morality


National Communications Association Convention, 2007

  • Contributing Editor, Illinois Civil Litigation Guide (West Publishing 2006)
  • Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Article Editor and Senior Editor, 2004-2006


  • JD, Yale Law School
  • MA, Speech Communication, North Dakota State University
  • MS, Political Science, Illinois State University
  • BS, Communication, Political Science, Social Studies Education, Illinois State University