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Cynthia Boes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Office Phone: (951) 343-4904
Office Location: Business Building, Room 231
Office Hours: MWF 8-9 and 11-12, Online Th 2-4

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Communication The Pennsylvania State University 2010
M.A. Rhetoric Oregon State University 2003
B.S. English/Communication Corban College 1996

Courses Taught

* Intro to Argumentation
* Rhetorical Criticism
* Oral Communication
* Interpersonal Communication
* Oral Interpretation
* Organizational Communication
* Political Rhetoric
* Small Group Communication
* Gender and Communication


Teaching Experience

* Oregon State University - 2001-2003
* The Pennsylvania State University - 2003-2007


Research, Presentations, & Publications


Boes, Cynthia. “Tule Lake: A Memorial to be Forgotten.” Transnational Remembrance: Essays on the Global Memoryscape (book in progress). Eds. Kendall R. Phillips and G. Mitchell Reyes.


Boes, Cynthia. “Harvest of Shame: Speaking for Others through Documentary Film.” Top Paper in Voices of Diversity Panel. Eastern Communication Association Conference. Providence, RI. 28 April 2007.

Boes, Cynthia. “Representing Darfur: The Perils and Potentials of Speaking for Others in Legislation.” Popular Culture and Legislation Panel. The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. Boston, MA. 5 April 2007.

Boes, Cynthia. “Defending Darfur: The Problems and Potential of Speaking for Others.” The Pennsylvania State University Graduate Exhibition. University Park, PA. 25 March 2007.

Boes, Cynthia, “Changing Colors – Bill Clinton as the First Black President.” The National Communication Association Conference. Boston, MA. November 2005.

Boes, Cynthia. “Tule Lake: A Memorial to be Forgotten.” Contesting Public Memories Conference. Syracuse, NY. October 2005.

Boes, Cynthia. “The Powerless Speaking for the Powerless: An Analysis of Josephine Griffing’s Advocacy of Freed Slaves.” The National Communication Association Conference. Chicago, IL. November 2004.


Church Membership & Activities

Orangecrest Community Church


Personal Philosophy

'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.

- Jeremiah 29:11