Tel:(415) 422-2289

Marilyn DeLaure

Associate Professor and Advertising Program Director

Marilyn (Bordwell) DeLaure teaches courses in rhetoric, criticism, and social movements. Her research investigates how people effect social change, focusing especially on embodied performance. She has published essays on dance, civil rights rhetoric, and environmental activism.

Tel:(415) 422-4364

Gregory Pabst

Founding Director and Senior Adviser

Greg Pabst currently teaches advertising and public speaking and advises the USF student AAF chapter.

Tel:(415) 422-6448

Bryan Whaley


Professor Whaley (Ph.D., Purdue University) teaches courses in social influence, message design in health interaction, communication and disability, and experimental research methods.  His research interests concern the relationship between language/message variables and social influence, linguistic and social cognitive factors related to illness explanation and compliance messages in health contexts, linguistic and visual strategies for explaining health-related, scientific or complex information, and communication strategies when interacting with persons with disabilities.