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Philip Choong

Term Instructor

Kalmanovitz Hall 231


Philip Choong teaches across the areas of rhetoric, which he defines for his students as "communication that seeks action for the common good." At USF he has taught courses in public speaking and a first-year seminar in new media and composition; at other institutions, he has taught courses pairing rhetoric with detective stories, game studies, science fiction, and podcasting. His research focuses on the historical hows and whys of rhetorical education to better equip students and teachers for public life in the here and now.

Research Areas

  • Rhetorical education
  • Critical university studies
  • Digital rhetoric
  • Game studies


  • Indiana University, PhD in English, 2023
  • University of Chicago, MA in Humanities, 2013
  • Bradley University, BA in English, 2012

Prior Experience

  • Teaching Fellow in English, Indiana University
  • Associate Instructor in English, Indiana University
  • Affiliate Instructor in English, Bradley University
  • Adjunct Instructor in Communication, Robert Morris University