Dr. Raymond Schuck

Ray Schuck

Position: Associate Professor of Communication
Phone: 419.372.0929
Email: rschuck@bgsu.edu
Address: 324A George Mylander Hall

Professional Biography/Profile

An alumnus of the Popular Culture program at Bowling Green State University, I also hold a Master’s degree in American Studies from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Communication from Arizona State University. In line with that, my professional work focuses on the intersections of culture and communication, most specifically as I do critical and rhetorical analysis of various forms of popular culture.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests/Selected Publications

Schuck, R. I. (2019). What we aren’t when we are Penn State: Dissociation strategies in the Penn State sexual abuse scandal. Journal of Global Sport Management. [published online in Feb. 2019; issue publication forthcoming]

Schuck, R. I. (2019). “I’d just like to let everybody know”: Pete Harnisch on the Disabled List and the politics of mental health. In D. A. Grano & M. L. Butterworth (Eds.), Sport, rhetoric, and political struggle. (pp. 175-189). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Schuck, R. I. (2017). Dribbling on the grave of bin Laden: Intercultural and international violence in the Carrier Classic. In C. Hovey, M. Werntz, & J. White (Eds.), Sports and violence: History, theory, and practice. (pp. 68-81). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Butterworth, M. L., & Schuck, R. I. (2016). American mythology and ambivalent rhetoric in Friday Night Lights. Southern Communication Journal, 81, 92-106.

Schuck, R. I. (2016). Media authority, sports mythology, and organizational identity: Red Barber as the “voice” of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Journal of Sports Media, 11(1), 193-215.

Schuck, R. I. (2016). Harry Potter and the anti-racist-white-hero premise: Whiteness and the Harry Potter series. In C. E. Bell (Ed.). Wizards Vs. Muggles: Essays on identity and the Harry Potter universe. (pp. 9-26). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Schuck, R. I. (2014). “Where my falcons at?": The Stroh Center Rap and representation of organizational identities in college sports. In B. Brummett & A. Ishak (Eds.), Sports and identity: New agendas in communication. (pp. 223-241). New York, NY: Routledge.

Schuck, R. I., Gorsevski, E. W, & Lin, C. (2013). On body snatching: How rhetoric of globalization elides cultural difference in “Bodies … The Exhibition.” Globalizations, 10, 603-617.

Schuck, R. I. & Schuck, R. (Eds.). (2012). Do you believe in rock and roll?: Essays on Don McLean’s “American Pie.” Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Gorsevski, E. W., Schuck, R. I., & Lin, C. (2012). The rhetorical plasticity of the dead in museum displays:  A biocritique of missing intercultural awareness. Western Journal of Communication, 76, 314-332.

Schuck, R. I. (2010). The rhetorical lines on TV’s poker face: Rhetorical constructions of poker as sport. American Behavioral Scientist, 53, 1610-1625.

Schuck, R. I. (2010). Bob Dole and the Brooklyn Dodgers. In R. Briley (Ed.), The Politics of Baseball: Essays on the Pastime and Power at Home and Abroad. (pp. 57-70). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Schuck, R. I. (2009). Off the field: The integration of Major League Baseball as a rhetorical resource. Journal of Communication Studies, 1, 331-349. 

Schuck. R. I. (2009). From politics to personal expression: Representations of sport in Walter Dean Myers’ young adult works. In H. E. Eiss (Ed.), Young Adult Literature and Culture. (pp. 1-20). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Schuck, R. I. (2008). Babe's in Tourland: How Babe Ruth was well-suited for barnstorming. In R. N. Keane (Ed.), Baseball and the ‘Sultan of Swat’: Babe Ruth at 100. (pp. 177-188). Brooklyn, NY: AMS.

Courses Taught

ACS 2000 Introduction to American Culture Studies; ACS 2500 Cultural Pluralism in the United States; ACS 3000 Interpretations of American Culture (Star Wars as Culture); ACS 3000 Interpretations of American Culture (Gilmore Girls); ACS 3000 Interpretations of American Culture (Harry Potter as Culture); COMM 1020 Introduction to Public Speaking; COMM 2010 Communication Theory; COMM 2030 Small Group Communication; COMM 2050 (Business and Professional Speaking); COMM 3060 Interpersonal Communication; COMM 3100 Rhetorical Criticism; COMM 3500 Rhetoric of Sport; COMM 4020 Political Communication; COMM 4060 Law Enforcement Communication; COMM 4060 Organizational Rhetoric; COMM 4080 Intercultural Communication; COMM 4090 International Communication; POPC 1600 Introduction to Popular Culture; POPC 1650 Popular Culture and Media; POPC 4600 Popular Culture Advanced Studies (Anthony Bourdain as Popular Culture); POPC 4600 Popular Culture Advanced Studies (Game of Thrones); THFM 1610 Introduction to Film


Full Credentials

Ph.D., Communication, Arizona State University, 2006; M.A., American Studies, Michigan State University, 1999; B.A., Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, 1994