Lewis Department of the Humanities
Gregory J. Pulliam
I am the Associate Chair of the Lewis
Department of Humanities and I'm the director of IIT's ESL programs. I am also the Humanities Department's representative to the Undergraduate Studies Committee, and the webmaster for that committee's site.
My Ph.D. in English Rhetoric and Composition and my M.A. in English
Language and Linguistics are from the University
of Missouri-Columbia. My B.A. in English Literature and Speech
Communication & Rhetoric are from Memphis
State University (now the University of Memphis); I also attended
Delta State University.
Before beginning work on my Ph.D, I spent 15 years in broadcasting--both radio and television. I also worked for several years in the live entertainment industry.
My areas of interest are: the history &
dialects of English, English as a second language, rhetoric & communication, mass media studies, and language & culture studies.
I led the efforts to establish the Humanities Department's three undergraduate degree programs in Humanities, Journalism of Technology, Science & Business, and Professional & Technical Communication, and I'm the academic adviser to 30-40 students in these programs.
I teach or have taught the following courses:
COM 101 and 111:
COM 301: Introduction
COM 305: American English: History & Dialects (discontinued)
COM 306-506: World Englishes
COM 309-509: History of the English Language
COM 371 Persuasion
COM 372 Mass Media and Society
COM 380-580 Topics: African American Language, Culture & Communication
COM 380-580 Topics: Gender in Communication
COM 380-580 Topics: Communication in Politics
COM 421: Technical
COM 425: Editing
COM 428: Verbal
& Visual Communication
COM 435: Intercultural
COM 440: Introduction to Journalism
HUM 601: TA Seminar
Click on any of these courses for the syllabus from the most recent section.
Find me at:
My office in Siegel Hall 213
My mailbox in Siegel Hall 218
My office phone: (312) 567-7968