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Mr. August joined the Department of Communication Studies at URI in 1995. He teaches a variety of undergraduate courses, including Fundamental Communications, Public Speaking, and Persuasion.
Prior to teaching at URI, Mr. August received significant sales and marketing experience in the consumer electronic industry. His responsibilities included product knowledge training, regional and national trade shows, and seminars to improve the techniques of those in the sales force. He has worked with individuals and in small and large group settings to enhance the presentation skills of many. This experience has provided Mr. August with a well-rounded background in communications. He brings a pragmatic and enthusiastic approach to public speaking and persuasion in the university setting.
In addition to his teaching, Mr. August works with the summer Freshman Orientation program and the URI 101 Traditions & Transformations program which is designed to help students in planning academic goals, enhancing their academic skills and adjusting to college life.
Harrington School of Communication and Media Lecturer, Dr. Samara Anarbaeva, presents her paper exploring the construction of Second Life avatar's identity in terms of race, gender, and fashion.
Dr. McClure received the 2010 NCA Outstanding Article Award for "Kenneth Burke's Dramatic Form Criticism," coauthored with F. D. Anderson and A. King, in Rhetorical Criticism, edited by J. A. Kuypers.