John Caputo

John Caputo is Professor Emeritus in the Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and the Walter Ong S.J. Scholar. He founded the MA Program in 2004. Dr. Caputo earned his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center. He has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Italy. He has been teaching communication courses for more than 35 years and has appeared on radio and television news and discussion programs. His areas of expertise include communication theory, intercultural and interpersonal communication, and media and social values. He is the author of seven books: Effective Communication Handbook; Communicating Effectively: Linking Thought with Expression; Dimensions of Communication; Interpersonal Communication: Competency Through Critical Reasoning, which was co- authored with Bud Hazel and Colleen McMahon; Public Speaking Handbook: A Liberal Arts Perspective with Bud Hazel; McDonaldization Revisited: Critical Essays on Consumer Culture which he co-edited with Mark Alfino and Robin Wynyard for Praeger Press and his newest book, Effective Communication. John Caputo has written more than 35 articles in professional journals, has been honored as a Visiting Scholar In-Residence at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, La Sapienza University of Rome and the Master's Program in Media and Communication at the Universita de Firenze, Italy. He has been honored with Master Teacher Awards by the Western States Communication Association and the University of Texas at Austin and has received an Exemplary Faculty Award from Gonzaga University. He has been taking student groups to Italy for many years and has been part of the Cagli Project since 2002. In 2016 he helped create a Sister City between Spokane, Washington and Cagli, Italy. He was made an Honorary Citizen of the city of the City of Cagli, Italy, and is the President of the Sister Cities Association of Spokane, Washington.

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