Robb Lauzon

Assistant Professor of Communication

Phone: (814)641- 3467
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Robb Conrad Lauzon is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Juniata College. His work at Juniata focuses on the application of strategic communication principles in and out of the classroom. As a scholar, he is invested in rhetorical theory, civic engagement, and the politics and art of memory. He teaches The Art of Public Speaking, Message Analysis, and Public Communication Campaigns. In his classroom, there is a focus on community-based experiential learning where students are challenged to apply lessons from the classroom in surrounding communities.

He has formerly worked inside and outside of academia. Before coming to Juniata, he worked as the Director of the Winter Park Sunshine Project, a data journalism initiative that sought to increase government transparency in Winter Park, Florida. Prior to entering academia, he spent time as a professional public speaker working for’s Making it Count program where he traveled to high schools and spoke to students about opportunities that await them after graduation. Beyond his work as a professional communicator, Lauzon has a lifelong love of hospitality and cooking. Initially after graduating high school, he enrolled in a culinary arts program before discovering his communication talents and interests. When he retires from teaching, he hopes to open a quaint bed and breakfast where he will cook for his guests.

Lauzon graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a PhD in Communication and Rhetoric. His dissertation focused on the controversy surrounding the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa, Canada.

His current research explores the rhetorical dimensions of space and how that space is centered in civic life. Additionally, he is continuing his research on memory and memorials as well as working with students on community-based research projects and activities.