The Department of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies has a diverse network of alumni working in numerous professional disciplines.

Ryan Neville-Shepard ’04

Neville-Shepard is currently a professor in the Communications Department of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas. After graduating from Bates in 2004 with a double-major in Rhetoric and Politics he continued his education with a master’s degree and PhD in Communication studies, both from the University of Kansas.

Neville-Shepard was recently published in the Washington Post with a commentary on the significance of post-election rhetoric.