Brian J. Snee

Brian J. Snee

Professor and Chair, Communication and Media

Berman Center, Room 100A
Monday & Tuesday 10:00-10:30AM; Wednesday 10:00AM-12:00PM
(914) 323-7134
TEDx Talk
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About Me

Dr. Brian J. Snee is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication and Media. His recent TEDx Talk was titled How the Virtue of Eloquence Became a Vice. He is the author of Lincoln Before Lincoln (University Press of Kentucky, 2016), and the co-editor of Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary (S. Illinois UP, 2015) and The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary (S. Illinois UP, 2008). He is a frequent speaker at academic conferences and professional events, most recently as the keynote speaker at the 2017 meeting of the Lincoln Society. He is currently writing a book about the use of Abraham Lincoln's image in WWII-era Hollywood propaganda.

Current Courses
Communication and Media Theory
Media Law and Ethics
Documentary Media
Public Speaking
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), University of Scranton
Feature Publications


"Lincoln before Lincoln"

Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2016



"Cyber-storming the Castle”

Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric

Cyber-Storming the Castle


“Saving the Emancipator”

Rhetoric & Public Affairs