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Dr. Rick Malleus is a Zimbabwean who has been a member of the Communication Department since Fall 2006. Both his MA and PhD are from the University of Minnesota in Communication Studies with a focus on Intercultural Communication.
He has taught a variety of courses at SU, being responsible for teaching required foundation courses like Dynamics of Communication and Media, Society and Individual. He also teaches several social interaction courses with his favorites being Intercultural Communication and Interpersonal Communication. Malleus has developed and taught two special topics courses for the department, Africa and Communication and The Rhetoric of War and Terrorism. His current research interests include intercultural re-entry and cross-cultural comparison in technology use.
Malleus is fond of Twizzlers and Icees, enjoys fishing, traveling to new places with his wife and looks forward to trips home to Zimbabwe where most of his family live.