College of Arts and Sciences

Christopher Paul, PhD

  • Christopher Paul, PhD
    PhD, Rhetorical Studies
    Associate Professor, Communication
    Department Chair, Communication
    Phone: 206-296-2034
    Building/Room: LYNN 310


    Teaching and Research Interests

    CMJR 205 Rhetorical Foundations of Communication
    CMJR 341 New Media Communication
    CMJR 343 Critical Analysis of Digital Media
    CMJR 480 Video Games, Communication and Culture
    CMJR 480 Gender and FilmTeaching and Research Interests


    Christopher Paul joined Seattle University in 2008 after teaching for three years at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.  His teaching and scholarly work focus on applying tools rooted in rhetorical analysis to elements of new media, especially video games.  

    Christopher published Wordplay and the Discourse of Video Games with Routledge in 2012.

    He has published several pieces of research and commentary available online, including works in:

    Game Studies
    FDG Proceedings
    Games and Culture
    DiGRA Digital Library
    Journal of Virtual Worlds Research: Article 1  and Article 2
    Lecture on Wordplay at ITU-Copenhagen