SUU Professor Kevin Stein will present as this year’s Distinguished Faculty Lecturer in the second presentation of the fall Convocations series on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. Stein, a communication professor, will discuss his theory of antapologia surrounding the public apologies of shamed public figures.
The presentation, titled “Always Having to Say You’re Sorry: A Comprehensive Content Analysis of the Public Apologies of Global Leaders, Organizations and Celebrities During the Past Century,” is multi-media presentation with a variety of video and audio illustrations. Stein has analyzed a variety of these situations in order to examine the larger patterns occurring with this unique type of rhetoric.
Stein will also address the implications of this line of research for academics, professionals and individual citizens who also find themselves confronted with apologetic situations in their interpersonal relationships.
Stein has been an employee at SUU since August 2005 and has taught several different topics within the Department of Communication, including qualitative applications for communication research, intercultural communication and political communication.
An SUU undergraduate alumnus, Stein earned his B.S. in communication before he received a master’s degree in communication from Idaho State University and then a doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, also in communication.
As part of the SUU Convocation lecture series, the annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture is open to the public and is free. The lecture will be held in SUU’s Auditorium on the northeast corner of campus.