Hyde Selected for Communication Ethics Chair

Wake Forest University has named Michael J. Hyde as University Distinguished Chair in Communication Ethics and Professor of Communication.

Hyde joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1994 as J. Tylee Wilson Chair in Business Ethics and Professor of Communication. He will give up that chair to accept his new position.

Hyde has taught at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and Northwestern University. During his tenure at Northwestern, he was appointed the Van Zelst Research Professor in communication and was a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence.

He is the author of numerous articles and critical reviews appearing in various scholarly journals and texts and is the editor of Communication Philosophy and the Technological Age. His forthcoming books include “Communication, Rhetoric, and the Euthanasia Debate” and “Rhetoric and Hermeneutics in Our Time.” He is also the co-writer and producer of two documentary films on communication issues in medical ethics.

He earned his doctorate at Purdue University.

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