William Trapani

About the Instructor

  • Dr. William Trapani is an Associate Professor of Communication in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies. He is also the Director of FAU’s Agora Project – a University initiative that aims to restore civility and a respect for academic environments. Since 2013, Dr. Trapani has spoken to over 7,000 people about the need to renew and restore values essential to our American democratic society. As Director of the Agora Project, he has organized and participated in forums, public debates, workshops, lecture series and directed student initiatives to restore civic engagement. Dr. Trapani’s scholarly work melds rhetorical, cultural and visual studies in order to better understand public participation (and its breakdown) in our democracy. His work appears in numerous edited volumes and has appeared in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Advances in the History of Rhetoric, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly (forthcoming). He teaches classes such as Communication and Civic Life, New Media and Civic Discourse and American Multicultural Discourse. He was involved as both a participant and judge in collegiate debate, winning numerous speaking awards and he was selected (5 times) to judge the final round of the National Debate Tournament.

    Lifelong Learning Professorship in Arts and Humanities, 2017-2018

Program(s) presented by William Trapani during current session(s).

TypeNumberInstructorCourse TitleAdd to Cart
4wk F242A William Trapani Good Looking: American Visual Culture
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
One-Time FPL12112 William Trapani Help Me Save the World Before It’s Too Late
Tuesday, December 11: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm