Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre

Welcome to the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre!

We offer communication courses that feature performance activities and emphasize the theory, history, and criticism of rhetorical communication. Our experienced faculty members will help you achieve personal fulfillment, civic engagement, and career success.

In addition to providing public speaking classes for hundreds of St. John's students each semester, we also offer a major in Rhetoric and Public Address and several minor programs of study. 

Department Contacts

Jeremiah Hickey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
718-990-5629
[email protected] 

Michelle Semetis
Department Chair Secretary
St. John Hall, Room 344
718-990-6451
[email protected]