Brent Saindon

Brent Saindon, Davis & Elkins College

Brent Saindon
Interdisciplinary Studies and Communication Program Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Communication
Location: Albert Hall 303
Phone: 304-637-1691

What I Find Rewarding About D&E:

Working with students to improve their oral communication and presentation skills has been very rewarding. Since Davis & Elkins is such a small, family environment, I get the opportunity to work in some capacity with the majority of our students. It is nice to walk around campus and be surrounded with familiar faces whose lives you were able to affect in a positive way. Helping students find their voice and use it with confidence is such an important and essential part of what we are here to do for students at Davis & Elkins College.


  • Ph.D. Communication, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • M.S. Communication, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • B.A. Philosophy, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan.

Teaching Areas: 

  • Public Speaking
  • Argumentation
  • Interviewing
  • Small Group Communication Dynamics
  • Mediated Presentational Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Communication and Culture
  • Public Relations

Research Interests/Professional Activities: 

  • Argumentation
  • Controversy Studies
  • Public Sphere Theory
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Spatial Communication
  • Visual Communication


Brent Saindon's research and scholarly work has recently been featured in several prominent publications such as Contemporary Argumentation and Debate, Controversia, InterCulture, Neo-Americanist, and the Quarterly Journal of Speech.