Dr. James Herrick

The Guy VanderJagt Professor of Communication
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Dr. Herrick started teaching at Hope in 1984, and was chair of the communication department between 1993 and 2002. He has held the Guy VanderJagt Chair of Communication since 2001.


Dr. Herrick's areas of expertise include:

  • History and theory of rhetoric
  • Argumentation
  • New spiritual movements
  • Rhetoric of technology


  • Ph.D., communication arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1986
  • M.A., rhetoric, University of California, Davis, 1979
  • B.A., speech communication, California State University, Fresno, 1976


  • Favorite Faculty Award, Hope College, student body vote, October 2007
  • John and Ruth Reed Faculty Achievement Award, Hope College, January 2007
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin, 1984
  • Communication Arts Teaching Award for Graduate Students, University of Wisconsin, 1982
  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellow, May 1982

Published Work

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Dr. James Herrick

Phone Number616.395.7593

Martha Miller Center-Room 125 257 Columbia Avenue Holland, MI 49423-3615
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