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Faculty Profile - Read Mercer Schuchardt

Read Mercer Schuchardt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

On Faculty since 2007
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Dr. Schuchardt's interests include media ecology, international travel, soccer, reading, writing, aeronautics, film, cooking, kayaking, and scale model building.

New York University
Ph.D., Media Ecology, 2005

New York University
M.A., Media Ecology, 1997

Swarthmore College
B.A., English Literature, 1993

  • Media Studies
  • Media Literacy
  • Media Culture and Religion
  • Cultural Effects of Social Media
  • Jacques Ellul
  • Iconography
  • Millennials
  • Millennials and Media
  • Meaning-Making Systems
  • The Protestant Reformation
  • Media Ecology Association
  • National Communications Association
  • International Jacques Ellul Society

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Read Mercer Schuchardt is an Associate Professor of Communication at Wheaton College, where he teaches courses in public speaking, media ecology, media effects, media and composition and journalism. Dr. Schuchardt’s interests include media ecology, international travel, soccer, reading, writing, aeronautics, film, cooking, kayaking, and scale model building. He is the founder of Metaphilm and his most recent book is entitled You Do Not Talk About Fight Club: I Am Jack’s Completely Unauthorized Essay Collection...

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Was McLuhan's Biology the Medium of His Message?
Media Ecology Association 12th Annual Conference Edmonton, AB

Digital Media and Ellul’s Global Concentration Camp
National Communication Association conference San Francisco, CA

How to Leave the Catholic Church Using Only Your iPhone and The Disappearance of Women
Media Ecology Association 10th annual conference St. Louis, MO

Chapel Messages

2009 Faculty Series

Web/New Media

Founder/Publisher of Metaphilm

  • Public Speaking (COMM 101)
  • Journalism (COMM 215)
    Media Studies (COMM 243)
  • Media, Culture, and Religion (COMM 341)
  • Iconomy: Media Change and Corporate Branding (COMM 444)
  • Jacques Ellul (COMM 480)
  • Media Effects (Comm 493)
  • Media, Medievals, & Modernity (Germany/Switzerland Summer Tour, COMM 340)
  • Research & Composition (ENGW 104)

"Swoosh!"Mirror on America: Short Essays and Images from Popular Culture
Eds. Joan T. Mims & Elizabeth M. Nollen., New York: St. Martin’s Press. 4th Edition. 2009.

"How The Cell Phone Changed the World and Made 24",24 and Philosophy
Eds. Jennifer Hart Weed, Richard Davis & Ronald Weed., Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. 2008.