Kevin Marinelli (Ph.D., University of Georgia) is a rhetorical theorist and critic whose work centers on contemporary public discourse. Before coming to MIT, he taught and directed the Speaking Center at Davidson College. He is the immediate past chair of the Rhetoric and Public Address Division of the Southern States Communication Association. In addition to teaching courses in WRAP, he devotes time to teaching and facilitating public dialogue. He has published scholarly essays on issues including embodied rhetoric, social protest, and public memory. He is currently exploring the relationship between rhetoric and morality, specifically as it centers on the ethics of care.