Profile

David L. Jamison, J.D.
Interim Dean, School of Communications and Information Systems (School of Communications and Information Systems)
Professor of Communication (Communication)
Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs (Academic Affairs)
jamison@rmu.edu
412-397-6225 phone (M)
412-397-3851 fax
Patrick Henry 211


Educational Background

  • J.D. (Cum Laude), University of Michigan Law School, 1969
  • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), Muskingum College, 1965
  • M.A. , Communication, University of Michigan, 1967

Professional Background

  • 2008 - Present: Provost, Robert Morris University
  • 2002 - 2008: Dean, School of Communications & Information Systems, Robert Morris University
  • 2002 - Present: Professor of Communication, Robert Morris University
  • 1969 - 1972: Foreign Service Officer, United States Information Agency
  • 1987 - 2002: Adjunct Faculty, University of Akron Law School
  • 1997 - 2002: Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  • 1972 - 2002: Faculty, Department of Communication, University of Akron

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Mass Media & Journalism Law
  • Intercultural Communication
  • First Amendment Jurisprudence

Publications

  • Books:
    • David Jamison (with Alan Hart). English translation of Michel Meyer's Of Problematology (University of Chicago 1995)
    • Tedford, Makay and Jamison (eds): Perspectives on Freedom of Speech (Southern Illinois University Press 1987) 
  • Academic Papers Venues:
    • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Speech Communication Association
    • University of Missouri Conference on Missouri ex rel Gaines v Holland
    • SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research)
    • Central States Communication Association
    • Pennsylvania Communication Association
    • Communication Association of Ohio

     

     

     
  • Representative Articles:
    •  "Michel Meyer's Philosophy of Problematology: Toward a New Theory of Argument," Argumentation 5, 1991, 57-68.
    • (With James L. Golden): "Meyer's Theory of Problematology," Questioning Exchange 1988, Vol. 2, No. 2 pp 149-163.
    • "State Constitutional Guarantees and Free Speech," Free Speech Newsletter 1986, No. 59, pp 9-14.
    • "Guarding Religious freedom: the Supreme Court Confronts a Basic Cultural Elaboration," Ohio Speech Journal 1981, Vol. 19, pp 106-119.
    • "Lipp v Procunier: A Test Case for Free Expression of Religious Ideas," Free Speech Newsletter 1981, No. 50, pp 13-20.
    • "Parliamentary Confidentiality and Free Speech: A Legal View," Free Speech Yearbook 1977, pp 33-45.