Dr. Livia Bornigia Dr. Livia Bornigia Tenured Associate Professor of Communication; Chair, Communication

Dr. Livia Bornigia’s teaching areas include public speaking, persuasion, and rhetorical theory and propaganda. She is also a professional actor and director.


  • Master of Arts - Communication - University of Houston (1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Communication - University of St. Thomas (1990)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Propaganda/History of Broadcasting - University of Leicester

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