Communication Studies

Pollock, Rachel

Faculty & Staff

Rachel Pollock Headshot

Rachel Pollock

Assistant Professor of Communication
Director of Forensics
137 Caldwell Hall
Phone Number
Research Interests
-Storytelling & Narrative
-Reader's Theater
-Public Speaking Pedagogy
-Writing for Performance
-Bilingual performance and debate
M.A., Speech Communication, Miami University
Zertifikat des deutschen Studierens Heidelberg University, Germany
B.A., German & Communication/Theatre Arts, Heidelberg College

Rachel Pollock has served as Director of Forensics (Intercollegiate Public Speaking, Performance and Debate) and Assistant Professor of Communication since 2005. Published in pedagogical journals, Pollock’s (2006, 2009) Storytelling Workshop and oral history research qualified her for grants to study storytelling at the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee and the StoryCorps archive of the American Folklife Center at the U.S. Library of Congress. Pollock’s original play “Is: On the Edge of Deaf America” premiered at Muskingum University in 2012. Rachel Pollock currently serves as resident playwright for the international Fringe theater troupe: iF (imagination Faith) and Artistic Director of BiGFiSH Folklife. BiGFiSH Folklife in partnership with the Village of New Concord and Muskingum University hosted the inaugural Storytelling Festival in New Concord in September 2018.

Back to top