Dr. Cezar Ornatowski, Ph.D.


  • Phone: 619-594-7933
  • Office Location: AH 3126
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 1-3pm

Cezar M. Ornatowski (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1991) is Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University and associate faculty in the Masters' Program in Homeland Security. His research interests include rhetoric and political transformation (esp. in Central/Eastern Europe and South Africa); totalitarian and democratic rhetorics, extremist rhetorics; rhetoric and collective identity, and professional communication. He was Senior Fulbright Research Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academic of Sciences in 1999. He is also Honorary Fellow of the Center for Rhetoric Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His publications include an edited collection Foundations for Teaching Technical Communication: Theory, Practice, and Program Design (Ablex 1997), articles in Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, Iowa Journal of Communication, Relazioni Internazionali, Journal for the Study of Religion, and others, as well as chapters in numerous anthologies.