John Caputo, PhD
Walter S.J. Ong Scholar
Dr. John Caputo is Professor in the Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and the Walter Ong S.J. Scholar. He founded the MA Program in 2004. Dr. Caputo earned his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center. He has been teaching communication courses for more than 30 years and has appeared on radio and television news and discussion programs. His areas of expertise include communication theory, intercultural and interpersonal communication, and media and social values. He is the author of seven books: Effective Communication Handbook; Communicating Effectively: Linking Thought with Expression; Dimensions of Communication; Interpersonal Communication: Competency Through Critical Reasoning, which was co- authored with Bud Hazel and Colleen McMahon; Public Speaking Handbook: A Liberal Arts Perspective with Bud Hazel; McDonaldization Revisited: Critical Essays on Consumer Culture which he co-edited with Mark Alfino and Robin Wynyard for Praeger Press and his newest book, Effective Communication. John Caputo has written more than 25 articles in professional journals, been honored as a Visiting Scholar In-Residence at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England. Dr. Caputo Directs the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Project, a cultural immersion multi-media program in Italy each summer. He has been honored with Master Teacher Awards by the Western States Communication Association and the University of Texas at Austin and has received an Exemplary Faculty Award from Gonzaga University.