Paul Siegel, a Professor of Communication, teaches courses in communication law, communication theory, introduction to media, and language and communication. Dr. Siegel's scholarly writing is mostly in the area of communication law, where he has staked out a claim by writing one of the leading textbooks in the field. He is also author of dozens of law review articles and book chapters in the area, and editor of a book on Justice Clarence Thomas.
Dr. Siegel received his B.A. from the University of New Mexico, his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Besides being a cat enthusiast, Professor Siegel is an avid theatre goer, attending scores of plays and play readings each year, not only in Connecticut and New York, but also at nationally known annual events such as the Humana Festival in Louisville and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. He sometimes writes theatre reviews for the Connecticut Life newspapers.
A behind-the-scenes activist and administrator, Dr. Siegel has been on the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union for decades, and is a member of the executive council of the Text and Academic Authors Association, which he will serve as president from 2008 to 2010.
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