Barry Eckhouse


Education

  • Ph.D. (PBK) University of California, Berkeley, Rhetoric, 1978.
  • M.A. University of California, Berkeley, Rhetoric, 1974.
  • A.B. University of California, Berkeley, English, 1972.
  • Languages: French, Italian, Latin


Teaching Experience

  • June 1995-present: Professor, Graduate Business Programs, Saint Mary's College of California.
  • 1989-1995: Associate Professor, Graduate Business Programs, Saint Mary's College of California.
  • 1983-1988: Lecturer and Teacher, Special Programs, Schools of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1978-1983: Lecturer, Joint Appointment in the Schools of Business Administration and the Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley.


Awards, Grants, & Funded Projects

  • Professor of the Year, Saint Mary's College of California. For a description, please see Digital Education Leader Melds Hands-On Learning and Virtual Reality
  • Carnegie Foundation Scholar, 1999-2000. Member of the first cohort of CASTL Higher-Education Scholars. For more information, see Carnegie Scholars.
  • Baker Honorarium: 1994, Graduate School of Business, Harvard University. Funds provided as part of an invitation to spend one week in presentations and discussion with faculty in the Management Communications program. Funds provided to complement the Alumni-Faculty Fellowship Grant below.
  • Citation for Teaching Excellence, 1986: The Business Administration 6.00+ Club, Schools of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley. This is a Dean's honor, based on student appraisal of outstanding teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Citation for Teaching Excellence, 1985: The Business Administration 6.00+ Club, Schools of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
  • Citation for Teaching Excellence, 1986: The Business Administration 6.00+ Club, Schools of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley. This is a Dean's honor, based on student appraisal of outstanding teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Citation for Teaching Excellence, 1985: The Business Administration 6.00+ Club, Schools of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley.
  • The Haas Competition, 1979: Funding from Levi-Strauss provided to create a mock congressional hearing similar to moot court in law schools. I designed and conducted the written portion of the competition from 1979 to 1983.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of California: Twelve awards were made within U.C. campuses during academic year 1979-80. Award honored doctoral research conducted between 1974 and 1978.


Presentations, Conference Papers, Journal & Academic Press Reviews

  • Digital Literacy and Proficiency in Professional Education. Presentation invited by Edelman Digital for the 2012 Academic Summit at Stanford University. June 20, 2012. For more information about this conference, see Academic Summit 2012.
  • Digital Literacy and Proficiency in the EMBA, presented at the second EMBA Technology Conference, San Francisco, California, April 9 and 10, 2012. See EMBA Tech and "Chaired Sessions" for more information.
  • Insead's Use of Second Life, presented at the second EMBA Technology Conference, San Francisco, California, April 9 and 10, 2012. See EMBA Tech and "Chaired Sessions" for more information.
  • Online Delivery and the Future of the EMBA, presentation delivered to the Directors' Forum at the national meeting of the EMBA Council in Vancouver, Canada. One of two speakers the Council invited to present at this forum. October 24, 2010.
  • Literacy and Proficiency in the Digital Workplace, paper presented presented at the EMBA Council national meeting in Vancouver, Canada, with Albert Maggio, Kaiser Permanente's National Director of Professional Development. October 26, 2010.
  • Web 2.0 Applications in Professional Business Education. Paper accepted for presentation at the Educause National Conference in Anaheim, California on October 13, 2010.
  • New Media Content and Proficiency Initiatives in Blended Learning, accepted for presentation at the New Media Consortium's National Conference in Los Angeles, California. June 10, 2010
  • Digital Literacy and Proficiency at the Workplace, presented at the first annual EMBA Technology Conference, San Francisco, California, April 4, 2010. See "Chaired Sessions" for more information.
  • Online Delivery and Competitive Advantage. Presentation given to the visiting administration and faculty of the Cole's College EMBA Program. March 9, 2010 at Saint Mary's College of California.
  • Open-Source Technologies, Web 2.0 Models and EMBA Education. Presentation for the Executive MBA Council at its 2009 National Meeting. Monday, October 19, 2009. San Diego, California.
  • Online Delivery and Virtual Environments. Presentation given to the visiting administration and faculty of the Drucker School, Claremont University, May 8, 2008 at Saint Mary's College of California.
  • Emerging Technologies in Distance Learning: Saint Mary’s Hybrid EMBA. Presentation for the Executive MBA Council at its 2008 Western Regional Meeting. February 25, 2008, Berkeley.
  • “Joomla!” Means Community: A Decentralized Approach to Instructional Design. Paper accepted for presentation at the Educause Western Regional Conference in San Francisco, May 2008
  • Open-Source Content Management: The Example of Joomla! A Case Study of how an open-source PHP-MySQL-Based CMS has been used to develop a Professional MBA Program. Paper accepted for presentation at the Campus Technology Conference in San Francisco, December 11, 2007.
  • Now Hear This: Digital Voice Files and Screen Recordings as Student Commentary, Delivered at Educause Western Regional Conference in San Francisco, May 2007.
  • Assessing Voice-Enabled Commentary on Written Student Work, paper co-authored with Rebecca Carroll and delivered at the Association for Business Communication 71st Annual Meeting in San Antonio Texas, October 26, 2006.
  • Multimedia Assessment of a Great Books Program, paper delivered at the 2006 Educause Western Regional Conference in San Francisco, CA. April 25, 2006.
  • Manuscript Review, Oxford University Press. Solicited by Shiwani Srivastava, editor in the academic press division. Review completed and submitted on January 27, 2005.
  • Journal review of “Globalizing Aristotle’s Rhetoric,” solicited by Jenny Gilsdorf, Editor, Journal of Business Communication. Review completed and submitted on September 8, 2003.
  • Carnegie Foundation, Menlo Park, California, 2001 "Determining Curricular Content in the Field of Management Communication: A Year Later, delivered in the second-session meeting of the first cohort of Carnegie Foundation Pew Scholars.
  • Carnegie Foundation, Menlo Park, California, 2000 "Determining Curricular Content in the Field of Management Communication, delivered as part of the first cohort of Carnegie Foundation Pew Scholars.
  • Regional Colloquium, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California, 1998 "Entry-Level Assessment and Management Communication," presentation delivered at the Fifth Annual California Colloquium on Management Communication, Saint Mary's College of California, May 30 and June 1, 1996. Presentation given during the research roundtable session.
  • Regional Colloquium, Saint Mary's College of California, 1997 "Uses of Rich Media in Teaching Management Communication," presentation delivered at the Fourth Annual California Colloquium on Management Communication, Saint Mary's College of California, May 30 and June 1, 1996. Presentation given during the research roundtable session.
  • Regional Colloquium, Saint Mary's College of California, 1996 "The Uses of the Internet in Graduate Management Education," presentation delivered at the Second Annual California Colloquium on Management Communication, Saint Mary's College of California, May 30 and June 1, 1996. Presentation given during the research roundtable session.
  • Invited Presentation: Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 1995 "Argument and Leadership," a presentation and discussion delivered to faculty and graduate-student instructors in the Business School's Management Communication Program, October 24, 1995.
  • Regional Colloquium, Saint Mary's College of California, 1995 "Parsing Makes Perfect: The Promise of Computer-Assisted Text Editors," presentation delivered at the Second Annual California Colloquium on Management Communication, Saint Mary's College of California, May 6 1995. Presentation given during the research roundtable session.
  • Regional Colloquium, Saint Mary's College of California, 1995 "Management, Literature, and Film: A Proposal for an MBA Elective," presentation delivered at the Second Annual California Colloquium on Management Communication, Saint Mary's College of California, May 6, 1995. Presentation given during the session on pedagogy.
  • Invited Presentation, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, 1995 "The Role of Argument in Contemporary Business," presentation delivered to national account executives in the Business Marketing Group of Pacific Gas & Electric, in San Ramon, California, January 20, 1995.
  • National Conference, San Diego, 1994 "The Uses of Toulmin: Applications in Ethics, Critical Thinking, and Argumentation," an introductory panel presentation at the 1994 National Meeting of the Association of Business Communication, in San Diego, California, November 3, 1994.
  • National Conference, San Diego, 1994 "Prooflines and the Presentation of An Argument." Third presentation of the three-part panel described above. National Meeting of the Association of Business Communication, in San Diego, California, November 3, 1994.
  • Invited Presentation, Harvard University, 1994 "Blending Rhetoric and Logic: An Approach to Identifying Circularity in the Enthymeme," delivered as a single-session lecture and seminar to members of the Management Communication Group at the Graduate School of Business, Harvard University, September 22, 1994.
  • Invited Presentation, Harvard University, 1994 "Developing Data: Rhetorical Invention and the Topics of Inquiry," delivered as a single-session lecture and seminar to members of the Management Communication Group at the Graduate School of Business, Harvard University, September 20, 1994.
  • Invited Presentation, Stanford University, 1994 "Argument and Formula: The Executive Summary," presented to students and faculty of the Management Communication Program at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, May 16, 1994.
  • Regional Colloquium, Saint Mary's College of California, 1994 "Ethical Argument and Fallacies of Reasoning," draft delivered at the first annual Northern California Colloquium on Management Communication, Saint Mary's College of California, May 7, 1994. Presentation given during the research roundtable session mentioned above.
  • Regional Colloquium, Saint Mary's College of California, 1994 "Rhetoric, Liberal Arts, and Executive Education: Teaching Management Communication at Saint Mary's College," delivered at the first annual Northern California Colloquium on Management Communication, Saint Mary's College of California, May 7, 1994.
  • Regional Conference, Redondo Beach, California, 1994 "Teaching Writing as a Competitive Activity," delivered at Regional West Conference, Association for Business Communication, Redondo Beach, California, April 14-16, 1994.
  • Invited Presentation, Harvard University, 1993 "Competitive Writing & Argumentation in Business," delivered as a two-session lecture and seminar to members of the Management Communication Group at the Graduate School of Business, Harvard University, November 1 & 5, 1993.
  • National Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1993 "Managing by Argument: Improved Models for Business Practice," delivered at the 1993 National Meeting of the Business Communication Association, October 29, 1993, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • National Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1993 "Rhetoric and Competition: How the Market Shapes the Message," delivered at the 1993 National Meeting of the Business Communication Association, October 29, 1993, in Montreal, Quebec Canada.
  • Regional Conference, San Francisco, California, 1993 "Rhetoric & Competitive Service: Redesigning the Architectural Interview," delivered at the 1993 regional meeting of the Association of Business Communication, March 25, 1993, in San Francisco, California.
  • Regional Conference, San Francisco, California, 1993 "The Study of Argument in Executive Business Education," delivered at the 1993 regional meeting of the Association of Business Communication, March 26, 1993. in San Francisco, California.
  • National Conference, Claremont College, 1989 "Rhetoric and Philosophy: The Example of Hume," delivered at the 1989 meeting of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast in the session on "Rhetorical Approaches to Literature." July 19, 1989, Claremont College, California. Paper nominated for publication in Pacific Coast Philology.
  • Invited Presentation, Harvard Business School Press, 1987 "The State of Trade and Academic Publications in Management," delivered to members of the Harvard Business School Press, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; December 9, 1987.
  • Invited Presentation, Harvard Business School, 1987 Argumentation in Management," delivered to faculty of Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: December 9, 1987.
  • Invited Presentation, University of California, Berkeley, 1986 "Advanced Argumentation: From Aristotle's Enthymeme to Steven Toulmin's Proofline," delivered to faculty and students of the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Subject A, at the University of California, Berkeley; October 20, 1986.
  • Invited Presentation, Regional Chapter Meeting, 1985 "Text Revision and Internal Audit," delivered to the Sacramento Chapter of the International Institute of Internal Auditors; October 22, 1985.
  • Invited Presentation, Regional Chapter Meeting, 1985 "Communications and Internal Audit, delivered to the San Jose Chapter of the International Institute of Internal Auditors; October 2, 1985.
  • Invited Presentation, University of California, Berkeley, 1980 "The Presentation of Technical Research at Academic Conferences," delivered to an assembly of graduate students and faculty, College of Natural Resources, Forest Products Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. January 15, 1980.
  • Commencement Address, Graduate Business Programs, 1991 "Involuntary Conversions and Right-sized Companies: Euphemisms in the Language of Business," delivered as the commencement address. Graduate Business Programs, Saint Mary's College of California, April 7, 1991.
  • Commencement Address, Graduate Business Programs, 1984 "Why Johnny, Our Area Vice President, Can't Write," delivered as the commencement address. Graduate Business Programs, Saint Mary's College, April 15, 1984.


Chaired Sessions, Panel Presentations

  • EMBA Technology Conference, San Francisco California. April 9 and 10, 2012.I created, and chaired the first and second offerings of this national event. The full program for 2012 is available at www.embatech.com/program 2012.pdf.
  • EMBA Technology Conference, San Francisco California. April 2 and 3, 2010.I created, and chaired this first offering. The full program is available at www.embatech.com/program 2010.pdf.
  • Regional Colloquium, Saint Mary's College of California, 1996 Third Annual California Colloquium on Management Communication, Saint Mary's College of California, May 30 & June 1, 1996. Director of the colloquium: I conceived of, developed, and chaired this colloquium, which involved the participation of representatives from nine colleges.
  • Regional Colloquium, Saint Mary's College of California, 1995 Second Annual California Colloquium on Management Communication, Saint Mary's College of California, May 5 & 6, 1995.
  • Invited Presentation, Saint Mary's College, 1995 Saturday Morning at Saint Mary's College, 1995 "Stand and Deliver: You and Q & A," presented jointly with Professor Rebecca Carroll, Department of Communications. April 9, 1995.
  • National Conference, San Diego, 1994 Association of Business Communication, National Conference, San Diego, California, November 3, 1994. Panel Chair, "The Uses of Toulmin: Applications in Ethics, Critical Thinking, and Argumentation."
  • Invited Panel Discussion, Harvard University, 1994 "Problems in the Teaching of Enthymeme-Based Argument," a panel discussion with members of the Management Communication Group at the Graduate School of Business, Harvard University, September 22, 1994.
  • Regional Colloquium, Saint Mary's College of California, 1994 Northern California Colloquium on Management Communication, Saint Mary's College of California, May 7, 1994. Chair of the colloquium.
  • Invited Presentation, Saint Mary's College, 1994 Saturday Morning at Saint Mary's College, 1994 "What Your Social Style Reveals About Your Approach to Communication," presented jointly with Professor Rebecca Carroll, Department of Communications. April 9, 1994.
  • Regional Conference, Redondo Beach, California, 1994 Association for Business Communication, Regional West Conference, Redondo Beach, California, April 14-17, 1994. Panel participant, "Look What the Fax Dragged in: the Question of Ethics in an International Startup.
  • Regional Conference, Redondo Beach, California, 1994 Association for Business Communication, Regional West Conference, Redondo Beach, California, April 14-17, 1994. Chair, general session.
  • National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992 Association for Business Communication, 57th annual meeting, November 4-7, 1992, New Orleans. Session E8: "Technological Advances in the Workplace."
  • National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992 Association for Business Communication, 57th annual meeting, November 4-7, 1992, New Orleans. Session 15: "Technology's Impact on the Curriculum."
  • Interviews: I have been interviewed about management communications by writers from the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, Bechtel News, and the Graduate Business Profile

Books & Articles

  • Carroll, Rebecca, and Eckhouse, Barry, "Voice Assessment of Student Work: Recent Studies and Emerging Technologies." Currently under review at Business Communication Quarterly
  • Origens of the Specious: Sources of Faulty Reasoning (forthcoming).
  • Competitive Communication: Rhetoric and Modern Business, Oxford University Press: Revised Third Edition, October 2000.
  • Competitive Communication: Classical Rhetoric for Modern Business McGraw-Hill: 1995.
  • Competitive Writing: Argument & Persuasion in Modern Business. McGraw-Hill: 1993.
Authoring in Rich and Multiple Media
  • MySQL/PHP Web System: http://www.seba-aacsb.net. This site support document exchange and review for faculty in the School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College, as it attempts to secure AACSB accreditation. Site launched November 2007.
  • MySQL/PHP Web System: http://www.collegiateseminar.org. This site supports the Collegiate Seminar’s video assessment and has collected data from over three hundred entering freshman at Saint Mary’s College of California. Site launched May 2006 and closed May 2008.
  • MySQL/PHP Web System: http://www.queertheoryclass.org. This site supports a new course within Women’s Studies and enables the rich-media contributions of students enrolled. With Professor Jose Fieto (Psychology) Saint Mary’s College of California. Site launched May 2006.
  • CSS Website: http://www.facultytechnology.org. This site provides documentation for the faculty-development efforts of the Faculty Center for the Advancement of Technology at Saint Mary’s College of California. Launched October 2006.
  • MySQL/PHP Web System: http://www.smcmba.com. This site supports the work of a dozen faculty and over a hundred students through threaded discussion-boards, document storage and retrieval, and rich-media integration. Site launched October 2006.
    Multimedia Assessment of a Great Books Program, a project produced in both CD and online form. Project served as the basis for 2005 presentation at Educause Conference (see presentations for details)
    CD-ROM, Entry-Level Assessment and Course Content. This is a multiple-media  PSD (Portable Scholarship Disk) representing my work as a Pew Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation, 1999-2000.
  • CD-ROM, Rhetor's Review. This is a five-session voice-annotated demonstration of editorial technique at the workplace. California Colloquium on Management Communication: An Annotated Bibliography Colloquium on Management Communication. Editor & contributor. October 1995.
  •  "Grammar Checkers Promise Better Writing, Improved Readability," electronically published on the Ziff-Davis Web site August 11, 1995. "Programmed Parsing: The Promise of Electronic Editing," Completed and delivered at the 1993 regional meeting of the Association of Business Communication, March 25, 1993.

Other

  • Traffic Impact Studies and Environmental Impact Reports: A Writer's Guide. A guide for the composition of reports and studies within the field of transportation engineering. Drafted for the firm of Fehr & Peers Associates, a transportation engineering firm in Lafayette, California. November 1992.
  • The Anchorage Daily News and Pacific Telecom, Inc.: A Rhetorical Analysis of Journalistic Coverage from June 23, 1989 to September 28, 1989. A stylistic and argumentative analysis of the Anchorage Daily News' coverage of Pacific Telecom's attempt to purchase the largest publicly held utility in the United States. January 1991.
  • "The Business of Writing." Article published in Teaching at Berkeley, Number 19, Fall 1986. Article explained the creation of the Berkeley Business School's programs in management communication and the approach to improving the writing skills of its Ph.D., MBA, and undergraduate students.
  • "The Communications Consultant in Management: Evaluation and Selection." Review requested by and distributed to Businessweek’s Human Resources 100, an organization representing the 100 largest corporations by size in the United States, November 1985.

Consulting and Editorial Projects

  • Reviewer: West Educational Publishing, Thousand Oaks, California. Serve as a reviewer for books on management communications and for computer software used to supplement texts in communications, started December 1994.
  • Reviewer: California Management Review. University of California, Berkeley. Served as review editor for articles on business communications. Responsible for evaluation and co-determination of acceptable articles according to the current quality of research and specific editorial policy, fall 1981 - summer 1989.
  • Consultation: MBT Associates. MBT is a well regarded San Francisco-based architectural firm with design experience that includes the Stanford Medical Center (Beckman), Chevron Park, Berkeley Life Sciences, and other large-scale projects. I conducted an analysis of their interview/presentation strategies and worked with the members of their executive committee to prepare their presenters to implement a new approach to the interview. December 1989.
  • Consultation: Reference Software, Inc. Industry analyst and software advisor on Reference Software's Beta Test of Grammatik III. the industry's top selling computer-assisted style analyzer, March 1988.
  • Reviewer: Prentice-Hall College Book Division, Business Education. Responsible for review of business writing texts, started November 27, 1987.
  • Chief Editor: Guide to Public Debt Financing In California. Sponsored by Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc., and published by Packard Press, Financial Publications Division, September 1987.
  • Consultation: Bank of Canton. Retained by the Chairman of the Board, the Bank of Canton, to serve on a panel of specialists charged with selecting a new corporate logo as part of a corporate public image campaign. This logo has now been adopted, October 1986.
  • Consultation: Bechtel Power Corporation. In conjunction with the Department of Professional Development, I designed and conducted a series of programs which coordinated the efforts of writers engaged in team projects formulating policy on compensation, benefits, recruiting, and affirmative action, October 1986.
  • Editor: "Biomedical Engineering: An Organizational Philosophy." Editorial and organizational direction provided to Mr. Gailord Gordon, General Manager. Regional Biomedical Engineering, Kaiser-Permanente, May 1985.
  • Consultation: International Institute of Internal Auditors, San Jose Chapter. I designed and conducted several programs in which I taught auditors how to prepare persuasive reports in internal audit. The programs were sponsored by the San Jose Chapter and held as chapter publics at SRI International. Representatives from over fifty firms attended, August 1985.
  • Editorial and Academic Advisor: High Schools and the Changing Workplace: The Employer's View.-Report of the Panel on Secondary Education for the Changing Workplace. National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine. Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. (National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1984.) I served as editorial and academic advisor to an industry panel member representing the engineering industry.
  • Reviewer: Glencoe-Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc., Encino, California. Responsible for the ongoing review of a series of texts and teaching aids on professional communications, started January 1983.
  • Consultation: University of California, Systemwide Administration. At the direction of Earl F. Chiet, Dean of Berkeley's Schools of Business Administration, I designed and conducted writing programs for the Systemwide offices of Internal Audit, Finance, and Business. This program eventually served Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. June and July 1983.
College Service (Selected)

Chair, Rank and Tenure Committee
Chair, Faculty Technology Committee
Chair, Ed.D. Feasibility Steering Committee, School of Educationrs
President, SMC Chapter, American Association of University Professors
Committee on Writing Across the Curriculum, English Department
Liberal Arts Task Force on Education and Technology
Editorial Committee, Spectrum, Department of English

 

We are all of us preachers in private or public capacities. We have no sooner uttered words than we have given impulse to other people to look at the world, or some small part of it, in our way. Thus caught up in a great web of inter- communication and interinfluence, we speak as rhetoricians affecting one another for good or ill.

- Richard Weaver
Visions of Order