Todd Frobish

Dr. Todd Frobish

Professor and Chair

Dr. Todd S. Frobish has been teaching at Fayetteville State University since 2003, and Chair of the Department of Communication, Languages, and Cultures since 2010.

He received his BA in Communication Studies at University of Florida, his MA in Speech Communication from University of Louisiana at Monroe, and his PhD in Speech Communication from The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Frobish also has experience in communications/speech consulting. His research interests include rhetoric and public address, computer-mediated communication, communication and technology, and credibility studies. He is a Past President of the American Communication Association. 


2015 AASCU-CEAIE China Studies Institute Fellow.
2011 UNC Board of Governors' Excellence in Teaching Award
2007-08 Teacher of the Year, Fayetteville State University
2006 Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, Hungary


SPEE200 - Intro to Public Speaking
COMM250 - Presentation Technologies
COMM275 - Crisis Communication
COMM311 - Public Speaking
COMM365 - Speechwriting
COMM410 - Argumentation and Debate
COMM490 - Communication Research


Frobish, T., and Baker, A. (2013, August). Techno-Politics: Presidential Rhetoric and the   American Technological Mythology. Covenant Journal of Communication, 1, 56-74.

Griffiths, H., and Frobish, T. (2013, July). Virtual Deviance: Swinging and Swapping in an Online Network. Journal of Deviant Behavior, 34, 875-894.  

Frobish, T. (2012). On Pixels, Perceptions, and Personae: Toward a Model of Online Ethos. In Apostel, S., and Folk, M. Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.  

Frobish, T. (2007). (Ed.). Crises in American Oratory: A History of Rhetorical Inadequacy. Dubuque, IO: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Frobish, T. (2006, March). The Virtual Vatican: A Case Study Regarding Online Ethos. Journal of Communication and Religion, 29, 38-69.  

Frobish, T. (2005, Jan-Dec). The Role of Ethos in Rhetorical Conversion: The Case of Ernst Jünger and Auf den Marmorklippen. International Journal of Communication, 15, 245-271.