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Jeffrey J . Maciejewski, PhD

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Jeffrey Maciejewski

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College of Arts and Sciences
Computer Science, Design, Journalism
Journalism
HCCA - Hitchcock Center for Communication Art

Jeffrey J . Maciejewski, PhD

Professor

Jeffrey Maciejewski earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he has taught at Creighton University since 1999. His research interests include media ethics, virtue ethics, human nature, and persuasion. Dr. Maciejewski is a member of the Society for Christian Ethics and the Religious Communication Association, and he is a reviewer for the peer-reviewed journal Rhetoric Review. He resides in Omaha with his wife Lisa and their two children, Casey and Sophia. A native of Milwaukee, he is a dedicated Green Bay Packers fan.

Research Focus

Dr. Maciejewski explores human nature and how our nature as human beings is expressed in our need to communicate and in communication practice itself.

Department

Computer Science, Design and Journalism

Position

Professor

Books

  • Lexington Books: A Division of Rowman and Littlefield
    Thomas Aquinas On Persuasion: Action, Ends, and Natural Rhetoric 2013
  • Clashing views in media and society
    Natural law and the right to know in a democracy, p. 216-229 2008

Articles

  • Peter Lang
    “Communication Ethics: St. Thomas Aquinas” in Ronald C. Arnett, Annette M. Holba, and Susan Mancino (eds.), An Encyclopedia of Communication Ethics 2016
  • America
    Whom do you follow? Christian life in the age of Facebook and Twitter
    212, p. 16-18 2015
  • Advances in the History of Rhetoric
    Revisiting human nature: A Thomistic rationale for the necessity of rhetoric
    14, p. 191-206 2011
  • Heythrop Journal
    Natural rhetoric and the praxis of understanding
    51, p. 363-376 2010
  • Heythrop Journal
    Persuasive reasoning and defective action
    51, p. 246-267 2010
  • Vera Lex
    Persuasive reasoning and the praxis of virtue
    10, p. 197-234 2010
  • Heythrop Journal
    On the purposes and ends of natural rhetoric
    50, p. 361-379 2009
  • Philosophy and Rhetoric
    Justice as a nexus of natural law and rhetoric
    41, p. 72-93 2008
  • Journal of Mass Media Ethics
    Commentary 4: Are in-text ads deceptive?
    22, p. 359-361 2007
  • International Journal of the Humanities
    Natural law as an ethic for postmodern rhetoric
    3, p. 103-110 2006
  • Journal of Business Ethics
    Reason as a nexus of natural law and rhetoric
    59, p. 247-257 2005
  • Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising
    From bikinis to basal cell carcinoma: Advertising practitioners' moral assessments of advertising content
    27, p. 107-115 2005
  • Journal of Mass Media Ethics
    Natural law and the right to know in a democracy
    20, p. 121-138 2005

Publications

  • Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association
    Natural law, natural rhetoric and rhetorical perversions
    79, p. 173-188 2006

Editing and Reviews

  • Journal of Mass Media Ethics
    Overcoming bias: A journalist's guide to culture and context
    28, p. 74-76 2013

Presentations

  • "Virtues Gone Virtual: Revisiting the Virtues in A Digital World," Presented at THEOCOM16, Santa Clara University 2016
  • “Advertising Ethics and Forgivable Sins,” presented to the American Advertising Federation Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska 2015
  • "Who Are We? Identity and Authenticity in a Digital World," presented at Kripke Center for Religion and Society Religion and Identity Symposium, Creighton University 2015
  • “We’re in a Soup Line: Classroom Community FOR Community Through a Student Ad Agency,” panel on “Communication and the Classroom: Building COMMunity in Contexts.” Presented at the 98th National Communication Association Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida 2012
  • “Justice as a Nexus of Natural Law and Rhetoric,” presented at the 92nd National Communication Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas 2006
  • “Natural Law, Natural Rhetoric and Rhetorical Perversions,” presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana 2005
  • “Natural Law as an Ethic for Postmodern Rhetoric,” presented at the Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom 2005
  • “Generation Y’s Ethical Judgments of Sexual and Fear Appeals in Print Advertising,” presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Miami Beach, Florida 2002

Awards

  • Teacher of the Week
    Theta Eta Chapter, Delta Zeta,
    Theta Eta Chapter, Delta Zeta,
  • Creighton University Faculty Summer Research Fellowship
    Faculty
    Creighton University Faculty Summer Research Fellowship. Awarded by the Graduate School, Creighton University (June 17-August 19, 2013).
    Graduate School, Creighton University
    Summer Research Fellowship
  • Creighton University Faculty Summer Research Fellowship.
    Faculty Summer Research Fellowship.
    Creighton University Faculty Summer Research Fellowship. Awarded by the Graduate School, Creighton University (June 6-August 12, 2005).
    Graduate School, Creighton University
    Creighton University Faculty Summer Research Fellowship.