Allwyn Tellis

Allwyn Tellis’s research and teaching interests include rhetoric and persuasion, legal debate, professional communication, and the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on politics and culture. Tellis has a BA in history and sociology, a law degree from the University of Bombay, an MS in corporate and professional communication, and a PhD in rhetorical studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a visiting instructor in the rhetoric department of Wabash College, Indiana, from 2005 to 2006, and in the English Language Institute of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 2008 to 2009. Tellis teaches courses in public speaking, composition, persuasion, argumentation, legal debate, and rhetorical criticism.


PhD Rhetorical Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS Corporate and Professional Communication, Radford University
LLB K.C. Law College, University of Bombay, India
BA Indian History and Sociology, St. Xavier’s College, University of Bombay, India


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