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Northwestern School of Communication

Rick Incorvati

Professor of Instruction/Undergraduate Academic Advisor
I am currently assisting in the development of an SoC curriculum for the Summer Academic Workshop, a bridge program offered by Student Affairs for students from underrepresented communities. I am also researching rhetorical responses to polarization, misinformation and moments of crisis.

Area(s) of Expertise

Communication Skills, Misinformation and Fake News, Social Activism and Impact
Rick Incorvati

Rick Incorvati advises undergraduate students majoring in Communication Studies. His focus in his one-on-one meetings is helping students discern their personal and professional ambitions, and then assisting in the development of actionable plans to achieve those aims. He has experience navigating the requirements of additional majors, internships, and study abroad opportunities, and he is also dedicated to the smooth transition of transfer students, assuring that they are fully prepared to take advantage of the resources available to them at Northwestern. As an educator, writing development is a longstanding commitment, and he has a particular interest in the forms of composition that have the potential to promote public awareness and foster the conditions for social change.

Rick is the founder of an LGBTQ+ advocacy nonprofit, and he has published essays on the representation of queer men and women in the 18th and 19th centuries.


  • PhD, English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MA, English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BS, Business Administration, John Carroll University


  • Rhetoric, Writing and Social Justice (COMM ST 295-20)
  • Rhetoric/Dramatic: Strategic Responses to Crisis (CMN 101-0-3)