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Rick Incorvati
Professor of Instruction
Communication Studies

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’s own research explores the representation of same-gender loving people in the British Romantic era, and he has published essays on Walter Scott’s fictional depiction of queer men and on the expressions of romantic friendship between women in eighteenth-century poetry. He is also the founder of an LGBTQ+ advocacy nonprofit.


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