Gavin F. Hurley, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of English and teaches first-year and advanced writing courses. As an active writer, he publishes in academic journals including the Journal of Catholic Higher Education, Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, Horror Studies, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, and the Journal of Communication and Religion. Additionally, he has contributed to numerous scholarly essay collections including: Virtual Dark Tourism: Ghost Roads (Palgrave, 2018), The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel (Lexington, 2015), Approaching Twin Peaks: Critical Essays on the Original Series (McFarland, 2017), and Does Religious Education Matter? (Routledge, 2016). He also continues to write articles on religion and communication for assorted magazines. His book The Playbook of Persuasive Reasoning: Everyday Empowerment and Likeability (Vernon Press, 2018) was released in 2018. He is currently working on his second book.

B.A. in Philosophy, Saint Joseph’s University (PA)

M.A. in Writing Arts, Rowan University (NJ)

Ph.D. in English, University of Rhode Island (RI)