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Braddy, Jon (PhD)

Associate Professor
Department of Communication & Philosophy
Office: RH 0205
Phone: 239-590-7252
Email: jbraddy@fgcu.edu

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy. 2004. Communication. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Master of Arts. 1998. Organizational Communication. Western Kentucky University
Bachelor of Arts. 1995. Political Science. Loyola University Chicago

Specialties

Jon Braddy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University in the United States. Dr. Braddy's main areas of scholarship encompasses psycho-analytic theory and queer theory. He is a fan of French philosophy, particularly Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Lacan. Beyond his scholarly publications, Jon has written and produced documentaries highlighting time-stamps of individual's struggles as they confront change in their current milieu; his reel includes Liberation: One Generation After Apartheid. and Puerto Ricans Ascending; coming in Spring 2020 is his latest documentary titled, Voices Boricuas. Blending his love of cinima with queer theory, he co-authored "Queerness Underground: the Abject, the Normal, and Pleasure in Cruising and Interior.Leather Bar" with Billy Jean Huff (Brill, 2019) and The Ethics of Seduction in Phaedrus (Brill, 2020),

Courses Offered

Public Speaking
Effective Speaking
Queer Theory
Organizational Communication
Principles of Rhetoric and Argumentation
Business and Professional Communication
Interracial/Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Theories of Human Communication
Philosophy of Human Communication
Political Campaign Rhetoric
Issues in Culture and Society
Rhetorical Criticism
Senior Seminar
Persuasion & Propaganda
Intrapersonal Communication
Communication & Negotiation: Strategies and Tactics

Publications

  • Jon Braddy. "Foreword," In Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality: Introducing an Interdisciplinary Field of Research. Phil Shining (editor). Brill Publishers: Leiden. Forthcoming.
  • Jon Braddy, "The Ethics of Seduction in Phaedrus," Something Old, Something Blue: New Essays in the Erotic. Edited by Robert Scott Stewart, Lawrence Buttigieg, Sophia Kanaouti, and Lily Martinez Evangelista. Brill Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Jon Braddy & Billy Huff, "Queerness Underground: The Abject, the Normal, and Pleasure in Cruising and Interior.Leather Bar." In Exploring Erotic Encounters: The Inescapable Entanglement of Tradition, Transcendence and Transgression, Edited by John T. Grider and Dionne Van Reenen. Brill Publications: Leiden, The Netherlands, 2018.
  • Jon Braddy, Voices Boricuas. Documentary. Featuring Win Everham and Marta Ramos. Presented at the Seidler International Film Festival. Florida Gulf Coast University. February 2020 (forthcoming)
    • YouTube: keyword search, Voices Boricuas
      Produced by Florida Gulf Coast University
      Written by Jon Braddy
      Directed by Gunnar Gibson
      Hyperlink forthcoming
      Featuring Win Everham and Marta Ramos
  • Jon Braddy, Puerto Ricans Ascending. Documentary. Featuring Win Everham and Marta Ramos. Presented at the Seidler International Film Festival. Jose Molinelli-Freytas (Respondent). Florida Gulf Coast University. February 20, 2019.
    • YouTube: keyword search, Puerto Ricans Ascending.
      Produced by Florida Gulf Coast University
      Written by Jon Braddy
      Directed by Gunnar Gibson
      Featuring Win Everham and Marta Ramos
  • Jon Braddy, Liberation: One Generation After Apartheid. Documentary. Directed by Gunnar Gibson. Presented at the Seidler International Film Festival, Florida Gulf Coast University, Spring 2018.
    • YouTube: keyword search, Liberation
      Produced by Florida Gulf Coast University
      Written by Jon Braddy
      Directed by Gunnar Gibson

Conference Presentations

  • Braddy, Jon W. (2019). Documenting Conflict and Crisis at the Crossroads of Change, presented at the 89th Conference of Southern States Communication Association, Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Braddy, Jon W. (2017). Critical Pedagogical Innovations in the Intercultural Communications Classroom: Stories of Reflexivity and Praxis. Presented at the 87th conference of the Southern States Communication Association. Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Kauth, John M., & Braddy, Jon (2017). The Constitutive Rhetoric of Daniel Webster’s Reply. Presented at the 87th convention of the Southern States Communication Association, Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Murphy, Patrick & Braddy, Jon. (2017). A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry: I am a Man, No Matter how you Define It. Presented at the 87th convention of the Southern States Communication Association, Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Braddy, Jon, Lee, EunYoung, & Nelson, Chad. (2017). “Race, Religion, and Sex: Critical Pedagogical Innovations in the Classroom.” Conversations. Lucas Center for Faculty Development, Florida Gulf Coast University. Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Braddy, Jon. (2016). A Terror You Have Confidence In: Imperial Race Theory and the Duration of a Dream. Presented at the Communication and Philosophy Undergraduate Student Scholars Conference on Civil Rights. Hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • Braddy, Jon W. (2016). Growing Pains: A Rhetorical Case Study of Patriarchal Power and Feminist Challenges during Organizational Adolescence. At the convening of the Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Braddy, Jon W. (2016). Student-Teacher Eroticism: The Failure of Seduction in Phaedrus. The 10th Global Conference. The Erotic Project. Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Braddy, Jon W., Huff, Billy, & Moore, Robert. Co-Editors. (2016). Sublimation of Sexuality: Exploring the Boundaries of the Erotic, the e-book associated with the 2014 conference, The Erotic: Exploring Critical Issues held in Prague, Czech Republic, November 2014, Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxfordshire. ISBN 978-1-84888-496-0.
  • Braddy, Jon W., & Huff, Billy (2016). “Cruising for a Bruising: Interior.Leather Bar and the Reclamation of Stigma,” in the e-book Sublimations of Sexuality: Exploring the Boundaries of the Erotic Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxfordshire. ISBN 978-1-84888-496-0.
  • Braddy, Jon W., & Huff, Billy (2015). “Queerness Underground: The Abject, the Normal, and Pleasure in Cruising and Interior.Leather Bar” in The Eternity of Eros: Between Space and Non-Space. (ISBN).
  • Braddy, Jon W., & Huff, Kimberly D. (2014). Cruising for a Bruising. Interior.Leather Bar and the Reclamation of Stigma. The 9th Global Conference. The Erotic Project. Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Braddy, Jon W. (2014). The Bugarron is Master: Explaining Romance Tourism Through Lacanian Psycho-analysis, presented at The 12th International conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain.
  • Braddy, Jon W. (2012). The Desire for Emotional Intimacy: An interrogation of three socially constructed reasons for ‘barebacking’ between men who have sex with men. Presented at The 99th Conference of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC.
  • Braddy, Jon W. (2008).  Reactance Theory and Its Potential Implications to Unsafe
  • Sex Practices Between Gay and Bisexual Men.  Presented to the conference of Florida Communication Association.  Orlando, Florida.
  • Braddy, Jon W. (2007).  Attitude Adjustment: The Influence of Communicated Teacher Attitudes on Service Learning Outcomes among Undergraduates.  Presented to the conference of Southern States Communication Association, Savannah, Georgia. 
  • Braddy, Jon W. (2004).  An investigation of how spokesperson accent influences the perceived credibility on the audience with emphasis on homophily.  The Annual Conference of the International Listening Association.  Fort Myers, Florida. 
  • Braddy, Jon W. (2005).  Barebacking and Reactance Theory: A Possible theoretical explanation of the rise of unprotected sex among gay and bisexual men.  Presented to the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Boston, Massachusetts. 
  • Braddy, Jon W. (2003). Why don’t you write me back? Hyper-immediate communication in the online classroom. Presented to the annual conference of the National Communication Association. Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Jon Braddy, Documenting Conflict and Crisis at the Crossroads of Change, at the 89th Annual Convention of the Southern States Communication Association. Montgomery, Alabama. April, 2019.
  • Caitlin Stuaring & Jon Braddy. Cultivating Fear. Explores the role social media has in cultivating attitudes and behaviors: notably regarding fear messages such as sex trafficking and assault. Presented at the Southern States Communication Association’s Conference, Montgomery, Alabama, Spring 2019.
  • Luke Autera & Jon Braddy, The Lyrics of Patriarchy: Crosswords between Expressed Art and Camouflaged Misogyny. A critical analysis using feminist theory in uncovering dominance and subversion in music videos. Presented at the Southern States Communication Association’s Conference, Montgomery, Alabama, Spring 2019.
  • Joshua Evans & Jon Braddy. All Art is Propaganda. WISER Research Grant. Office of Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship. $1,100. Spring 2019. Fort Myers, Florida.

Grants & Awards

  • Jon Braddy, Win Everham, & Marta Ramos, Voices Boricuas. Communities in Transition Grant. Office of Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship. Florida Gulf Coast University. $36,000. Fall 2018. Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Jon Braddy, Win Everham, & Marta Ramos, Puerto Ricans Ascending. Communities in Transition Grant. Office of Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship. Florida Gulf Coast University. $15,000. Fall 2017. Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Jon Braddy & Gunnar Gibson, Liberation. Student/Faculty Undergraduate Scholarly Collaboration Fellowship. Florida Gulf Coast University. $17,000. Summer 2017. Fort Myers, Florida. 
  • Jon Braddy & Gunnar Gibson, Liberation. Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship Award, Florida Gulf Coast University. $600. Spring 2017.
  • Jon Braddy, Stories of Reflexivity and Praxis, Faculty Travel Award to Enhance Higher Education Pedagogy. Lucas Center for Faculty Development. $500. Fall, 2016.
  • Jon Braddy & John Kauth, Webster’s Reply. Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship Award, Florida Gulf Coast University. $500. Spring 2017.
  • Jon Braddy & Patrick Murphy. A Battle Cry. Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship Award, Florida Gulf Coast University. $500. Spring 2017.
  • Jon Braddy. Professional Development Grant. Faculty Senate. Florida Gulf Coast University. $500. Spring 2005.
  • Jon Braddy, Falling Upward. Innovative Assignment Design Grant. Office of Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship. Florida Gulf Coast University. $1,500. Fall 2018. Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Jon Braddy, Four Thresholds, Professional Development Enhancement Award. Faculty Senate. $1,000. Fall 2018. Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Caitlin Stuaring & Jon Braddy. Cultivating Fear. USSA min-grant. Office of Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship. $500. Spring 2019. Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Luke Autera & Jon Braddy. The Lyrics of Patriarchy. USSA min-grant. Office of Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship. $500. Spring 2019. Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Jon Braddy & Corey Kane. Jamming Signals, Jumbled Signs. SAGE/Seidler Award. The Center for Environmental & Sustainability Education. $500. Fall 2019. Fort Myers, Florida
  • Jon Braddy & Corey Kane. Jamming Signals, Jumbled Signs. USSA min-grant. Office of Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship. $655. Spring 2019. Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Jon Braddy, Puerto Ricans Ascending. Faculty Pedagogy Grant. The Lucas Center. Florida Gulf Coast University, $1,500. Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Jon Braddy, Puerto Ricans Ascending. USSSA Mini-Grant. Office of Undergraduate Studies and Scholarship. $500. Fort Myers, Florida.