PraschHeadShot-webAssistant Professor Dr. Allison Prasch is one of three new faculty to join the Department of Communication Studies this fall semester. Dr. Prasch is a Minnesota transplant – along with her partner, Jason, and their son, Oliver (age 2 ½), but her connection to Colorado State University goes back decades. “My grandfather came to CSU on the GI bill after serving as a U.S. Marine in the Korean War, earning his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1960 and even teaching equine medicine for several years before teaching at the University of Nairobi in Kenya,” Prasch told us in a recent interview. A scholar of U.S. presidential speeches, Prasch is particularly interested in how presidents invoke the place or location of their speech act as a means of rhetorical invention and, in so doing, advance a particular view of the world and the United States’ role in it. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Prasch.