Bryan Crable is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Villanova University, and the Founding Director of Villanova’s Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. (a dual degree in Philosophy and Communication) at Purdue University, where he was the first Beering Presidential Scholar and Fellow in the Liberal Arts. Dr. Crable is the author of the newly-published work, Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: At the Roots of the Racial Divide (University of Virginia Press, 2012), a book included in the Mellon Foundation’s American Literatures Initiative. He is also editor of the forthcoming collection Transcendence by Perspective: Kenneth Burke, Social Conflict, Social Change (Parlor Press). In addition to scholarly chapters and reviews, his essays have appeared in leading rhetoric and communication journals, including The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric Review, Argumentation & Advocacy, Human Studies, Communication Quarterly, and Western Journal of Communication.