Professor, Department of Interactive Media and Department of Communication
Edward Lee Lamoureux received a B.A. from California State University Long Beach (Speech, 1975), an M.A. from Washington State University (Speech Communication, 1980), and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon (Rhetoric and Communication,1985). He came to Bradley (in the Department of Communication) in 1985. Ed teaches IM 250: Introduction to New Media Theory; IM 350: Intellectual Property Law and New Media; IM 450: Issues in New Media Theory, especially, Privacy; COM 303: Rhetorical Perspectives in Organizational Communication; and CFA 101-02: The Entrepreneurial Mindset in Communications and Fine Arts. His research interests include ethnography, rhetoric, religious communication, conversation, and teaching and learning in virtual worlds. Ed's creative production has included audio production and web work as well as communication training via digital embellishments. Lamoureux was on the committee that first established the Multimedia Program at Bradley and served as Interim Director and Director of the Multimedia Program for 3 years (after its founding Director, Howard Goldbaum). Lamoureux served as the editor of the Journal of Communication and Religion (sponsored by the Religious Communication Association ) for two consecutive 3 year terms, 1998-2003. Lamoureux is a member of the President's Committee for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a group that is in the process of establishing the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bradley. He taught the first online course at Bradley (by more than two years) and taught the first Bradley course(s) in virtual worlds. Ed is Professor Beliveau in Second Life. He is a singer/songwriter appearing at local venues, and in Second Life, where he performs as "the Professor."