Professor, Department of Interactive Media and Department of Communication
Caterpillar Global Communication Center 315
Edward Lee Lamoureux received a B.A. from CSU, Long Beach (Speech, 1975), an M.A. from WSU, Pullman (Speech Communication, 1980), and a Ph.D. from the U of Oregon, Eugene (Rhetoric and Communication, 1985). He came to Bradley (in the Department of Communication) in 1985. Ed teaches IM 450: Intellectual Property Law and New Media; IM 355: Theories, Concepts, and Practices in Interactive Media; and IM 450/CFA 314: Privacy in the Connected US. His research experiences and interests include ethnography/field research, rhetoric, religious communication, conversation, teaching and learning in virtual worlds, and non-linear writing. His publications include books on IP law, privacy/surveillance, and numerous journal articles and book reviews (primarily about rhetoric and communication). Ed's creative production includes audio production and web work as well as communication training via digital embellishments. Lamoureux was on the committee that established the Multimedia Program at Bradley, serving as Interim Director/Director of the Program for 3 years. Lamoureux was the editor of the Journal of Communication and Religion (Religious Communication Association) for two consecutive 3 year terms, 1998-2003, and now serves on its editorial board. A member of the President's Committee for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, founders of the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He taught the first online course at Bradley (by more than two years) and taught the first Bradley course(s) in virtual worlds (as Professor Beliveau in Second Life). He is a singer/songwriter who sometimes appears at local venues. Ed is married (since 1981) to Cheryl; they have 4 adult children (Alexander, Samantha, Kate, and Nicole).