Dr. Vasile Stanescu

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Director of Speech and Debate


  • B.A., University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.A., University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.A., Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Stanford University


Dr. Vasile Stanescu serves as assistant professor and director of the program in Speech and Debate. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in the program of Modern Thought and Literature. He serves as co-senior editor of the Critical Animal Studies book series published by Brill/Rodopi Press.

When not teaching, Dr. Stanescu loves learning new magic tricks, perfecting new cooking recipes, and hanging out with the wonderful people who make up his department. His areas of interest include: Rhetoric, Cultural Studies, Continental Philosophy, Critical Animal Studies, Posthumanism, and Environmental Rhetoric.

Contact Dr. Vasile Stanescu

(478) 301-2976