Macek publishes essay, article and review on importance of academic freedom

Apr 15, 2015

Steve Macek, North Central College professor of speech communication and program coordinator of urban and suburban studies, recently had an essay, an article and a review published in separate publications.

He edited and wrote the introductory essay, titled “The Perilous State of Academic Freedom in the Twenty-First Century,” for a special forum section on academic freedom that was published in the journal, First Amendment Studies. The forum grew out of a roundtable discussion Macek organized at the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago in fall 2014. Click here to read the text.

Macek also wrote an article promoting the forum on academic freedom, which appeared in the April 2015 edition of the National Communication Association’s online magazine, Communication Currents. Click here to read the article.   

In addition, his review of “Varieties of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution” (University of Chicago Press, 2014) by Stanley Fish has been published in the Spring 2015 issue of Illinois Academe, the newsletter for the American Association of University Professors.

Click here to view Macek’s faculty profile.