jarman 102H, Elliott Hall
(316) 978-6075

Ph.D. in Communication Studies, 1998, University of Kansas
M.A. in Communiation Studies, 1995, University of Kansas
B.S. in Political Science, 1993, Southwest Missouri State University

Dr. Jarman is the director of the Elliott School of Communication. He teaches courses in the strategic communication emphasis area, including Comm 535 (Communication Analysis and Criticism), 313 (Argumentation and Advocacy), and various 660 seminars in political and legal communication.

His primary research interest is in the influence of political information on the creation of an informed public sphere, including topics such as evidence, argumentation, political debates, and fact checking. Since 1999, Dr. Jarman has authored the annual overview of the new high school debate topic used by thousands of high school debaters around the nation. Dr. Jarman serves as a litigation consultant where he supports trial attorneys with case strategy, witness preparation, community attitude surveys, and mock trial research.

Jarman is the former director of the Wichita State's competitive debate team.

Jarman grew up in Wichita and enjoys living in his home town. He is married to Jan, an attorney for the City of Wichita. They have two daughters. 

Classes Taught:
COMM 430 Communication Research
COMM 535 Communication Analysis & Criticism
COMM 660A/860N Political Communication
COMM 660 BC, Communication and Persuasion in the Courtroom
COMM 801 Introduction to Research Methods
COMM 803 Empirical/Quantitative Research Methodology in Communication