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Ray Quiel

Assistant Professor of Communication

Ray Quiel 123 Quirk




  • PhD Coursework - Wayne State University
  • MA - Eastern Michigan University
  • BS - Eastern Michigan University


Professional Associations/Memberships

  • National Communication Association
  • National Forensic Association
  • American Forensic Association
  • Interstate Oratorical Association
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Forensic Association
  • Michigan Speech Coaches, Inc

Representative Courses Taught

  • Course specialization Rhetoric and Argumentation and Debate
  • Various communication courses ranging from Foundations of Speech to Theory of Speech Criticism



Ray Quiel is nationally recognized expert in forensic arts and forensic pedagogy. He is also an award-winning Teacher, inductee into the Forensic Hall of Fame (EMU), Emeritus Director of Forensics, and a Distinguished Service Award Winner. At EMU since 1973. 

His research focuses on the power of metaphor, especially the enduring influence of equine metaphors.

He is a consummate generalist with an irenical worldview.