John Theobald

John Theobald Portrait

Position Title
Continuing Lecturer

368 Kerr


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Speech Communication, UT Austin
  • M.A., Speech Communication, SDSU, 1985
  • B.A., Political Science, UCLA, 1980


John Theobald has taught more than 250 courses since the 1990–91 academic year. He has studied many aspects of media and public communication and is a former television news writer and commentator for various news organizations.


John Theobald's course subjects include communication campaigns, globalization, and news policies and practices. He teaches first-year seminars on the National Football League, the California wine industry, energy and water issues, public land use, and tourism.