As an assistant professor of rhetoric and public advocacy in Temple’s Department of Strategic Communication, Del Gandio’s research focuses on the practice and philosophy of social justice and the communication strategies used to achieve social justice—including public speech, social media, civil disobedience and grand scale social movements. As a public intellectual, Del Gandio publishes for both scholarly and public audiences, regularly speaks on college campuses, conducts workshops for activists and community organizers, and has appeared on radio and television. His first book Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for 21st Century Activists (2008) received a first place award by the independent publishing industry. He is currently co-editing a collection of essays for a book entitled Peace Education for Action: Top Ten Strategies for Social Change.
Del Gandio has expertise in the philosophies and communication strategies of public advocacy, political rhetoric, social movements, and grassroots activism and organizing.