About COM

Tammy R. Vigil

Tammy VigilAssistant Professor, Communication

Dr. Vigil earned her Ph.D in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas in 2000, specializing in rhetorical studies, political communication and media effects. Dr. Vigil currently teaches the “The World of Communication,” an introductory course for incoming freshmen, and has taught communication theory, communication research methods, oral presentation, and contemporary mass communication at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her own research focuses on rhetorical analysis of political communication and popular culture. Dr. Vigil is a co-author of the book The Third Agenda in U.S. Presidential Debates (2009) and is a past winner of the National Communication Association’s Wrage-Baskerville Award for her analysis of an FDR campaign speech.


BA, Augustana College
MA, University of Kansas
PhD, University of Kansas


Email: tvigil@bu.edu
Office: Room 305, 704 Commonwealth Ave.