Robert R. Boller

Dr. Robert Boller

Robert Boller (Assistant Professor) received his doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from the University of San Francisco in 2005. At the University of California at Santa Barbara, Dr. Boller earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications (1995) and his master’s degree was from the UH Manoa Speech department (1998).

His dissertation entitled “The appropriation of political identity in Iraq: A critical hermeneutic inquiry” was based on his field research in the middle east where Dr. Boller studied Iraqis voting in their first democratic election.   His master thesis was titled; “Schemata as Moderators of the Reciprocity of Issue-Sensitive Self-Disclosures Between Parents and Adolescents”- a study focused on the communication of sensitive topics in families.

Dr. Boller has taught many courses, including Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Political Communication, Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, Elements of Oral Communication, Introduction to Human Communication, Argumentation and Debate.  He is also an experienced Forensics coach, professional speaker, and leadership consultant.



Ed.D. in Education (University of San Francisco, 2005)
M.A. in Speech (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 1998)
B. A. in Communications (University of California at Santa Barbara, 1995)


Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

    • COMG 251: Principles of Effective Public Speaking
    • COMG 353: Argumentation and Debate
    • COMG 361: Leadership Skills
    • COMG 364: Persuasion
    • COMG 381: Interpersonal Communication
    • COMG 385: Intercultural Communication



Office: George Hall 317
Phone: 808.956.3324
Fax: 808.956.3947