Brook Irving

Visiting Assistant Professor

Address: Robert Scott Small, Room 129

Brook Irving joined the College of Charleston as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2018. She teaches courses in public speaking, argumentation, and rhetorical theory.

Dr. Irving received her PhD in Communication with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Public Advocacy from the University of Iowa in 2015. Brook attended Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA for her Master’s Degree and University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA for her Bachelor’s Degree, all in Communication Studies. Dr. Irving’s research interests are focused on communication issues related to urbanism, revitalization, and community planning. She has received awards from the Rhetoric Society of America and the National Communication Association for her conference submissions related to this research.

Brook has lived in the Charleston area on-and-off for the last 11 years where her husband is the chef-owner of two successful gastropubs. In their spare time they enjoy tasting the culinary delights of the area and exploring the rich history of the city.


Ph.D., Communication Studies | University of Iowa
M.A., Communication Studies | Georgia State University
B.A., Communication Studies | University of Puget Sound

Research Interests

  • urbanism
  • revitalization
  • community planning