Cezar M. Ornatowski (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1991) is Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University and associate faculty in the Master of Science program in Homeland Security in the College of Science at SDSU. His research interests include political rhetoric, rhetoric and political transformation (esp. in Central/Eastern Europe and South Africa); totalitarian and democratic rhetorics, extremist rhetorics; visual rhetoric, strategic communication, rhetoric and security, and professional communication. His over 50 publications include co-edited anthologies Foundations for Teaching Technical Communication: Theory, Practice, and Program Design (Ablex 1997) and Rhetorics of 1989: Rhetorical Archaeologies of Political Transition (2015), articles in Advances in the History of Rhetoric, African Yearbook of Rhetoric (South Africa), Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, Iowa Journal of Communication, Res Rhetorica (Poland), Relazioni Internazionali (Italy), Journal for the Study of Religion (South Africa), and other journals, as well as chapters in numerous anthologies. He was Senior Fulbright Research Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academic of Sciences in 1999 and Honorary Associate of the Center for Rhetoric Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (1996-2001). He has also been named “Distinguished Fellow of the Collegium of Eminent Scientists of Polish Origin and Ancestry” by the Kosciuszko Foundation.