P.O. Box 7066
Davidson, NC 28035-7066
Andrew Leslie teaches at Salem College as well as at Davidson. He received his PhD in Communication Studies from Northwestern University. His undergraduate B.A. in History and Economics is from the University of Virginia. Andrew's academic interests include the intersection of communication with social theory, such as in the rhetoric of risk. He teaches a seminar in law and rhetoric, focusing on arguments and interpretations of the U.S. Constitution, particularly concerning the development of a constitutional right to privacy. He also teaches the Sociology of New Media. Language and the philosophy of communication are among his other academic interests.
Andrew has been a professional storyteller for more than 20 years, performing folk and fairy tales, and original stories, in venues across the country from festivals to coffee houses to carriage rides in Winston-Salem's revitalized downtown. He has taught courses in storytelling performance, oral literature, and the psychology of fairy tales. He was storyteller-in-residence at Wake Forest University Press's Irish Festival for ten years. Andrew co-founded the nationally-renowned Wild Onion Storytelling Festival in Chicago, which ran from 1990 to 1999. He now lives in an old house in Winston-Salem with several dogs.