Bruce Hyde (academic)

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R. Bruce Hyde
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Born (1941-09-14)September 14, 1941
Dallas, Texas
Died October 13, 2015(2015-10-13) (aged 74)
Cause of death Throat cancer
Occupation Professor emeritus, actor, director

R. Bruce Hyde (September 14, 1941 – October 13, 2015) was an American educator and actor. He was professor emeritus of communication studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. His academic work has mainly focused on ontology, specifically ontological approach to education, [1] Martin Heidegger’s contribution to communication studies,[2][3] and the study of ontological rhetoric.[4]

During his acting career Hyde played Lt. Kevin Riley in the original Star Trek series, having appeared in two episodes, "The Naked Time" and "The Conscience of the King".[5]

He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010 and successfully fought it off in 2011. However, it recurred in January 2015 and he died on October 13, 2015.[6]

Education[edit]

Hyde attended Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Dallas, Texas. He earned his BA at Northwestern University in 1963, his MS at the University of North Texas in 1984, and his PhD at the University of Southern California in 1990.

Career[edit]

After completing his undergraduate degree, Hyde spent several years as a professional actor, including appearances on Broadway and network television. He also served as Artistic Director for Theatre L’Homme Dieu, St. Cloud State's former summer theatre in Alexandria, Minnesota. Hyde was a member of the Actors' Equity Association. After being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010 and surviving into remission, he retired from acting. The cancer returned and he retired from his position in the Department of Communication Studies at St. Cloud State University.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hyde, R. Bruce and Drew Kopp. 2013. Connecting Philosophy and Communication: A Heideggerian Analysis of the Ontological Rhetoric of Werner Erhard. Submitted to the Philosophy of Communication Division National Communication Association Conference Washington D.C., November 21-24.
  • Hyde, R. Bruce. 1995. "An Ontological Approach to Education". ERIC. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  • Hyde, R. Bruce. 1994. "Listening Authentically: A Heideggerian Perspective on Interpersonal Communication." In Interpretive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication, edited by Kathryn Carter and Mick Presnell. State University of New York Press. ISBN 0-7914-1847-2
  • Hyde, R. Bruce. 1991. The Ontological Rhetoric of Werner Erhard. Presentation at the Alta Conference. Alta: Utah.
  • Hyde, R. Bruce. 1991. Speaking Being: Ontological Rhetoric as Transformation Technology. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, and in an earlier version, at the annual meeting of the Association for Integrative Studies, St. Paul, 1991.
  • Hyde, R. Bruce. 1991. Saying the Clearing: A Heideggerian Analysis of the Ontological Rhetoric of Werner Erhard. Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School University of Southern California. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy (Communication Arts and Sciences. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
  • Hyde, R. Bruce. 1989. The Transformation Technology of Werner Erhard: A New Language Game for Being. Paper presented at the annual Speech Communication Association conference. San Francisco: Speech Communication Association.

Filmography[edit]

  • Star Trek the Experience: The Klingon Encounter (1998) (uncredited) ... as Himself
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
    • episode "The Christmas Present" ... as Floorwalker
  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Vacation Playhouse
    • episode "Frank Merriwell" ... as Binkie Stubbs
  • Dr. Kildare
    • episode "The Taste of Crow" ... as Dr. Jeff Brenner
    • episode "What Happened to All the Sunshine and Roses?" ... as Dr. Jeff Brenner
    • episode "A Patient Lost" ... as Dr. Jeff Brenner
    • episode "The Encroachment" ... as Dr. Jeff Brenner
  • The Trials of O'Brien
    • episode "The Trouble with Archie" ... as Malcolm
  • That Girl (1966)
    • episode "Beware of Actors Bearing Gifts" as Hobart (an insecure young actor who tries to buy friends with his wealth)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hyde, R. Bruce. "An Ontological Approach to Education". ERIC. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Hyde, R. Bruce. "Listening Authentically: A Heideggerian Perspective on Interpersonal Communication". In Interpretive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication, edited by Kathryn Carter and Mick Presnell. State University of New York Press, 1994. ISBN 0-7914-1847-2
  3. ^ Hyde, Bruce and Drew Kopp. 2013. Connecting Philosophy and Communication: A Heideggerian Analysis of the Ontological Rhetoric of Werner Erhard. Philosophy of Communication Division National Communication Association Conference Washington D.C., November 21-24.
  4. ^ Hyde, R. Bruce. 1991. Saying the Clearing: A Heideggerian Analysis of the Ontological Rhetoric of Werner Erhard. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
  5. ^ Kompas, Kate (December 6, 2014). "SCSU prof recalls 'Trek' role, 'long, strange' journey". St. Cloud Times (St. Cloud, Minnesota). Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  6. ^ "Former SCSU prof, 'Star Trek' actor Hyde dies at 74". St. Cloud Times. 15 October 2015. 

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