I am currently the Associate Director for Academic & Professional Affairs at the National Communication Association.
I am on leave as a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland where I am also an affiliated scholar with the Center for American Politics & Citizenship, an affiliated faculty member with the Department of African-American Studies, an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Political Communication & Civic Leadership, and an affiliated faculty member with the Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies.
In addition, I serve as the co-director of the Political Advertising Resource Center.
I am a graduate of Ripon College and the University of New Mexico, with a Ph.D. from Indiana University and my research has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Critical Studies in Media Communication, the Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, and elsewhere.
I frequently appear as a expert commentator and am consulted by media outlets including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Baltimore Sun, the Christian Science Monitor, Foxnews.com, the New York Times, The Times (London, UK), USA Today, the Washington Post, China Central Television, the BBC, NBC Nightly News, Spiegel TV (Germany), WTOP Radio (Washington, DC), and WNYC (New York, NY).
For my full CV: TPG CV
I may be reached at 301-405-8947 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books I’ve authored, co-authored, or co-edited:
Constructing Clinton: Hyperreality and Presidential Image-Making in Postmodern Politics (Peter Lang, 2002; Recipient ECA Hunt Award).
The Prime-Time Presidency: The West Wing and U.S. Nationalism (U of Illinois Press, 2006).
The Character of Justice: Rhetoric, Law, and Politics in the Supreme Court Confirmation Process (Michigan State UP, 2006; Recipient of the NCA Diamond Anniversary Book Award, the Kohrs-Campbell Prize in Rhetorical Criticism, and the NCA Public Address Division’s Nichols Award).
Public Address & Moral Judgment: Critical Studies in Ethical Tensions (Michigan State UP, 2009; Recipient of the NCA Communication Ethics Division Edited Volume Award, 2010).
Political Communication in the 21st Century (with R. Lance Holbert & Mitchell McKinney), (London: Routledge, forthcoming).