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Philip Dalton

Associate Professor of Rhetoric


Degrees

PHD, 2002, Univ Oklahoma; MA, 1996, Northrn Illinois Univ; BA, 1994, Northrn Illinois Univ


Bio

Philip Dalton, Associate Professor, Department of Rhetoric (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma), teaches courses in political communication, argumentation, and research methods. His research focuses on public participation and public discourse. His most recent book, a textbook titled Public Policy Argumentation and Debate: A Practical Guide (Peter Lang Publishing, co-authored with Dr. John Butler), was published in February 2015. He also co- authored Coarseness in American Public Communication with Dr. Eric Kramer of the University of Oklahoma (Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012), which focuses on the causes and effects of coarse public communication.

His peer-reviewed articles include “Third-Party ‘Hatchet’ Ads: An Exploratory Content Study Comparing Third-Party and Candidate Spots from the 2004 Presidential Election”(2011, Atlantic Journal of Communication, co-authored with Dr. Charlton McIlwain of NYU) and “Getting Clipped: Denial and Masculinity Politics in the 2002 US Senate Race in Montana” (2010, Western Journal of Communication, co-authored with Dr. John Butler). Both examine political advertising in our contemporary democracy. Other publications include his books Communication, Comparative Cultures, and Civilizations (Hampton Press, 2008) and Swing Voting: Understanding Late-Deciders in Late-Modernity (Hampton Press, 2005).


Teaching Interests

Political Communication, Argumentation, Intercultural Communication.

Research Interests

Political Advertising

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
PPPS 150A PERSPECTIVES ON 2016 ELECTN Undergraduate
RHET 001 (CP) ORAL COMMUNICATION Undergraduate
RHET 007 (CP) PUBLIC SPEAKING Undergraduate
RHET 107 (CP) ARGUMENTATION & DEBATE Undergraduate
RHET 150 INDEPENDENT STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
RHET 197 SENIOR SEMINAR Undergraduate
RHET 199 DEPARTMENTAL HONORS Undergraduate
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