Associate Professor of Rhetoric
PHD, 2002, Univ Oklahoma; MA, 1996, Northrn Illinois Univ; BA, 1994, Northrn Illinois Univ
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 InterestsPolitical Communication, Argumentation, Intercultural Communication.
Research InterestsPolitical Advertising
Recent Courses Taught
|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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