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Philip Dalton

Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric


Degrees

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


Bio

Philip Dalton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric, focuses on political communication, argumentation, and public controversy in his teaching and research. His research is devoted to finding ways by which public engagement and open debate can effectuate legitimate and effective government. Professor Dalton has published three books, including Swing Voting: Understanding Late Deciders in Late Modernity (Hampton: 2007), Coarseness in U.S. Public Discourse with Eric Kramer, Ph.D. of the University of Oklahoma (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 2012) and Public Policy Argumentation and Debate: A Practical Guide to Advocacy with John Butler Ph.D. (Peter Lang: 2015). His most recent work examines issues of identity/recognition and public murals in the United States.


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 004 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION Undergraduate
RHET 007 (CP) PUBLIC SPEAKING Undergraduate
RHET 014F (CP)COMMUNICATION & 2018 ELECT Undergraduate
RHET 055 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION Undergraduate
RHET 107 (CP) ARGUMENTATION & DEBATE Undergraduate
RHET 150 INDEPENDENT STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
RHET 199 DEPARTMENTAL HONORS Undergraduate
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