2013: Studies of Identity in the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Robert E. Denton, Jr., Editor (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010) selected as “The Best of Choice e-Collection for African-American Studies.
2012: Appointed to the Board of Visitors, Virginia State University
2011: Communicator-in-Chief: How Barack Obama Used New Media Technology to Win the White House, John Hendricks and Robert E. Denton, Jr., Editors (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010), awarded the 2011 Distinguished Book Award, Applied Communication Division, National Communication Association.
Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices, 8th Edition, by Juddith Trent, Robert Friedenberg, and Robert E. Denton, Jr., Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, in press 2015.
Persuasion and Influence in American Life, 7th Edition. By Gary Woodward and Robert E. Denton, Jr. Prospects Heights: Waveland Press, 2014.
The George W. Bush Presidency: A Rhetorical Perspective, Robert E. Denton, Jr., Editor. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012.
“Religion and the 2004 Presidential Campaign,” by Robert E. Denton, Jr., American Behavioral Scientist (Special Campaign Issue), Vol. 49, No. 1 (September 2005), 11-31.
“Language, Symbols, and Media,” by Robert E. Denton, Jr., Society, Vol. 42, No.1 (Nov/Dec), 2004, 10-18.
“Rhetorical Challenges to the Presidency,” by Robert E. Denton, Jr., Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 2000, 445-459.
“Presidential Communication as Mediated Conversation: Interpersonal Talk as Presidential Discourse,” by Robert E. Denton, Jr. and Rachel L. Holloway, Research in Political Sociology, Vol. VII., 1995, 89-113.
Professor Denton specialized in political communication with a focus on media and politics, political campaigns, and presidential discourse. He is the author, co-author, or editor of 25 books and has written numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, and presented over eighty convention and professional papers. In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Denton remains involved with local media. He has worked in a variety of capacities including as a senior consultant, a political analyst, and as a host. A current political analyst for WBDJ-7 and the Wheeler Broadcasting Group, he has also hosted many of his own programs including "Insight" and "At Issue with Bob Denton" for WBRA-15.
Media & Politics
Founding Director, Rice Center for Leader Development
Department Head, Virginia Tech Department of Communication
W. Thomas Rice Chair, Commonwealth Eminent Scholar