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Buddy Howell

Buddy Howell, Advanced Instructor

Buddy Howell, Visiting Assistant Professor
Buddy Howell, Advanced Instructor

School of  Communication
141 Shanks Hall
181 Turner Street, NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7163 |

Buddy Howell is an advanced instructor in the School of Communication.

  • Reagan at the Summit: Presidential Public Diplomacy and the Collapse of Soviet Communism (monograph in process for submission to Michigan State University Press).
  • Margaret Thatcher: The ‘Iron Lady’ and ‘Feminization’ of the Cold Warrior
  • PhD, Texas A&M University
  • MA, Baylor University
  • BA, Baylor University
  • The Rhetorical Tradition
  • Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Presidential Rhetoric political communication
  • History & Criticism of American Public Address
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Argumentation & Public Advocacy
  • Public Speaking
  • Persuasion
  • University Sporn Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Subjects, Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research and the Virginia Tech Academy for Teaching Excellence, 2020
  • Leon Geyer Award

Journal Articles

“Continuity & Change in Victory and Concession Speeches: Race, Gender, and Age in the Last Speeches of the 2008 Presidential Election Campaign,” American Behavioral Scientist 55 (June 2011): 765-783.

“Reagan and Reykjavik: Arms Control, SDI, and the Argument from Human Rights,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 11 (October 2008): 389-415.

“Ronald Reagan’s Address at Moscow State University: A Rhetoric of Conciliation and Subversion,” Southern Communication Journal 68 (December 2003): 107-120.

“Ending the 2000 Presidential Election: Gore’s Concession Speech and Bush’s Victory Speech,” American Behavioral Scientist 44 (August 2001): 2314-2330.  (with Dr. Kurt Ritter).

Encyclopedic Entries

“Aristotle” in Lynda Lee Kaid and Christina Holtz-Bacha, ed., Encyclopedia of Political Communication (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008).

Published Book Reviews

Review of Robert C. Rowland and John M. Jones, Reagan at Westminster:  Foreshadowing the End of the Cold War, in Presidential Studies Quarterly 41  (September 2011): 658-660.

Review of Richard J. Jensen, Reagan at Bergen-Belsen and Bitburg, in Rhetoric & Public Affairs 12 (Summer 2009): 334-337.

Review of Mary E. Stuckey, Slipping the Surly Bonds: Reagan’s Challenger Address, in Southern Communication Journal 72 (June 2007): 207-209.

Research in Progress

Reagan at the Summit: Presidential Public Diplomacy, U.S-Soviet Summits, 1985-88, and the Collapse of Soviet Communism (book manuscript in preparation for submission to Rowman & Littlefield press, Lexington Studies in Political Communication).

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