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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
- 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
“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).
“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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