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Gary Woodward

Department: Communication Studies

Gary Woodward has degrees in communication and rhetorical theory from California State University at Sacramento and the University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D. 1972).  A native of Colorado, he has taught in England as well as in the United States, and has undertaken research supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the LBJ and JFK Libraries, and The College of New Jersey. In addition to reviews, articles and commentaries, Woodward is the author of Center Stage: Media and the Staging of American Politics (Roman and Littlefield, 2007), The Idea of Identification (State University of New York Press, 2003), Perspectives on American Political Media (Allyn and Bacon, 1997), Persuasive Encounters: Case Studies in Constructive Confrontation (Praeger, 1991), and co-author (with Robert E. Denton, Jr.) of Political Communication in America, Third Edition (Praeger,1999), and Persuasion and Influence in American Life, Sixth Edition (Waveland, 2008).  His most recent book is The Perfect Response: Studies of the Rhetorical Personality (Lexington Books, 2010).  For information about the book see   He is currently working on a book entitled “Fantasizing Motives:  Attributing Intentions in Human Affairs”

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Phone: 609-771-2330



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