Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1981
Dr. RON LEE, PROFESSOR, studies contemporary American political discourse. His research deals with the rhetorical construction of presidential legacies, the discourses of poverty, the mythical use of American place in national politics, the evolving standards of journalistic coverage of religion, and the use of race in post-civil-rights era political discourse.
Lee, R., & Lee, K. (2011). Race, racism, and presumption. In R. Rowland (Ed.), Reasoned argument and social change (pp. 600-608). Washington, DC: National Communication Association.
Morin, A., & Lee, R. (2010). Constitutive discourse of Turkish nationalism: Ataturk's Nutuk and the rhetorical construction of the “Turkish People.” Communication Studies, 61, 485-506.
Lee, R., & Morin, A. (2009). Using the 2008 presidential election to think about “playing the race card." Communication Studies, 60, 376-391.
- COMM 830: Political Communication
- COMM 911A: Classical Rhetorical Theory
- COMM 911B: Modern Rhetorical Theory
- COMM 953: Seminar in Political Communication
- COMM 981: Critical Research Design