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J. Michael Hogan

J. Michael Hogan

Liberal Arts Research Professor and Director, Center for Democratic Deliberation

211 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-1003

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975
  2. M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977
  3. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983


Research Activities and Interests

I am interested in the character and quality of public deliberation. My specific research interests include political campaigns and social movements, foreign policy debates, presidential rhetoric, and public opinion and polling.

My books include The Panama Canal in American Politics (1986), The Nuclear Freeze Campaign (1994), Rhetoric and Community (1998), Rhetoric and Reform in the Progressive Era (2003), Woodrow Wilson’s Western Tour (2006), and The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address (2010). I have served on the editorial board of the Quarterly Journal of Speech under five different editors, and I currently serve on the editorial board of Rhetoric and Public Affairs.


  • CAS 083S: First-Year Seminar: Political Campaigns in the Age of Television
  • CAS 100H: Effective Speech (Honors)
  • CAS 175: Persuasion and Propaganda
  • CAS 375: Rhetoric and Public Controversy
  • CAS 475: Studies in Public Address
  • CAS 478: Contemporary American Political Rhetoric
  • CAS  500: Seminar in Historical Criticism
  • CAS 503: Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism
  • CAS 504: Seminar in Contemporary Public Address
  • CAS 530: Political Communication and Media

Research Areas

  • Rhetorical Criticism and the History of American Public Address
  • Campaigns and Social Movements
  • Foreign Policy Rhetoric
  • Presidential Rhetoric
  • Public Opinion and Polling


  • Principal Investigator, NEH Challenge Grant for Center for Democratic Deliberation
  • NCA Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Douglas Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award
  • Co-Principal Investigator, NEH Grant for Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project
  • Winans-Wichelns Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address
  • Golden Anniversary Prize Book Award
  • Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award
  • Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

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Department of Communication Arts & Sciences faculty, graduate students, family members, and their dogs posing behind the left field foul pole during "Bark in the Park" night at a State College Spikes minor league baseball game, August 11, 2011.

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