Hart, Roderick P. (1945—)

Roderick P. Hart (born February 17, 1945) is an important scholar in the areas of political language, media and politics, presidential studies and rhetorical analysis. He has authored 12 books, received numerous teaching awards, created a theoretically grounded computer program designed to analyze language patterns (DICTION), founded the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation, and serves as dean of the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.

Hart received a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts and an MA and PhD in speech communication from the Pennsylvania State University. While at Penn State, Hart studied under rhetorician Carroll Arnold and was named a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. After graduating from Penn State, Hart joined the faculty at Purdue University, where he served ...

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