David Henry

David Henry, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Communication Studies


Professor Henry (Ph.D., Indiana University) teaches courses in political communication, rhetorical theory and criticism, persuasion, and argumentation. He is past editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech (2005-07) and the Western Journal of Communication (2000-02), and he served as executive director of the Rhetoric Society of America (2003-08). His research is in the critical analysis of political speech, with emphasis on presidential rhetoric, social movements, and nuclear culture.