Department of Communication Studies Faculty

Professor John Kares Smith

E-mail: JohnKares.Smith@oswego.edu

Office: 14 Lanigan Hall

Office extension: (315) 312-3519



Office Hours:

MWF:  3:00-5:00pm.  Unless meetings are scheduled; I will not be in on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Fall 2015 Schedule:
COM 210 890: MWF 9:10 am-10:05 am - 107 Mahar
COM 340 800: MWF 10:20 am-11:15 am - 108 Mahar
COM 340 810: MWF 11:30 am-12:215 pm - 108 Mahar
COM 360 810: MWF 1:50 pm-2:45 pm - 122 Mahar

Education:
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1974

Area(s) of Specialty:
Public communication, persuasion, rhetorical criticism, rhetoric of movements, history of communication, group interaction and discussions, and conflict management.

Research Interests:
Presidential and political communication; the American muckraking movement, especially the life, times and works of Upton Sinclair.

Recent Publication(s) or Presentation(s):
"'Once more unto the breach, dear friends': War in the Persian Gulf as a Rhetorical System," in Honor and Loyalty: Inside the Politics of the George H. W. Bush White House, Edited by Leslie D. Feldman and Rosanna Perotti. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002, pp. 347-359.

"Bush and Gore on Oprah Winfrey, or the 'Oprah-fication' of American Presidential Candidates." Presented at the 94th Annual Convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Washington, DC, April 24 -April 27, 2003.

Honors:
Profiled in the 10th edition of Directory of American Scholars
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1993)
State of New York and United University Professions Excellence Award for Professional Service (1991)