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Dr. David Cheshier

Associate Professor of Communication - Chair of the Department of Communication


Office: 1020A One Park Place South

Phone: (404) 651-2621

Fax: (404) 651-1409




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Rhetoric and Politics (Ph.D.)

Human Communication and Social Influence (MA)

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David Cheshier (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1996) is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the department of Communication. Cheshier’s research focuses on rhetorical theory and criticism, argumentation studies, civil society and globalization, democracy transitions in the Arab World, and rhetoric and political philosophy. His work has appeared in Security Studies, Controversia, Argumentation and Advocacy, and several proceedings of the NCA/AFA Alta Argumentation Conference. Cheshier’s research has received the NCA Miller Award and the AFA Rohrer Research Award, the latter given to the best annual article in argumentation studies. For many years Cheshier supervised debate activities (at Georgetown University, Dartmouth College, UNC-Chapel Hill, GSU, and the University of Iowa); he has authored more than forty debate theory essays, hosted the 2003 NFL National Speech and Debate Championships, and was inducted into the high school forensics hall of fame (Emory University). He is completing work on a media literacy textbook and research for book length projects on Middle Eastern civil society promotion, religion and American public deliberation, and the national debate over war with Iraq. Research Areas: Rhetorical Studies; Deliberative Democracy; Communication & Critical Theory; Argumentation Studies. Degree Track Affiliations: Ph.D. (Public Communication), M.A. (Human Communication & Social Influence). Core Graduate Seminars Regularly Taught: Theories of the Public, Communication in a Globalized Context, Persuasion, Contemporary Rhetorical Theory.