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Robert E. Denton, Jr.

Department Head


B.A. Wake Forest University
M.A. Wake Forest University
Ph.D. Purdue University

Research

Professor Denton's area of scholarship is political communication to include media and politics, political campaigns, and presidential discourse.  He is the author, co-author, or editor of 25 books, one in its eighth, seventh, sixth and third editions.  The most recent projects include POLITICAL CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, 8TH EDITION (with Juddith Trent, and Robert Friendenberg), an edited volume on STUDIES OF COMMUNICATION IN THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN and THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN:  A COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVE.  Denton has written numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, and presented over eighty convention and professional papers.  

Publications

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, 8TH Edition, by Juddith Trent, Robert Friedenberg, and Robert E. Denton, Jr., Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield, in press 2015.

STUDIES OF COMMUNICATION IN THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, Robert E. Denton, Jr., Editor.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, 2014.

THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN:  A COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVE, Robert E. Denton, Jr., Editor.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.

THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENCY:  A RHETORICAL PERSPECTIVE, Robert E. Denton, Jr., Editor.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, 2012.

STUDIES OF IDENTITY IN THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, Robert E. Denton, Jr., Editor.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books (hardcover and paper editions), 2010. Selected as “The Best of Choice e-Collection for African-American Studies, 2013.

COMMUNICATOR-IN-CHIEF:  HOW BARACK OBAMA USED NEW TECHNOLOGY TO WIN THE WHITE HOUSE, John Allen Hendricks and Robert E. Denton, Jr., Editors.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books (hardcover and paper editions), 2010.  Awarded the 2011 Distinguished Book Award, Applied Communication Division, National Communication Association

Additional Information

Teaching Interests:

Political Communication
Political Campaigns
Media & Politics
Persuasion
Presidential Discourse

    Robert E. Denton, Jr.

  • (540) 231-7166
  • rdenton@vt.edu
  • Department of Communication
    130E1 Shanks Hall
    Blacksburg, VA 24061