Dr. Paul J. Achter
Associate Professor of Rhetoric
Achter, P.J. “Reluctant Memories: Media Events and the End of the Iraq War.” In Lynne Webb and Erin Sahlstein (Eds.) A Communicative Perspective on the Military: Messages, Strategies, Meanings (forthcoming, 2014, Peter Lang)
Achter, P.J. (2010) "Unruly Bodies: The Rhetorical Domestication of Twenty-First Century Veterans of War." Quarterly Journal of Speech 96 (1): 46-68.
Kuswa, Kevin D. Achter, Paul, and Lauzon, Liz. (2009). "The Slave, the Fetus, the Body: Articulating Biopower and the Pregnant Woman." Contemporary Argumentation and Debate 29: 166-185.
Achter, P.J. (2009). ""Weekend Update' and the Tradition of New Journalism." FlowTV.org. Available online: http://flowtv.org/?p=2966
Achter, P.J. (2008) “Comedy in unfunny times: News parody and carnival after 9/11.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 25 (3): 274-303.
Achter, P.J., Parrott, R.L., Silk, K.A. (2005, March). "African Americans' opinions about human genetics research." Politics and the Life Sciences, 23 (1), 60-66.
Condit, C.M, Bates, B.R., Bevan, J.L., Parrott, R.L., Achter, P.J. (2004) "Exploration of the Impact of Messages About Genes and Race on Lay Attitudes." Clinical Genetics, 66 (5), 402-408.
Achter, P.J. (2004) "TV, Technology, and McCarthyism: Crafting the democratic renaissance in an age of fear." Quarterly Journal of Speech. 90 (3), pp. 307-326.
Bevan, J. L., Lynch, J. A., Dubriwny, T. N., Harris, T. M., Achter, P. J., Reeder, A. L., and Condit, C. M. (2003). "Informed lay preferences for delivery of racially varied pharmacogenomics." Genetics In Medicine 5, pp. 393-399.
Ramsey, E. M., Achter, P. J., Condit, C. M. (2001). "Genetics, race, and crime: An audience study exploring the effects of The Bell Curve and book reviews." Critical Studies in Media Communication, 18, pp. 1-22.
Achter, P. J. (2000). "Narrative, intertextuality, and apologia in contemporary political scandals." Southern Communication Journal, 65, pp. 318-333.
Achter, P.J. (2009). "Racing Jesse Jackson: Leadership, Masculinity, and the Black Presidency." In Janis Edwards (Ed.), Gender and Political Communication In America: Rhetoric, Representation, and Display. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books): 107-128.
Achter, P.J. "McCarthy Hearings." (2007). Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Christina Holtz-Bacha and Lynda Lee Kaid, (Eds.). Thousand Oaks: Sage, 424-425.
Ph.D., University of Georgia - Athens
M.A., North Dakota State University
B.A., Concordia College - Moorhead
Areas of ExpertiseRhetorical Theory and Rhetorical Criticism
Critical Media Studies