Award-winning professors of communication Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Kathleen Hall Jamieson will speak about presidential and campaign rhetoric, Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m., in Tyler Haynes Commons at the University of Richmond.

Titled “What the Words of Presidents (And Presidential Candidates) Reveal about Them and about Us,” it is free and open to the public.

Campbell and Jamieson have co-written several books on political rhetoric and campaign communication, including, “Presidents Creating the Presidency: Deeds Done in Words,” recipient of the Winans-Wichelns Memorial Book Award and Diamond Anniversary Book Award from the National Communication Association (NCA).

Campbell is professor of communication studies at the University of Minnesota. The author, co-author or editor of eight books, she has won every major NCA research award. Her scholarship appears in top journals, and her essays are widely reprinted in anthologies. Campbell also is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Francine Merritt Award for contributions to women and the University of Minnesota Distinguished Woman Scholar Award. In 2010, she received NCA’s Donald H. Ecroyd Award for outstanding teaching in higher education.

Jamieson is professor of communication and director of the Annenburg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The author or co-author of 15 books, Jamieson has received awards for scholarship, teaching and service in communication and political science. She appears frequently as an expert on political rhetoric in the national media. Her many teaching awards include the University of Pennsylvania’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies. It is cosponsored by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Gottwald Speakers Board, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, WGSS, WILL and the Department of Political Science.

For more information, contact Mari Boor Tonn at, 804-289-1773 or Nicole Maurantonio at, 804-289-8267.