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Indiana University Bloomington

Emeriti Faculty | James Andrews

James Andrews

Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication and Culture



Research Interests

Professor Andrews's research interests focus on the historical-critical investigation of American and British public discourse. He also has interest in the role of rhetoric in the formation of an "American" national identity, presidential rhetoric, American Influences on radical rhetoric in Great Britain in the nineteenth century, and rhetoric and imperialism.


In 1993 he received the National Communication Association's Douglas Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award and was elected an NCA Distinguished Scholar in 2000. In 1997, Indiana University presented him with the all-university Sylvia E. Bowman Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the National Communication Association honored him with the Donald Ecroyd Award for Distinguished Teaching in Higher Education. In 1999, he received a Teaching Excellence Recognition Award from Indiana University. He serves on the editorial board of the Library of Presidential Rhetoric and will author a volume for this series on Andrew Jackson's veto of the bank bill.

Publication Highlights

He is the author of numerous critical studies that have appeared in such scholarly journals as the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Western Journal of Communication, Communication Quarterly and Communication Studies. He has published several essays in volumes of collected studies and is the author or co-author of seven books. He is the author or co-author of critical anthologies of rhetorical discourse and textbooks on public speaking and rhetorical criticism including, most recently, Andrews, Leff, and Terrill, Reading Rhetorical Texts: An Introduction to Criticism (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998) and Andrews, Andrews, and Williams, Public Speaking: Connecting You and Your Audience, 2nd edition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002). He is presently editing the first volume (Colonial Rhetoric) of A Rhetorical History of the United States, to be published by the Michigan State University Press.

Selected Honors and Awards

He received the Winans-Wichelns Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address and twice won the American Forensic Association's Award for Outstanding Research.