English & American Studies
Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Honorary Professor in Rhetoric
Department of Media, Cognition and Communication
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 - 2015
Distinguished Scholar Award
National Communication Association
Ph.D in Rhetoric and Communication
Washington State University
Department of English
Ballantine Hall 442
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103 USA
I retired from Indiana University on May 31, 2013, after serving on the faculty from 1993 to 2013.
Previously, I taught at Texas A&M University (1986-1993), Washington State University (1975-1986), Idaho State University (1974-1975), and Gonzaga University (1972-1974).
I served a five-year appointment as Honorary Professor in Rhetoric, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010-2015.
I served as Interim Director of American Studies at Indiana University in 2010, Department Chair of Communication and Culture at Indiana University 1993-2003, Department Head of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts at Texas A&M University 1990-93, and Acting Chair of Communications at Washington State University in 1983.
My research focuses on political rhetoric and U.S. war culture. I received the National Communication Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award for a career of outstanding scholarship in communication, November 23, 2013.
See my publications page for a list of books, articles, and chapters.
As an extension of this research program, I taught courses on war propaganda, political communication, democratic dissent, peace-building communication, and rhetorical theory and critique. See my courses page for more information.
I served as editor of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (2004-2006), Quarterly Journal of Speech (1993-1995), and Western Journal of Communication (1985-1987).
I am a member of the editorial boards of Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Javnost—The Public, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Review of Communication, and the “Rhetoric and Public Affairs” book series for Michigan State University Press.
Robert L. Ivie