CV & Publications

Rowland April 2021 CV

Featured Journal Articles

  • “The Populist and Nationalist Roots of Trump’s Rhetoric” (2019) Rhetoric & Public Affairs
  • “Implicit Standards of Public Argument in Presidential Debates: What the 2016 Debates Reveal about Public Deliberation” (2018). Argumentation and Advocacy
  • “The First 2012 Presidential Campaign Debate: The Decline of Reason in Presidential Debates” (2013). Communication Studies
  • “Barack Obama and the Revitalization of Public Reason” (2011). Rhetoric & Public Affairs.
  • “The Fierce Urgency of Now’: Barack Obama and the 2008 Presidential Election” (2010). American Behavioral Scientist
  • “The Symbolic DNA of Terrorism” (2008). Communication Monographs
  • “On Generic Categorization” (1991). Communication Theory.
  • “On Mythic Criticism” (1990). Communication Studies
  • “On Limiting the Narrative Paradigm: Three Case Studies” (1989). Communication Monographs


  • Donald Trump’s Rhetoric and American Democracy. (2021) University Press of Kansas.
  • Reasoned Argument and Social Change: Selected Papers from the 17th Alta Conference on Argumentation. (Editor). (2011). National Communication Association.
  • Reagan at Westminster: Foreshadowing the End of the Cold War. (2010). Texas A&M University Press.
  • Shared Land/Conflicting Identity: Trajectories of Israeli and Palestinian Symbol Use. (2002). Michigan State University Press.
  • The Rhetoric of Menachem Begin: The Myth of Redemption Through Return. (1985). University Press of American.



  • Kohrs-Campbell Prize in Rhetorical Criticism – National Communication Association
  • B. Aubrey Fisher Article Award – Western Journal of Communication
  • Kansas Bar Association Greatest Hits Award
  • Wil A. Linkugel Departmental Leadership and Service Award – University of Kansas, Department of Communication Studies
  • Rhetoric Keynote Reagan Centennial Conference
  • Senior Scholar Award – National Communication Association
  • Central States Communication Association Hall of Fame
  • “Notable KU Faculty Member” – University of Kansas, Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Outstanding Faculty Award – Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas 
  • J. Michael Young Academic Advisor Award – College of Liberal Arts, University of Kansas
  • Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education – National Communication Association