Steve Martin

  Steve Martin

 

Education

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Colorado State University
  • A.B., Ripon College

 

Current Courses Taught

  • Public Speaking
  • Rhetoric of Social Movements
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Political Communication
  • American Public Address

 

 

 

Awards and Honors

  • May Bumby Severy Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Ripon College
  • Robert G. Gunderson Award for the Outstanding Debut Paper in Public Address Division, National Communication Association
  • The Ninth Annual Kenneth Burke Essay Contest, Honorable Mention, for essay titled “The CIO’s Comic Book Campaign,” Penn State University
  • Sparks Fellowship, Penn State University
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Ripon College

 

 

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Martin, Steven E. “John L. Lewis, ‘Speech at the Fifty-Fifth Annual Convention of the American Federation of Labor’ (16 October 1935),” Voices of Democracy 8 (2013): 42‐61.
  • “Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Strategies for Taking on Public Unions.” Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, Issue 1, vol. 2 (2011).
  • “Patriots and Saints:  How the NFL Helped America Cope with Terrorists and Natural Disasters,” [co-authored with Amanda Breitenfeldt '06] in Sports Mania:  Essays on Fandom and The Media, McFarland & Co. (2008).
  • “Establishing Counter-Hegemony through Narratives: The Comic Books of the Congress of Industrial Organizations,” in Who Says? Working-Class Rhetoric, Class Consciousness and Community, University of Pittsburg Press (2007).
  • “Anti-Conspiracy and Anti-Propaganda Rhetoric in Joe Worker and the Story of Labor: The Use of the Comic Book Form.” Journal of the Wisconsin Communication Association (Summer 2000).
  • “Stock Issues-Based Policy Speech Small Group Exercise,” Communication Teacher 14 (Winter 2000).

 

 

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Official member of National Speakers Bureau
  • Secular Student Alliance