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Paul Stob

Professor of Communication Studies
Director of American Studies

PAUL STOB is Professor of Communication Studies and Chair of the Program in American Studies. He is also affiliated faculty in the Communication of Science and Technology Program.

His research and teaching focus on the intersection of rhetoric and intellectual culture, with particular emphasis on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the United States. He is the author of William James & the Art of Popular Statement (Michigan State University Press, 2013) and Intellectual Populism: Democracy, Inquiry, and the People (Michigan State University Press, 2020). He is co-editor (with Angela Ray) of Thinking Together: Lecturing, Learning, and Difference in the Long Nineteenth Century (Penn State University Press, 2018).

In addition, Paul is a contributing author (with Stephen E. Lucas) to The Art of Public Speaking (McGraw-Hill Higher Education), now in its thirteenth edition.