Gail R. Baker ( Ph.D, University of Missouri-Columbia) is chair of the Department of Public Relations at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on communication strategies aimed at ethnic audiences. She is author of Advertising and Marketing to the New Majority and has published in the Journal of Advertising Research and the Western Journal of Black Studies.
R. John Ballotti Jr. ( Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is assistant professor of media and communication at Quincy (IL) University. His research interests include political communication with a concentration in televised presidential campaign advertisements.
Erik P. Bucy ( Ph.D., University of Maryland) is an assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research interests focus on viewer perceptions of interactive media, psychological responses to emotion-laden images, and the impact of new communication technologies on social and political life. Previously a writer for Los Angeles newspapers, he served as deputy press secretary and national scheduler for Jerry Brown's 1992 presidential campaign.
Dianne G. Bystrom ( Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University. Her research interests focus on the styles and strategies used by women political candidates in their television advertising and speeches and on the media's coverage of women candidates and political leaders. She is the co-editor of The Lynching of language: Gender, Politics, and Power in the Hill-Thomas Hearings.
Diana B. Carlin ( Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas where she teaches courses in political communication. Her articles and book chapters on political debates have appeared in Argumentation and Advocacy, Political Communication, and the 1992 Presidential Debates in Focus, which she co-edited. She has served on the Advisory Board for the Commission on Presidential Debates since 1987.
Carole Chaney ( Ph.D., University of California at Riverside) is assistant professor of political science at San Diego State University. Her teaching and research interests, which have been supported by a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant and the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics, include women and politics and campaigns and elections. She co-authored "Women in the 1992 House Elections" in the Year of the Woman: Myths and Realities.
Mike Chanslor ( Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is assistant professor of communication at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. His research specialties