MATTHEW H. BARTON is Assistant Professor of Communication at Southern Utah University and a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska. He is interested in presidential politics, religion, and popular culture. He has authored and co-authored numerous convention papers dealing with these and other contemporary topics. He has most recently published in the area of communication education in the basic course.
MARY CHRISTINE BANWART is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas, where she teaches courses in political communication. Her doctorate is from the University of Oklahoma. Professor Banwart’s research focuses on political campaign communication, women and politics, and politics and the media.
ROBERT E. DENTON, JR., holds the W. Thomas Rice Chair of Leadership Studies and serves as director of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Center for Leader Development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has degrees in political science and communication studies from Wake Forest University and Purdue University. In addition to numerous articles, essays, and book chapters, he is author, co-author, or editor of thirteen books. The most recent title is Political Communication