Robert C. Rowland

Robert C. Rowland is a Professor of Communication at the University of Kansas. He is the recipient of the 2003 Kohrs-Campbell Prize in Rhetorical Criticism, the largest and most significant book manuscript award in the field of rhetorical criticism, as coauthor of Shared Land/Conflicting Identity: Trajectories of Israeli and Palestinian Symbol Use. He is also the author of The Rhetoric of Menachem Begin. Dr. Rowland's major teaching and research interests are in rhetorical criticism, argumentation, and the public sphere. Dr. Rowland and his debate colleague were the 1976 National Debate Champions. He is a former director of forensics at KU and at Baylor University. Dr. Rowland received the Louise Byrd Award for Graduate Teaching at the Doctoral Hooding ceremony May 2000. He also is a recipient of the William T. Kemper Teaching Fellowship and the Bernard Fink Award for outstanding teaching, and is a two-time HOPE Award finalist. A recent survey of journals in the discipline ranked him among the thirty most published scholars.

This author's publications

Shared Land/Conflicting Identity
Trajectories of Israeli & Palestinian Symbol Use
Kohrs-Campbell Prize in Rhetorical Criticism, 2003