David Weiss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Media Studies
Director, Master of Science in Public Relations (MSPR) program
Department of Communication & Theatre
Liberal Arts Building, Room 607
Curriculum vitae (as of May 2011)
What Democrats Talk About
When They Talk About God: Religious Communication in Democratic Party Politics,
an edited collection (published Fall 2010 by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield).
The Rhetoric of American
Exceptionalism: Critical Essays,
a co-edited collection to be published Spring/Summer 2011 by McFarland & Co.
(co-editor: Jason Edwards, Bridgewater State College).
Click on this link for more details.
"Making Sense of
the Brokeback Paraphenomenon,"
a chapter in The Brokeback Book: From Story to Cultural Phenomenon
(published Spring 2011, U. of Nebraska Press; ed. W. R. Handley)
Always Been Patriotic and Loyal to the Country': Uncritical Journalistic
Patriotism in Wartime,"
a chapter in War and the Media: Essays on News Reporting, Propaganda, and Popular Culture
(published 2009, McFarland & Co.; eds. P. M. Haridakis, B. S. Hugenberg, & S. T. Wearden)
"Agenda Setting Theory"; "Journalism and Theories
of the Press"; "Media Equation Theory"; and "Spiral of Silence
entries in Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
(published 2009, SAGE; eds. S. W. Littlejohn & K. A. Foss)
Other recent scholarly articles:
- in Queen: A Journal of Rhetoric and Power
- in Popular Communication
- in The Howard Journal of Communications
- in Theory in Action
...and an essay relating to my political-religious communication research, published in the Billings Gazette (Oct. 18, 2008)
Some additional shameless self-promotion (a/k/a yours truly in the news):
- Billings Outpost (October 2010)
- KULR-TV news (NBC affiliate in Billings) (Oct. 22, 2010; also see video here)
- KTVQ news (CBS affiliate in Billings) (Oct. 17, 2008)
- Billings Gazette (Feb. 22, 2008)
- KULR-TV news (November 12, 2007)
- KULR-TV news (November 9, 2007)
- Billings Gazette online (video) (November 9, 2007)
- Billings Gazette (April 18, 2007)
- Billings Gazette (March 3, 2007)
- Alliance (Ohio) Review (March 29, 2006)
Courses I teach regularly
COMT 200: Exploring Communication Studies
COMT 320: Introduction to Mass Communication
COMT 321: Theories of Media and Society
COMT 420/520: Advertising, Media, and Culture
COMT 425/525: Media Criticism
COMT 431/531: Political Communication
COMT 440/540: Popular Culture and Cultural Studies
COMT 461/561: Multicultural Mass Communication
My current state and national Scrabble® rankings. (Want to learn more about competitive Scrabble®? Click here.)
And, finally, a moment from the 10/17/08 Jeopardy! broadcast: