Joshua Ritter, Ph.D


Ph.D., Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Georgia State University
M.Div., Philosophy of Religion, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University
B.A., Speech Communication, Baylor University

Areas of Specialization
Ancient to Contemporary Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
Contemporary Critical Rhetorical Theory
Rhetoric and Religion
Theories of the Public Sphere

Research Interests
Hyperbolic Rhetoric; Media, Politics, and Religious Discourse; Civic Engagement and Public Deliberation; History of American Public Address; Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Sacred Rhetorics; Histories of Rhetoric; Postmodern and Poststructuralist Discourse Theories; Capitalism and Globalization

Courses Taught at UCCS
Rhetoric and Writing I and II
Advanced Rhetoric and Writing
Classical Rhetoric
Contemporary Theories of Teaching Writing

Selected Publications
Ritter (2012). "Recovering Hyperbole: Re-Thinking the Limits of Rhetoric for an Age of Excess." Philosophy and Rhetoric, 45.4.

James Darsey and Ritter (2009). "Religious Voices in American Public Discourse." In The Sage Handbook of Rhetorical Studies. Ed. Andrea Lunsford. Sage Publications.

Mary E. Stuckey and Ritter (2007). "George Bush, , and American Democracy." Presidential Studies Quarterly, 37.4.