Assistant Professor, Chair, Dept. of Political Science and International Studies
School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Expert in State of the Union Address, presidential debates/elections
- State of the Union Address
- Presidential debates/elections
- Political communication/advertising
- Alison D. Howard and Donna R. Hoffman, "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Building American National Identity Through Art" (Perspectives on Political Science, June 2013)
- Co-author of Addressing the State of the Union: The Evolution and Impact of the President's Big SpeechCo (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006).
- Co-author of Talking to Millennials: Policy Rhetoric and Rhetorical Narratives in the 2008 Presidential Campaign. In Communication in the 2008 U.S. Election: Digital Natives Elect a President. Mitchell McKinney and Mary Banwart, eds. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group.
- State of the Union Address. Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Lynda L. Kaid, ed. Thousand Oaks: California: Sage Publications 2008.
- Co-author of . "Representations of 9-11 in Editorial Cartoons." PS: Political Science and Politics, April 2007.
- Alison D. Howard and Donna R. Hoffman. 2007. "Policy making rhetoric and Youth Issues in the 2004 Presidential Campaign." American Behavioral Scientist, May 2007.
- Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard, 2011. "Presidents and the Rhetoric of Recessions." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, Sept 1-Sept 4, 2011.
- Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard, 2010. “The Presidential Rhetoric of Hard Times.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, Sept 2-Sept 5, 2010.
- Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard, 2009. "Auditioning for the Rhetorical Presidency: Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speeches as Presidential Documents." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Sept 3-Sept 6, 2009.
- Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard, 2009. "Vote for Me: Appeals to Voters in Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speeches." Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 19-21, 2009.