About the Author ABOUT THE AUTHOR Stephen E. Lucas is Professor of
Communication Arts and Evjue-Bascom Professor in the Humanities at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught since 1972. He received
his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and
his master’s and doctorate degrees from Penn State University. Professor Lucas
has been recognized for his work as both a scholar and a teacher. His first
book, Portents of Rebellion: Rhetoric and Revolution in Philadelphia,
1765-1776, received the Golden Anniversary Award of the National Communication
Association in 1977 and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His major articles
include “The Schism in Rhetorical Scholarship” (1981), “The Renaissance of
American Public Address: Text and Context in Rhetorical Criticism” (1988),
“The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence” (1990), and “The
Rhetorical Ancestry of the Declaration of Independence” (1998), for which he
received the Golden Anniversary Monograph Award of the National Communication
Association. His most recent book is Words of a Century: The Top 100 American
Speeches, 1900-1999 (2009). Professor Lucas has received a number of teaching
awards, including the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the
University of Wisconsin and the National Communication Association’s Donald
Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. His lecture course
on “The Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions” is among the most popular on
campus and has twice been selected for statewide broadcast in its entirety by
Wisconsin Public Radio. Professor Lucas is featured in the Educational Video
Group’s program on the history of American public address, and he has appeared
on the History Channel’s documentary on the Declaration of Independence.
Professor Lucas has directed the introductory public speaking course at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1973. Over the years he has been
responsible for numerous teaching innovations and has supervised the training
of hundreds of graduate assistants. In addition to participating in public
speaking workshops and colloquia at schools throughout the United States, he
has served as a judge for the major national English-language public speaking
competitions in China, has lectured at numerous Chinese universities, and has
conducted workshops for Chinese instructors on teaching public speaking.
Stephen Lucas and his wife, Patty, live in Madison, Wisconsin, and have two
sons, Jeff and Ryan. His interests include travel, sports, art, and
photography. Read more
- Paperback: 388 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 12 edition (October 9, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0073523917
- ISBN-13: 10
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- #2 in Public Speaking Reference
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