Jay P. Childers

Jay P. Childers
  • Associate Professor
  • Chairperson

Contact Info

Office: 111 Bailey Hall


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Rhetoric & Political Communication

Dr. Childers's research and teaching focuses on the intersection of rhetoric, politics, and violence. He is the author of The Evolving Citizen: American Youth and the Changing Norms of Democratic Engagement (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012), and the co-author (with Roderick P. Hart and Colene J. Lind) of Political Tone: How Leaders Talk and Why (University of Chicago Press, 2013). He has also authored a number of essays, including pieces that have appeared in Presidential Studies QuarterlyQuarterly Journal of SpeechRhetoric & Public Affairs, and Western Journal of Communication.