Dr. Steven Goldzwig

Professor Emeritus in Communication Studies

Courses Taught
CMST 2310: Argument in Contemporary Society
CMST 3300: Persuasion
CMST 4360: Rhetoric of Social Movements
COMM 6200: Rhetorical Criticism
COMM 6250: Ethics in Communication

Ph.D. Purdue University 1985
M.A. Purdue University 1982
B.A. University of Central Florida 1978

Why Marquette?
I appreciate the openness to new ideas that Marquette students display. When challenged, most students respond to the call. I really believe that students at Marquette value learning and that they are vitally interested in the important social dialogues occurring in contemporary society. I see my role as one of facilitating those interests further and guiding students to probe their world in a more critical and analytic fashion.

Research Interests
Political Communication
Communication & the Presidency
Cultural Values and Ethics

Professional Affiliations
National Communication Association
Central States Communication Association

Book Reviews
Goldzwig, S. R. Harry Truman and the Struggle for Racial Justice. (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2013). By Robert Shogan, Presidential Studies Quarterly 46/3 (September 2016), 739–740.

Goldzwig, S. R. (2016). Book review [Review of the book Making JFK Matter: Popular Memory and the Thirty-fifth President, by P. H. Santa Cruz] Presidential Studies Quarterly, 46, 224-225.

Goldzwig, Steven (2008). Truman’s whistle-stop campaign, College Station: Library of Presidential Rhetoric. Texas A & M University Press.

Goldzwig, Steven and Sullivan, P., eds. (2004). New approaches to rhetoric. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.

Goldzwig, Steven and Dionisopoulos, G. (1995). ‘In a perilous hour’: The public address of John F. Kennedy. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.

Selected Articles
Goldzwig, Steven (2017). "When Words Lose their Meaning: Counterfactual Advocacy, Donald Trump, and the Rise of Despotic Populism," Online Publication. Current Commentary, May 11, 2017. National Communication Association, Communication Currents, May 11, 2017.

Goldzwig, Steven, (2009-2010). Commencing the rationale for war: George W. Bush’s address at West Point, June 1, 2002. Journal for the Study of Peace & Conflict, 53-76.

Goldzwig, Steven (2006). Demagoguery, democratic dissent, and ‘re-visioning’ democracy.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 9, 471-478.

Goldzwig, Steven and Bostdorff, D. (2005). History, collective memory, and the appropriation of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Reagan’s rhetorical legacy. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 35, 661-690.

Selected Book Chapters
Goldzwig, Steven and Kassop, Nancy (2013). President Obama and counterterrorism policy: When campaign pressures meet governing imperatives. In Julia R. Azari, Lara M. Brown, & Zim G. Nwokora (Eds.) The presidential leadership dilemma: Between the constitution and a political party (pp. 185-211). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Goldzwig, Steven and Sullivan, Patricia A. (2013). Contesting the so-called post-racial landscape of presidential politics: Obama, African Americans, and a shifting electorate. In Clarke Rountree, Venomous speech: Problems with American political discourse on the right and left. Volume 1 (pp.75-92). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Goldzwig, Steven and Sullivan, P.A. (2011). Political communication ethics: Postmodern opportunities and challenges. In G. Cheney, et al, Handbook of communication ethics (pp.293-308). International Communication Association, Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers.

Goldzwig, Steven (2008). Report of the national task force on the ethical responsibilities of presidential rhetoric. In J.A Aune and M.J Medhurst (Eds.) The prospect of presidential rhetoric (pp. 317-339). College Station: Texas A & M University Press.

Goldzwig, Steven (2005). Inaugurating the second reconstruction: President Harry S. Truman’s committee on civil rights. In J.A. Aune & E.D. Rigsby (Eds.) Civil rights and the American presidency (pp. 83-113). College Station: Texas A & M University Press.

Goldzwig, Steven (2005). John F. Kennedy (rev. for Theodore O. Windt) in B.K. Duffy and Richard W. Leeman (Eds.) American voices: An encyclopedia of contemporary orators (pp. 231-237). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Goldzwig, Steven and Sullivan, P. (2005). Robert F. Kennedy. In B.K. Duffy and R.W. Leeman (Eds.) American voices: An encyclopedia of contemporary orators (pp. 238-247). Westport CT: Greenwood Press.

Goldzwig, Steven and Sullivan, P. (2005). Ralph W. Nader. In B.K. Duffy and R.W. Leeman (Eds.) American voices: An encyclopedia of contemporary orators (pp. 330-338). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Goldzwig, Steven (2005). Official and unofficial civil religious discourse. Rpt. in Roderick Hart and John L. Pauley II, The political pulpit revisited (pp. 161-168). West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.