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Professor Emeritus of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University

I am an attorney admitted to practice in New York State. I earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Northwestern University. I have authored a book: When Freedom Speaks: The Boundaries and the Boundlessness of our First Amendment Right, published by Brandeis University Press and available for purchase on Amazon and other online outlets. My interests are in advocacy, argumentation, political communication, and first amendment jurisprudence. I have developed courses at Syracuse University that reflect those interests. I have been published in the Washington Post, The Hill, and Ms. Magazine and have participated in several podcasts, online lectures, and radio broadcasts. For more information, please visit


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University


  • 1982 
    Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor