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Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of North Texas

Mark Hlavacik is a professor of communication who studies arguments about education and education about arguments. He is the author of Assigning Blame: The Rhetoric of Education Reform (Harvard Education Press, 2016). He is writing his next book about the rhetoric of educational culture wars from the 1970s to the present.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Communication Specializing in Education Policy, University of North Texas


  • 2014 
    The Pennsylvania State University, Communication Arts & Sciences


  • 2016
    Assigning Blame: The Rhetoric of Education Reform, Harvard Education Press