Robert L Scott

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scott033@umn.edu


Although Dr. Scott is Professor Emeritus, he remains an active member of the graduate program and the Communication Studies Department, currently serving as the Honors Representative to the College of Liberal Arts and advising Honors undergraduate students and a few graduate majors.

His work in rhetorical theory and criticism has been widely published, is well known, and remains influential. He has published more than fifty articles, book chapters, and books.

He has received a number of awards for his scholarly work and in 1991 the National Communication Association named him as Distinguished Scholar. In 1982 the College of Liberal Arts gave him an Outstanding Teaching Award. He edited the Quarterly Journal of Speech from 1971 to 1974.

Educational Background & Specialties

Specialties

  • communication research and practice
  • criticism of public address
  • rhetorical theory
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Department of Speech-Communication, University of Minnesota: 1971 - 1989
  • Director of Graudate Studies, Department of Speech-Communication, University of Minnesota: 1961 - 1971
  • Director of Graudate Studies, Department of Speech-Communication, University of Minnesota: 1990 - 1996
  • Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota: 1992 - 1994
  • Director, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota: 1995 - 1997
  • Member, Speech Communication Association:
  • Member, International Communication Association:
  • Member, International Society for the History of Rhetoric:
  • Member, Rhetoric Society of America:
  • Member, American Association of University Professors:
  • Editor, Quarterly Journal of Speeech: 1972 - 1974

Outreach

  • Lecturer, Humanities in the Modern World, KUOM Radio: 1965 - 1966
Publications
  • Thinking and Speaking, A Guide to Intelligent Oral Communication.. Scott, Robert, Otis M. Walter, New York: Macmillan, 1962.
  • The Speaker's Reader: Concepts in Speech-Communication. Scott, Robert, Glenview, Illinois: Scott, Foresman, 1969.
  • The Rhetoric of Black Power. Scott, Robert, Wayne Brockriede, New York: Harper and Row, 1969.
  • Moments in the Rhetoric of the Cold War. Scott, Robert, Wayne Brockriede, New York: Random House, 1970.
  • Methods of Rhetorical Criticism. Scott, Robert, Bernard L. Brock, New York: Harper and Row, 1972.
Awards
  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1981
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, National Communication Association
  • James A. Winans Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address, Speech Communication Association national convention, 1970
  • Charles H. Woolbert Award for Research of Exceptional Originality and Influence, Speech Communication Association national convention, 1981
  • Outstanding Contributions to Minnesota Education, Speech Association of Minnesota, 1984
  • Douglas Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award, Speech Communication Association national convention, 1989