News Archive 2012
Tables of Content Tables Host- Rita Kirk
This story also appeared Friends of The SMU Libraries.
Friends of SMU Libraries, February 27, 2012
Dr. Rita Kirk is the Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility and a professor in the Division of Communication Studies at Southern Methodist University. Kirk is a member of the Altshuler Distinguished Faculty and a Meadow's Distinguished Teaching Professor. She also holds the "M Award" for teaching from the SMU student body. Her research is in the area of political campaign communication, focusing on emergent technologies, the development of public arguments, and hate speech. Kirk and research partner Dan Schill serve as dial test analysts for CNN during the 2008 and 2012 Presidential primaries. Kirk is also a consultant to several national and international businesses on issues relating to communication strategy.