Dr. Eric Morris is associate professor of communication. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on clash strategies in contemporary presidential debates. A number of his publications have also focused on questions related to political or academic debates, including format, audience, constraints, strategies and outcomes. He also directs the Missouri State University debate program.
Beyond debates, his academic interests focus on political communication and public argumentation. His other publications have included work on the framing of liberal and conservative perspectives, rhetoric about terrorism and strategies used to define the meaning of politically relevant events.
Published intellectual contributions
Refereed Journal Articles:
Morris, E., Bauman, I., Dillon, R., Peterson, D., King, J. (2006). Teaching the undergraduate communication research methods course. Journal of the Speech and Theater Association of Missouri, 36, 115-129.
Dr. Eric Morris explains what a witch hunt means in modern politics and why the allegations against Greitens are more damaging than allegations against President Trump.
Dr. Eric Morris offers his views on the third and final presidential debate.
Dr. Eric Morris talks about the presidential debate on Sept. 29.
Dr. Eric Morris moderates debate.