Political campaign theorist in residence at UCA

Communication scholar Dr. Bill Benoit, an expert in political campaign communication and image restoration, today is an Artist in Residence at UCA.

“I wanted to bring a communication scholar to UCA who would have a wide appeal to students and faculty,” said Dr. J.J. McIntyre, assistant professor of speech communication and the faculty sponsor for the residency. “With this being an election year, bringing a political scholar made good sense.”

Dr. Benoit’s residency began yesterday, three days after the only vice presidential debate of the 2008 presidential campaign at Washington University in St. Louis. His residency ends tonight, one day before the second presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

“When we’re talking about debates, we