Center for Democratic Deliberation Director Debra Hawhee named McCourtney Professor of Civic Deliberation
Dec 02, 2015
Debra Hawhee, professor of English and of communication arts and sciences, and senior scholar in the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, has been named the McCourtney Professor of Civic Deliberation. Her research focuses on histories and theories of rhetoric, with a focus on rhetoric’s less-than-rational elements. She has been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. Hawhee also helped launch the year-long integrated communication class, Rhetoric and Civic Life, for honors students at Penn State.