Garth Pauley

Garth Pauley


  • BA - Trinity University, speech communication, 1993
  • MA - Texas A&M University, speech communication, 1995
  • PhD - The Pennsylvania State University, speech communication, 1999


Garth Pauley is an expert in the rhetoric of the American civil rights movement and the theory and practice of preaching. He received his PhD in speech communiation from the Pennsylvania State University and teaches courses in public speaking, argumentation, communication technology, and ministry leadership. He is currently working on a book for Fortress Press’s Working Preacher series.

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Academic interests

  • the rhetoric of the American civil rights movement;
  • American political rhetoric on civil rights issues;
  • colonial era American sermons


Selected publications

  • Pauley, Garth E. Lyndon Johnson’s American Promise: The Voting Rights Address.  College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2007.
  • Pauley, Garth E. The Modern Presidency and Civil Rights: Rhetoric on Race from Roosevelt to Nixon.  College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2001.
  • Pauley, Garth E. “The Genesis of a Rhetorical Commitment: Lyndon B. Johnson, Civil Rights, and the Vice Presidency,” in Civil Rights Rhetoric and the American Presidency, ed. James A. Aune and Enrique D. Rigsby (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2005), 155-97.

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