Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1987
Mary E. Stuckey is the author of nine books focusing on presidential communication and rhetoric, national identity, strategic failures, the pre-presidential and presidential rhetoric of Ronald Reagan, the Challenger address, and the theory and practice of political communication research.
Among her recent books is Jimmy Carter, Human Rights, and the National Agenda (Texas A&M Press, 2008), which won the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award, and Defining Americans: The Presidency and National Identity (Kansas 2004), which won the Gronbeck Prize for Scholarship in Political Communication. Her more than 50 articles and book chapters expand understanding of the presidency, the media, and governmental rhetoric aimed at American Indians. Stuckey’s latest book is The Good Neighbor: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Rhetoric of American Power (Michigan State 2013).
Stuckey has won teaching awards from the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Southern Speech Communication Association (SSCA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA), and a campus-wide award from the University of Mississippi. Her research has been supported by NASA, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the Gerald R. Ford Library, the American Political Science Association, and CSPAN. Stuckey has been active in the Women’s Caucus and the Political Communication Division of APSA and has chaired APSA’s Presidency division, SSCA’s Rhetoric and Public Address Division, and is currently Vice President Elect for NCA”s Public Address Division. She has also edited the Southern Communication Journal.