Education

  • Ph.D. in Communication, Texas A&M University
    • Dissertation Title: Political Shibboleths: A Study of Religious Rhetorical Forms in the Contemporary American Presidency
  • M.A. in Communication, Missouri State University
  • B.A. in Communication, Southwest Baptist University

Selected Publications

  • David C. Bailey, (2017). Review of Amos Kiewe and Davis W. Houck's The Effects of Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of Effects: Past, Present, Future. The Forensics of Pi Kapp Delta, 102, 41-43.
  • Kenneth E. Troyer, Gary G. Harmon, and David C. Bailey (2016). Argumentation and Debate: A Strategic Perspective. BookRipple.
  • David C. Bailey, (2014). Review of Mary Stuckey’s The Good Neighbor: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Rhetoric of American Power. The Forensic of Pi Kappa Delta, 99, 55-56.
  • David C. Bailey, (2012). Review of Marc Presnsky’s From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning. The Forensic of Pi Kappa Delta, 97, 39-40.
  • David C. Bailey, (2009). Review of Mark Garrett Longaker’s Rhetoric and the Republic: Politics, Civic Discourse, and Education in Early America. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 12, 137-139.
  • David C. Bailey, (2008). Enacting Transformation: George W. Bush and the Pauline Conversion Narrative in A Charge to Keep. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, 11, 215-241.
  • David C. Bailey, (2008). “The Prophet of Abolition: Ambiguous Prophecy and Rhetorical Echoes in the Rhetoric of David Walker’s Appeal.” In David Zarefsky and Elizabeth Benacka (Eds.) Sizing Up Rhetoric. Waveland Press, 313-324.
  • David C. Bailey, (2008). “Martin Luther King Jr.” In Lynda Lee Kaid and Christina Holtz-Bacha (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Communication Vol I. Sage Publications, 381.
  • David C. Bailey, (2008). “Abortion” In Lynda Lee Kaid and Christina Holtz-Bacha (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Communication Vol. 1. Sage Publications, 2-3.

Selected Presentations

  • “"Liberal Judicial Activism” as Articulated by America’s Godly Heritage.” National Communication Association Convention (2014)
  • ““We’ve Got to Get Involved Again!”: The Persecution Narrative of America’s Godly Heritage.” Rhetoric Society of America (2014)
  • “Bridging Racial, Moral, and Religious Divides: Barack Obama’s Rhetoric of ‘Fair-mindedness.’” The Obama Conference, Texas A&M University (2010)
  • “‘Deciders’ Among Prophets: Adaptation of the Deuteronomic Farewell in the Farewell Addresses of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.” National Communication Association Convention (2009)
  • “‘Kicking the Vietnam Syndrome’: George H.W. Bush, Public Memory, and Incomplete National Atonement during Operation Desert Storm.” National Communication Association Convention (2008)
  • “Rethinking Religio-Political Rhetoric: Civil Religion or Religious Rhetorical Form?” National Communication Association Convention (2007)
  • “Enacting Transformation: George W. Bush and the Pauline Conversion Narrative.” National Communication Association Convention (2007
  • “Afflicted Brethren, ‘Lift Up Your Heads’: Gerrit Smith’s Use of the Pauline Epistle Form in his ‘Address to the Slaves.’” National Communication Association Convention (2006)

Related Experience

  • 3rd place overall sweepstakes, Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament (2017)
  • 7th place overall sweepstakes, Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament (2016)
  • 7th place overall sweepstakes, Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament (2015)
  • 1st place debate sweepstakes, Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament (2014)
  • 3rd place overall sweepstakes, Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament (2014)
  • 1st place overall sweepstakes, Missouri Association of Forensics Activities (2013-2015)

Professional Organizations

  • Pi Kappa Delta
    • President (2015-2017)
  • SBU Faculty Senate
    • President (2015-2016)
  • Missouri Association of Forensic Activities
    • President (2012-2013)

Honors and Awards

  • “Coach of the Year,” Missouri Association of Forensics Activities (2014)
  • President’s Distinguished Service Award, Pi Kappa Delta (2013)
  • Tiffany Hunnicutt Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Communication, Texas A&M University (2008)
  • Gramm Doctoral Fellowship, Texas A&M University (2008)
  • National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar at the University of Colorado-Boulder (2007)
  • College of Liberal Arts Dissertation Proposal Award, Texas A&M University (2006)
  • Conference Travel Grant, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Texas A&M University (2006)
  • “Excellence in Graduate Student Research,” Department of Communication, Missouri State University (2002)

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar