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Mary E. Stuckey


M.A., Ph.D. Department of Government and International Relations, University of Notre Dame, 1984, 1987.
B.A. Department of Political Science, University of California-Davis, Honors, 1981.


Political and Presidential rhetoric; media and politics; American Indian politics


Mary E. Stuckey specializes in political and presidential rhetoric and political communication. She is also interested in the media and politics, and American Indian politics. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of twelve books and author or coauthor of roughly 80 essays and book chapters. She has received the Michael M. Osborn Teacher/Scholar Award, the Rose B. Johnson Award, the Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award, the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award, and the inaugural Carl Couch Center, Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Award. She has served as editor of the Southern Communication Journal and as book review editor for Rhetoric and Public Affairs. She currently co-edits (with Mitchell McKinney) Peter Lang’s series, The Frontiers of Political Communication. She received the John Sisco Teaching Award from the Southern States Communication Association, the Pi Sigma Alpha Teaching Award from the American Political Science Association, and the Elsie M. Hood Teaching Award from the University of Mississippi.



Books and Monographs
Stuckey, M. 2015. Rhetoric: A Presidential Briefing Book (Piscatawy NJ: Transaction).
Stuckey, M. 2015. Voting Deliberatively: FDR and the 1936 Presidential Campaign (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press).
Stuckey, M. 2013. The Good Neighbor: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Rhetoric of American Power. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.
Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award, Political Communication Division, NCA, 2014.
Stuckey, M. 2008. Jimmy Carter, Human Rights, and the National Agenda College Station: Texas A&M University Press.
Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award, Public Address Division, NCA, 2009.
Stuckey, M. 2006. To Slip the Surly Bonds: Ronald Reagan’s Challenger Address. College Station: Texas A&M Press.
Stuckey, M. 2004. Defining Americans: The Presidency and National Identity. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.
Carl Couch Center, Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Award, 2006.
Stuckey, M. 1997. Strategic Failures in the Modern Presidency. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press Series in Political Communication.
Stuckey, M. 1991. The President as Interpreter-In-Chief. Chatham, NJ: Chatham House.
Stuckey, M. 1990. Playing the Game: The Presidential Rhetoric of Ronald Reagan. New York: Praeger Series in Political Communication.
Stuckey, M. 1989. Getting Into the Game: The Pre-Presidential Rhetoric of Ronald Reagan. New York: Praeger.