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David Hoffman

WaxmanDavid Hoffman is Associate Professor in The Marxe School of Public and Internatinal Affairs.  He teaches classes on spoken and written communication, deliberation, communication strategy, and rhetoric.  He is available to comment on:

- NYC Mayoral rhetoric from the mid-20th century to the present

- Computerized textual analysis of speeches (similar to data mining)

- Democratic deliberation

- Decision-making processes about the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site

- Communication strategy in public service campaigns (such as anti-smoking campaign)---

- The impact of media messages on the public

- Rhetorical theory and criticism

- The role of ethos/creditability in speech

- Thomas Paine and the influence of his religious views

His work has appeared in such journals as Rhetorica, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly. Professor Hoffman has also taught courses in rhetorical theory, persuasion, and public advocacy and has conducted seminars in leadership and the communication of emotion. He has helped to conduct communication development sessions for the Leadership Academy, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and the Greater New York Hospital Association.

Professor Hoffman received his Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa, an M.A. from Temple University in Rhetoric and Communications and a B.A. in Communications at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Suzanne Bronski, 646-660-6093,