James J. Murphy is Professor of Rhetoric and Communications, University of California at Davis
Richard A. Katula is Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Professor Katula received his Ph.D. in rhetorical studies at the University of Illinois. He is the author or co-author of three other books, the most recent of which is A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric, 3rd Ed. (2003). He has also written and produced an award-winning documentary, The Gettysburg Address: A Speech for the Ages (2000). Professor Katula is a two-time Fulbright Scholar to Greece, and is currently the director of a National Endowment for the Humanities workshop entitled, ï¿½The American Lyceum: The Rhetoric of Idealism, Opportunity, and Abolition. (www.americanlyceum.neu.edu). Professor Katula is a frequent guest on radio and television programs on subjects such as political rhetoric and presidential debates.