Richard A Cherwitz
Dr. Richard Cherwitz (Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1978) is a member of the Rhetoric faculty in the Department of Communication Studies and in the Division of Rhetoric and Writing. He is the Founder and Director of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) -- a cutting-edge and nationally acclaimed cross-disciplinary initiative designed to leverage knowledge for social good by educating "citizen-scholars."
Publications include two scholarly books and more than one hundred articles, book chapters, reviews and papers. Dr. Cherwitz' essays have appeared in such journals as Philosophy and Rhetoric, Argumentation, The Quarterly Journal of Speech. In addition, he has been a frequent contributor to newspapers and educational publications, writing about issues pertaining to academic engagement and public scholarship?all utilizing and building upon his scholarly work in rhetoric. Dr. Cherwitz received two of the National Communication Association's top awards given to scholars in rhetoric: the Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award and the Douglas Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award, among many other awards for teaching and scholarship.