Martin J. Medhurst is Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Baylor
University in Waco, Texas. He has held teaching positions at the University of California,
Davis, and at Texas A&M University.
His areas of specialization include presidential rhetoric, civil-religious discourse,
and cold war rhetoric. He is the author or editor of ten books and more than 60 articles
and chapters in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary outlets. He is the founder
and current editor of Rhetoric & Public Affairs, an interdisciplinary quarterly.