Craig R. Smith, Director Center for First Amendment Studies has won the 2010 Douglas Ehninger Award

August 24, 2010

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Craig R. Smith, Director, Center for First Amendment Studies  received the 2010 Douglas Ehninger Award for lifetime achievement in rhetorical scholarship from the National Communication Association.  In part, the award recognizes his monumental study Rhetoric and Human Consciousness: A History (Waveland Press) which is going into a second printing of its third edition.  The award will be presented in San Francisco at the November annual meeting of the association.  Dr. Smith has published 15 books and over 60 scholarly articles.  He served as a full-time speechwriter to President Gerald Ford and Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca.  He was a consultant to George H.W. Bush during his 1980 run for the presidency and CBS News for convention, election night, and inaugural coverage.  He has been a professor of Communication Studies at CSULB since 1988.