Prof. Kiewe’s areas of research are in rhetorical theory and criticism, political communication, presidential studies, argumentation, and persuasion.

Most recently Kiewe began teaching and researching, along with students, unsolved civil rights murders.

Kiewe has published in journals such as Communication Studies, Legal Studies Forum, Journal of American Culture, Argumentation and Advocacy, and Southern Communication Journal. He is the author of several books, including FDR’s First Fireside Chat: Public Confidence and the Banking Crisis (Texas A&M Press, 2007);  co-author of FDR’s Body Politics: The Rhetoric of Disability (Texas A&M Press, 2003); A Shining City on a Hill: Ronald Reagan’s Economic Rhetoric, 1951-1989 (Praeger, 1991); co-editor of Actor, Ideologue, Politician: The Public Speeches of Ronald Reagan (Greenwood, 1992); and editor of The Modern Presidency and Crisis Rhetoric (Praeger, 1994).

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