Kevin Coe

About Kevin Coe

Kevin Coe (Ph.D. 2008, University of Illinois) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. His research focuses on the interaction of American political discourse, news media, and public opinion. He is especially interested in politicians’ strategic language choices and how these choices succeed or fail in influencing news coverage and public opinion. His scholarship has appeared in such journals as Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Public Opinion Quarterly. He is the coauthor, with David Domke, of The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America (2008, Oxford University Press). Professor Coe teaches classes on mass communication, media effects, and media and politics.

Selected Publications

Coe, K. (2011). George W. Bush, television news, and rationales for the Iraq War. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 55, 307-324.

Althaus, S. L., & Coe, K. (2011). Priming patriots: Social identity processes and the dynamics of public support for war. Public Opinion Quarterly, 75, 65-88.

Coe, K., & *Neumann, R. (2011). International identity in theory and practice: The case of the modern American presidency. Communication Monographs, 78, 139-161.

Coe, K., & *Reitzes, M. (2010). Obama on the stump: Features and determinants of a rhetorical approach. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 40, 391-413.

Domke, D., & Coe, K. (2010). The God strategy: How religion became a political weapon in America (Updated edition). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (Original work published 2008).

Coe, K., Tewksbury, D., Bond, B. J., Drogos, K. L., Porter, R. W., Yahn, A., & Zhang, Y. (2008). Hostile news: Partisan use and perceptions of cable news programming. Journal of Communication, 58, 201-219.

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Contact Information

Kevin Coe
Assistant Professor
Telephone: (520) 621-7077
Fax: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 219

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences