About the Author
Robert E. Denton Jr. holds the W. Thomas Rice Chair of Leadership Studies in the Pamplin College of Business and is professor in the Department of Communication at Virginia Tech. He has degrees in political science and communication from Wake Forest University and Purdue University. In addition to numerous articles, essays, and book chapters, he is author, coauthor, or editor of thirty books, several in multiple editions. Judith S. Trent is professor emerita of communication at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles. She has written and spoken widely on the subject of political campaign communication and is a frequent commentator and analyst on political campaigns and candidates for the ABC, NBC, and CBS television affiliates in Cincinnati, as well as Ohio/Cincinnati newspapers. Robert V. Friedenberg is professor emeritus of communication at Miami (Ohio) University. He is the author of numerous books, book chapters, and articles. He has served as a communication consultant for the Republican National Committee and has been involved in more than seventy political campaigns.