Dr. Shawn J. Parry – Giles is Professor of the Department of Communication and is the Director of the Rosenker Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership at the University of Maryland. She studies rhetoric and political culture with a focus on a study of the presidency, first lady, political campaigns, and the political culture of the post-Civil War era.

Dr. Parry-Giles is the author, co-author, or co-editor of seven books. Most recently, Dr. Parry-Giles co-authored (with David S. Kaufer) Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought. State College: Penn State University Press, 2017. She is also the co-author of the book: Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics (recipient of the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award). She also authored The Rhetorical Presidency, Propaganda, and the Cold War, 1945-1955 (named a Choice “Outstanding Academic Title”) and is a co-author of Constructing Clinton: Hyperreality and Presidential Image-Making in Postmodern Politics, as well as The Prime-Time Presidency: The West Wing and U.S. Nationalism (with Trevor Parry-Giles). Dr. Parry-Giles is also co-editor of the Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address (with J. Michael Hogan).

She is also co-editor of the journal: Voices of Democracy: U.S. Oratory Project–a project that was initially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is also the co-editor of the Recovering Democracy Archives: Speech Recovery Project.

Dr. Parry-Giles has published articles in such outlets as the Associated Press, Daily Kos, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Salon, and U.S. News and World Report