Dr. Rita Kirk is the William F May Endowed Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility and a professor of Corporate Communication & Public Affairs at Southern Methodist University. Kirk is a member of the Althshuler Distinguished Faculty and a Meadow's Distinguished Teaching Professor. She also holds the "M Award" for outstanding teaching from the SMU student body. Her research is in the area of political campaign communication, focusing on emergent technologies, the development of public arguments, and hate speech. Kirk and research partner Dan Schill serve as dial test analysts for CNN during the Presidential Primary and general election debates and have served as analysts for a wide range of media organizations. During the summer months, Kirk serves as the director of the SMU-in-London program.  You can find her at home on the SMU campus where she is the Faculty-in-Residence at Armstrong Commons.



Dr. Rita Kirk

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