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Scholarly Interest Report
David S. Worth
Lecturer in Humanities
  • B.A Communication Studies (1993) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
  • Ph.D. Communication (2003) University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
  • M.A. Communication Studies (1995) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
  • B.A. Philosophy (1993) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
Primary Department
   School of Humanities
Department Affiliations
  • School of Humanities
     Rice Speech and Debate
     George R. Brown Forensics Society
    Research Areas
     Forensics pedagogy, space and communication, philosophy of communication, rhetorical theory
    Teaching Areas
     public speaking, argumentation and debate, rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism,intercultural communication, leadership communication, political communication, historical and intellectual foundations of leadership, leadership communication, rhetoric of communication, business and professional communication
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles

    Worth, D. (2010). Awards As Mulitdiscursive Artifacts. National Forensic Journal. 26, 9-13. 


    Worth, D. & Reed, W. (2010). Women of Color and the Parliamentary Debate Experience. Parliamentary Debate: The Journal of the National Parliamentary Debate Association, 12(1), 23-43.


    Worth, D. (2003). Magic, will, and discourse: Rhetoric as technology. Integrative Explorations: Journal of Culture and Consciousness, 7(1), 186-196.


    Worth, D. (2002). Increasing forensics research: Recognizing our strengths. National Forensic Journal, 20(1), 66-70. 


    Williams, D.E., McGee, B.R., & Worth, D.S. (2001). University student perceptions of the efficacy of debate participation: An empirical investigation. Argumentation and Advocacy, 37, 198-209.


    Worth, D. S. (2000). Expressions of modernity: New York City as perspectival mental-rationality. Integrative Explorations: Journal of Culture and Consciousness, 6 (1), 101-111.


    Williams, D.E. & Worth, D.S. (1996). Judging the space/time case in                                               parliamentary debate. Southern Forensic Journal, 1, 52-57.      


    Worth, D. (2010). The built environment as communication: Totality, alterity, and dissociation in urban and suburban spaces. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag.

     Book chapters

    Worth, D. (2013). Atomization and communication anxiety. In C. McIlwain (Ed.), Philosophy and Method in Cultural Criticism. New Jersey: Hampton Press.


    Worth, D. (2003). Atomization and communication anxiety: Modernity and the mobile telephone.  Intersections: The Journal of Global Communication and Culture, 2(5), 167-176. 


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    Worth, D. (2013) Program spotlight: Forensics. Humanitas: The magazine of the School of Humanities at Rice University, Spring 2013, 10-11. 


    "See CV for full list of conference papers.."


    Worth, D. (2010). Diaphaneity in Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy. Presented at the Annual Meeting

    of the International Jean Gebser Society, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. 



    Worth, D. (2010). Exploring Space in a Competition Setting: Ethnography of Space at Forensics

    Tournaments. Presented at the National Communication Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. 


    Editorial Positions
     Editor, Communication, Comparative Cultures and Civilizations. Hampton Press. (2013 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Parliamentary Debate: The Journal of the National Parliamentary Debate Association. (2006 - 2006)

     Editor, Communication, Comparative Cultures and Civilizations . Hampton. (2010 - 2010)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Distinguished Service Award, National Individual Event Tournament, American Forensics Association (April 2017)

     Educator of the Year, Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (2/1/2014)

     Sarofim Teaching Prize, School of Humanities, Rice University (April, 2014)

     Multiple sweepstakes and individual speech and debate awards,