Jeffrey Delbert

  • Ph.D., Political Rhetoric, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • M.A., Speech Communication and Rhetoric, State University of New York, Brockport
  • B.S., Broadcast Journalism, State University of New York, Brockport

Jeffrey Delbert joined the faculty at Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2012. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in argument, digital storytelling and campaign communication.

His research focuses on the intersection of media, politics and popular culture, exploring how rhetoric influences the public sphere. He has recently been published in Speaker & Gavel, Relevant Rhetoric, the Praeger Handbook of Political Communication and his co-authored book Rhetoric and Governance Under Trump.

Delbert also advises the campus radio station (WLRZ), teaching students how to use radio and podcasts to disseminate messages.

In 2021, Delbert received the Lenoir-Rhyne Faculty Scholar Award, which is presented to the faculty member who has made the greatest contribution to his/her discipline during the academic year.