Dr. Katula has served as Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University since 1990. Professor Katula received his B.A. in English from Western Michigan University, his M.A. in Speech from Northern Illinois University, and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of Illinois in 1974. In addition to his faculty appointment, Professor Katula serves as Director of the workshop on “The American Lyceum and Public Culture” sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has also been a Fulbright Scholar on two occasions.
Professor Katula is the author or co-author of three books, the most recent of which is A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric, 3rd ed. (Erlbaum, 2003). He has just completed a book entitled, The Eloquence of Edward Everett, to be published in 2009. He has also produced two documentaries, the most recent of which is the award-winning, The Gettysburg Address: A Speech for the Ages (1999). Professor Katula has also written numerous articles on political communication for popular and scholarly publications. In 2003, Professor Katula was presented with the Advisor-of-the-Year award from the College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Katula’s scholarly interests have focused on classical rhetoric and applications of rhetorical theory to public discourse in American society.
Dr Richard Katula retired from Northeastern University, as of Spring 2013.