James J. Kimble, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication & the Arts and Associate Director of the Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development
College of Communication and the Arts

Most of my scholarship involves domestic propaganda and the way it helps to construct a rhetorical community even as it fosters depictions of an enemy or Other. The discourse of the World War II home front draws most of my attention, although I have also published research on the Civil War era and the Cold War.

Hired in 2005, Dr. James Kimble is the Associate Director of the Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development’s College of Communication & the Arts cohort and as well as a professor within the College of Communication & the Arts. Prior to his time at Seton Hall University, Dr. Kimble was a Fulbright Teaching Scholar at the University of Rijeka in Croatia and the Director of Forensics and Speech at George Mason University. Though an expert in the communication field, Dr. Kimble specializes in studying domestic propaganda and the way it helps to construct a rhetorical community even as it fosters depictions of an enemy or other. The home front: War bonds and domestic propaganda and The 10¢ war: Comic books, propaganda, and World War II are just two of his publications that cover the United States’ usage of propaganda during the World War II era as well as other means of persuasion to maintain loyalty and support from American citizens. He is also the recipient of countless prestigious awards, including a Fulbright Scholar Award from the University of Rijeka, a Senior Fellow Designation from the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, and the Nonfiction Book of the Year Award from the Nebraska Center for the Book.

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