James R. Andrews


Sylvia E. Bowman Award (1997)
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Communication & Culture


James Andrews is Professor Emeritus of Communication and Culture, American Studies, and Victorian Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. He earned his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University (1966).

Formerly chair of IU's Department of Communication and Culture for 15 years, James Andrews has received several teaching awards, both university-wide and national, as well as national awards for his research. He is interested in British and U.S. public discourse, examining such questions as the role of rhetoric in the shaping of national identity, presidential rhetoric, and the interaction of imperialism and rhetoric. His numerous books and articles reflect his commitment both to research and to teaching, and Houghton-Mifflin has just published a new edition of his co-authored textbook on public speaking. Professor Andrews taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at Columbia University before coming to IU.

In 1993 he received the National Communication Association's Douglas Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award and was elected an NCA Distinguished Scholar in 2000. In 1997, the National Communication Association honored him with the Donald Ecroyd Award for Distinguished Teaching in Higher Education. In 1999, he received a Teaching Excellence Recognition Award from Indiana University. He serves on the editorial board of the Library of Presidential Rhetoric and will author a volume for this series on Andrew Jackson's veto of the bank bill.