Professor James Arnt Aune was educated at St. Olaf College (BA summa cum laude, 1975) and Northwestern University (PhD 1980) and had been a faculty member of the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University since 1996 and served as Department Head between 2011-2013.  He was an exemplary scholar and educator, winning the National Communication Association's Distinguished Scholar Award, Diamond Anniversary Book Award, and the "Teachers on Teaching" Outstanding Educator Award as well as being named a "Fish Camp Namesake."  He is best known for his scholarship on Rhetorical Theory, Freedom of Speech, Economic Rhetoric, Legal Rhetoric, and Political Rhetoric and for his books Rhetoric & Marxism and Selling the Free Market as well as his many essays published in The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Philosophy & Rhetoric, and Rhetoric & Public Affairs.

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