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Roderick P. Hart holds the Shivers Chair in Communication and is Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is the former dean of the Moody College of Communication at U.T. and the founding director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life.  He is the author or editor of fourteen books including "Political Keywords: Using Language that Uses Us" (Oxford, 2005) and, most recently, "Political Tone: What Leaders Say and Why" (Chicago, 2013).  He was selected as a Fellow of the International Communication Association, a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association, and received the Edelman Distinguished Career Award from the American Political Science Association. 

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