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Michael Lee

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Address: 5 College Way, Room 101
Phone: 843.953.8125

Michael J. Lee teaches and researches in the areas of rhetoric and political communication at the College of Charleston. Mike holds a Ph.D. (Communication) from the University of Minnesota as well as M.A. (Communication) and B.A. (Political Science) degrees from the University of Georgia.  His book, Creating Conservatism: Postwar Words that Made an American Movement (2014) earned four national book awards in the field.  Additionally, Mike has several award-winning conference papers in his research areas. His essays have been published in such journals as the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Feminist Media Studies, and the Journal of Applied Communication Research. Mike has also given frequent media interviews on a number of political topics.


Ph.D., Communication studies, University of Minnesota

Courses Taught

Course archive:
Comm 394 (Fall 2010)
COMM 395 (Fall 2008)