James J. Kimble, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication
College of Communication and the Arts

Dr. James J. Kimble is the Associate Director of the Buccino Leadership Institute's College of Communication & the Arts cohort as well as a professor within the College of Communication & the Arts. Previously, he has been a Fulbright Teaching Scholar at Croatia’s University of Rijeka 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. His books The Home Front: War Bonds and Domestic Propaganda and The 10¢ War: Comic Books, Propaganda, and World War II join many of his other publications in detailing the United States' use of propaganda during the World War II era to foster loyalty and support from American citizens.

Most of Dr. Kimble's 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 his attention, although he has also published research on the Civil War era and the Cold War.

Kimble is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a Fulbright Scholar Award, a Senior Fellow Designation from the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, and President's Award for Student Service.

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