Vita

LINDA BARTLETT HOBGOOD
Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia 23173
(804) 289-8814
E-mail: lhobgood@richmond.edu

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Speech Communication May, 1976. University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia. Thesis: “Six Years And A Day: A Burkeian Analysis of Nixon’s Nomination Acceptance Speech and Staff Farewell.”

Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, History, January 1975 University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

University of Richmond August 1996-present: Speech Center Director. Established the center and operating procedures. Train peer tutors to staff the Speech Center. Added classes in Political Rhetoric, Business and Professional Speech, Theory & Pedagogy, Seminar in Rhetoric of Twentieth Century First Ladies, and Principles of Speech Communication to teaching responsibilities. In the spring of 2002, courses taught were expanded to include Speech Writing, and in 2003, Rhetoric and Public Address.

University of Richmond August 1995-1996 Instructor: Coordinated sections of Interpersonal Communication, taught all sections of Group Communication, and Seminar in Political Communication. Conducted research to design a Speech Across the Curriculum program and a Speech Center at the University.

August 1990-1995 Instructor: Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication, and Political Communication.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Reviewer for Speech/Communication Centers at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 2017, and for Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, February 2009.

Speaker and panel moderator, Bench Bar Conference, Henrico County Bar Association, Richmond, Virginia January 28, 2016.

Guest speaker at the invitation of Chris Daniel, Director, Richmond Center for Christian Study, Richmond, Virginia, 2015 and 2016.

Guest speaker at the invitation of Professor Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 2013-2015.

Consultant for presentations, Thomson, Siegel, and Walmsley, Inc. February 2015.
Consultant for panel presentations, Spider Management Fund, June 2012-May 2013.

Hosted tenth annual conference of the National Association of Communication Centers, entitled “Center to Sphere: A Decade and Beyond,” featuring keynote speakers John Adams of the Martin Agency and  Attorney and Richmond alumnus Michael Geiser. University of Richmond, March 18-19, 2011.

Hosted third Orator in Residence program: “Do Words Matter?”  November 19, 2010, at the University of Richmond featuring Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  Previous programs have included author and playwright Reid Buckley (2001) and poet and NEA Chair Dana Gioia (2004).

Developed one of Richmond’s first-year seminars entitled “The White House Said Today: Rhetoric of the Executive Branch,” Fall 2010.

Workshop presenter, University of Richmond’s Summer Institutes, designed to prepare faculty members teaching first year seminars to administer and evaluate speaking related assignments, May, June, August, and October 2010.

Consultant and presenter, Communication Excellence workshop, Altria, Inc., July 14, 2010. Richmond, VA.

Participant in DePauw University’s tribute to Professor Robert Weiss, March 13, 2010. Greencastle, IND.

Public Speaking Skills Training Seminar for Williams Mullen, LLC, June 3, 2009.

Trainer, MBA Residency Program, E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, 2006-2008. Richmond, VA.

Lecturer, Law and Leadership Summer Program “KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.”    Sponsored by the George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., August 1, 2008.

Presenter, Annual HOPE Conference, hosted by Randolph-Macon College, July 31, 2008.
Presenter, U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, July 28, 2004. Syria, VA.
Panel member: “Persuasive Speaking in the Courtroom: Communicate, Captivate, Convict.” Virginia Bench-Bar Conference October 26, 2006. Richmond, VA.
Facilitator: Faculty Workshop on Student Speaking Proficiency, Hampden Sydney College. April 18, 2008.
Public Speaking Workshop, Davenport and Co., LLC. August 25, 2005. Richmond, VA.
Faculty Workshop, Mary Washington College, May 12, 2004, and “The Politics of Spin.” Weinstein Hall Dedication Series Panel, University of Richmond, November 17, 2003.
Panel Moderator, “Working Out Our Destiny–Virginia Women Making History Today.” Library of Virginia, November 18, 2004.
Participant, Executive Seminar, Buckley School of Public Speaking, Camden, South Carolina. June 18-20, 2003.

Trainer, Staff Development Seminar at Hunton & Williams, LLC. May-September 1999.

Consultant to: Sterling Ransone, MD, successful candidate for Director, American Association of Family Physicians, July-August 2017, President, Virginia Asset Management, Inc. 2003-2004, DrPen, Inc. 2002-2003, Honeywell International, Inc. July-September 2002, United Way Loaned Leaders Training Program. August 2000 and August 2001. McMunn & Obeck, D.D.S. November 16, 1993 and June 19, 1994.Richmond, VA.

Presenter, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Commonwealth of Virginia. Emergency Preparedness Community Outreach Conference, Department of Emergency Management, Commonwealth of Virginia. November 19, 2002. Executive Development Program, YMCA. April 25, 1996, October 3, 1996 and February 11, 1997. Virginia Telecommunications Association, June 15, 1994, William Byrd Press (in association with Health Management Corporation), February 15 and 17, 1994 and December 15 and 17, 1992. Compliance Division, Virginia Department of Education, September 28, 1992. Virginia Department of Education, August 3, 1993 and July 13, 1993. Richmond, VA.

Consultant to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since April, 2000 and to the Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 1998-1999.

Campaign Manager May 1982-December 1982 Kenneth Robinson for Congress. Robinson’s margin of victory was the largest of any candidate in a contested race in Virginia in 1982.
Campaign Manager and Senate Administrative Aide June 1978-January 1984 John H. Chichester .
Consultant, June-November 1987 Bill Howell for Delegate Campaign.
Researcher and Speechwriting Assistant June 1975-September 1976 American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. Assisted in compilation of Administration’s Final Report to Congress.

Appointments Staff Assistant June 1974-September 1974 Office of the First Lady, The White House Upon resignation of President Nixon, duties included assisting Mrs. Ford and family.

White House Intern June 1973-September 1973 Assigned to Special Assistant William J. Baroody, Jr. and Counselor to the President Melvin R. Laird and Advisor to the President Bryce Harlow. June 1972-September 1973 Republican National Committee, Washington, D.C. Assigned to Co-Chairman Anne Armstrong, Edited publication, “Women in Public Service.”

PUBLICATIONS

“The Rhetorical Roots of Communication Centers.” Afterword in Communication Centers: A Theory Based Guide to Training and Management by Kathleeen J. Turner and Theodore F. Sheckels. Lexington Books, 2015. 193-205.

“Training Student Consultants: Moving Forward With a Backward Glance.” Southern Discourse in the Center: A Journal of Multiliteracy and Innovation Southeastern Writing Center Association, Fall 2014.

“Innovations in the Pursuit of Excellence.” Reading in Virginia: Journal of the Virginia State Reading Association (2007-2008), Vol. 30. 23-25. with Mavis Brown.

“Wisdom to Know the Difference: The Rhetoric of Pat Nixon.” Chapter 15 in Inventing a Voice: The Rhetoric of American First Ladies of the Twentieth Century, edited by Molly Meijer Wertheimer. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, Inc., 2004. Reprinted in paperback edition, Leading Ladies of the White House: Communication Strategies of Notable Twentieth-Century First Ladies. Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

“A Certain Comfort: Betty Ford as First Lady.” with Nicola Gutgold. Chapter 16 in Inventing a Voice: The Rhetoric of American First Ladies of the Twentieth Century, edited by Molly Meijer Wertheimer. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, Inc., 2004. Reprinted in paperback edition, Leading Ladies of the White House: Communication Strategies of Notable Twentieth-Century First Ladies. Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

“Invite an Administrator: University Administrators as an Audience for Student Presentations” (2002) Communication Teacher, Vol. 16,(2).With Ann Miller.

“Winning With Good Kids.” The University of Virginia Alumni News Magazine. Alumni Association of the University of Virginia. (2001, Winter). 26-31.

“Toward Speaking Proficiency: A Voluntary Approach.” Communication Education (2000,October). 49, Annandale, VA: National Communication Association 339-351.

PRESENTATIONS

“The Shadowing Experience: Essence of Consultant Training.” Panel paper presented at National Association of Communication Centers conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 21, 2017.

“Ends, Means, and Encouragement.” Panel paper presented at National Association of Communication Centers conference, Carlow University, April 23, 2016, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“Pundit as Prey: Rhetorics of Response.” Panel paper approved for presentation at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 22, 2015. Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Classic Balance: Pat Nixon, the Press, and Helen McCain Smith.” Panel paper accepted for presentation at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 21, 2015. Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The Point of the Center: Future in the Presence of the Past.” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 22, 2014. Chicago, Illinois.

“Disarming Departure: Pat Nixon as International Diplomat.” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 20, 2014. Chicago, Illinois.

“Knowing Pat: Collective Memory and First Ladies.” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 23, 2013. Washington, D.C.

“Speechwriting Logistics.” Presentation to College Communicators Annual Conference, October 11, 2013. Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.

Presented workshop on speaking excellence for support staff of Richmond City Council and Deputy Chief of Staff, Vincent E. Jones, City Hall Council Suite, Richmond, Virginia. March 13, 2013.

Keynote speaker, “Lily’s Eyes.” Richmond SPCA’s Fur Ball Fundraiser, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia.October 5, 2012

 “Claire and Sarah Visit the Speech Center: Public Speaking as Public Service” Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Association of Communication Centers, March 18-19, 2011. University of Richmond, Virginia.

“We’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” (Revised) Presentation to the Commonwealth Women’s Club, October 20, 2010. Richmond, Virginia.  Encore presentation, St. Mary’s Church, October 19, 2012. Richmond Virginia.

“The Apprentice’s Sorcerer: A Director’s Role.” Paper presented at the annual conference of  the National Association of Communication Centers, March 12, 2010. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.

“Establishing a Communication Center: Key Considerations Right from the Start.” Short course presenter and facilitator, National Communication Association annual convention, November 14, 2009. Chicago, Illinois.

“Student Consultants as Embodiments of Stability and Change.” Panel presentation at annual convention of National Communication Association, November 14, 2009. Chicago, Illinois.

“A Quarter Century of Growth in Service to the Discipline.” Panel presentation at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 13, 2009. Chicago, Illinois.

“We’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Presentation to the Open University, November 3, 2009. Richmond Virginia.

“Attention at the Center: What We Owe the Field and the Communities We Serve.” Paper presented National Association of Communication Centers, March 27, 2009. University of Pennsylvania,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Short Course presenter and facilitator, National Communication Association annual conventions, since 2003.
NCA Short course presenter, 2001 and 2002.

“Postgraduate Life of Former Consultants” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 22, 2008. San Diego, California.

“The Problem With the Promise.” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 22, 2008.  San Diego, California.

“The Legacy Left to Us.” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association. November 27, 2007. Chicago, Illinois.

“Desperate in the White House: Laura Bush Redefines Desperate Housewives as Site of Communication and Action” Political Comm. Division, presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 18, 2006, San Antonio, Texas.

“Of, By, and For: Communication Centers as Prototypical Sites.” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 17, 2006, San Antonio, Texas. Top Paper Award.

“Where Health of the Discipline Begins With Discipline: Selection, Training, Motivation, and Performance of Student Staff .” with Kyle Love. NCA November 18, 2005, Boston, Massachusetts.

“First Lady Profiles: Women of Paradox.” Address to the Congressional Club,  June 17, 2004. Washington, D.C.

“Training the Trainers: Sharing a Tradition With Those Who Will Contribute To It.” National Association of Communication Centers, April 17, 2004. Fredericksburg, Virginia.

“For Such a Time: The Candidacies of Elizabeth Dole.” NCA November 2003. Miami Beach, Florida.

“Development and Utilization of a Communication Center Website.” NACC, April 4, 2003, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Kenneth Burke Society panel paper presented at annual convention of the Southern States Communication Association, April 6, 2002 Winston Salem, NC. Revision presented  April 3, 2003. Birmingham, Alabama.

“Speaking of Pie: Formal Debate Outside the Communication Field–The Speech Center Assists.” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 21, 2002. New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Connecting Theory with Practice.” Panel paper presented at annual conference of the National Association of Communication Centers, April 19, 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana.

“Report on ˜Excellence at the Center’ Conference, NCA Summer Conference, June 7-8, 2001, Washington, D.C.

“Training and Motivating Student Staff,” Inaugural Excellence at the Center Conference, April 21, 2001, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.

“Conduct Becoming: The Rhetoric of Personal Diplomacy.” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the Southern States Communication Association, April 7, 2001, Lexington, Kentucky.

“Engaging in the Pursuit of Speaking Excellence: A Faculty Decision..” NCA, November 11, 2000, Seattle, WA.

“Communication Laboratories and Pedagogy: Faculty/Staff Development Implications and the Potential and    Challenges of Selected Approaches.” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association. November 3-7, 1999, Chicago, Illinois.

“Patricia Nixon and The Rhetoric of Personal Diplomacy.” Panel paper presented at annual convention of the National Communication Association, November 1999. Chicago, Illinois.

“The Public Image of a Political Spouse.” Women’s Resource Center, Seminar for the spouses of members of the Virginia General Assembly. February 4, 1995, University of Richmond.

“A Time of Change.” Member of panel discussion with Luci Johnson Nugent and Susan Ford Bales, and chaired by Dr. Carl Anthony. An ongoing series, covered by C-SPAN, on the evolving role of the President’s spouse in American History. Spoke at the request of the Nixon family on the role and experiences of Patricia Nixon. September 28, 1994, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

RESEARCH AND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Cultural Affairs Committee Grant in support of 2004 Orator-in-Residence program.

Suhor-Graham Foundation Grant awarded, for proposed “Orator in Residence” program, October 2001. Matching support received from E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond School of Law, and University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies.

PETE Grant, University of Richmond, April 1996. Funding awarded to conduct Faculty Development Workshop, “Toward Oral Proficiency: Planning and Designing a Speaking-Intensive Course in the Undergraduate Curriculum.”
PETE Grant, University of Richmond, June 1995. Assigned to research a “Speech Across the Curriculum” program and a Speaking Center at the University of Richmond.

ASSOCIATIONS AND AWARDS

“Distinguished Service Award” presented by the Communication Centers Section of the National Communication Association, November 14, 2009, Chicago, ILL.

“ODK Faculty Salute” for outstanding contributions as a faculty member2008-09, Omicron Delta Kappa, Epsilon chapter, University of Richmond, May 2009-2011.

“Jeanne Robertson Outstanding Professor Award” presented by the National Speakers Association, August 2005.

“Distinguished Educator Award” conferred by the Board of Trustees of the University of Richmond, August 2003.

President and Section Chair, National Association of Communication Centers of the National Communication Association, 2003-2004.

Achievement Hall of Fame, Chagrin Falls High School Alumni Association, Inducted September 2002, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Faculty Secretary, Omicron Delta Kappa Epsilon Circle, University of Richmond. 2002-2005.

Revised and Abbreviated. 11/1/2017