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Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Department of English
Areas of expertise: Presidential rhetoric; American presidents of the radio/television age; sports broadcasting, especially but not limited to baseball, football, basketball, and hockey; public speaking
Department of English faculty: Curt Smith
In the News
Obama library can generate hope and change
April 05, 2014
Canandaigua Daily Messenger
Curt Smith: Ralph Waite's death evokes the timeless love of The Waltons'
March 16, 2014
Curt Smith: Parental influence reflected in how Derek Jeter carries himself
March 02, 2014
CURT SMITH: Why Florida is sunnier than us
January 19, 2014
Curt Smith wrote more speeches than anyone for former President George H.W. Bush. He is the author of 12 books. He has hosted XM Satellite Radio, National Public Radio affiliate, Smithsonian Institution, and Baseball Hall of Fame series. He has been named New York State's best radio commentator and has written for ESPN TV and many newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated. He teaches public speaking to promote effective language and delivery. His course Presidential Rhetoric explores how U.S. presidents communicate by press conference, text address, and extemporaneous speech.