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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
Curt Smith: Is this century the one in which the hapless Cubs finally rise to the top?
October 18, 2015
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
What is County Executive Maggie Brooks' legacy?
October 11, 2015
CURT SMITH: Charleston unites, Obama divides
July 11, 2015
WROC TV CBS 8
Extraordinary People: Curt Smith
February 20, 2015
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.