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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
It's How You Play the Game
March 08, 2013
Marco Rubio in the Media with Curt Smith
February 14, 2013
Newark Courier Gazette
CURT SMITH: A double play saddens upstate N.Y.
February 01, 2013
Exhibit features look into presidential speeches
January 30, 2013
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.