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Stasis Theory

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Stasis Theory is a four-part question to determine the facts, meaning, quality and policy of an argument. In this workshop you will learn how to apply stasis theory to develop and critically evaluate persuasive strategies.

Please read the following articles for this workshop:

1. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/opinion/sunday/ross-douthat-obama-the-theologian.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fross-douthat



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Randall Fowler is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication in the area of rhetoric and political culture. A double graduate of Baylor University, he earned his M.A. in Communication Studes in 2016 and his B.A. with majors in Communciation Studies and Religion and a minor in Arabic in 2012. He is also a former Fulbright award grantee to Jordan and an AmeriCorps VISTA alumnus.

Randall's research explores the intersections of presidential rhetoric, American Middle East policy, the Cold War, Islam, and terrorism. He is the author of the upcoming More Than a Doctrine: The Eisenhower Era in the Middle East (to be released in 2018, available here). Randall's work has also appeared in the academic journal Rhetoric & Public Affairs and Christ & Pop Culture magazine.

Randall is currently an instructor for COMM 107 - Oral Communication: Principles and Practices. Randall is a native of Abilene, Texas.

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