Richard A. "Tony" Parker
Professor Emeritus of Speech Communication
Research and teaching interests
Critical analyses of legal communications, especially
judicial opinions and the writings of legal scholars, regarding the First
Amendment rights of free expression. These analyses juxtapose the work of
communication scholars with re-presentations of communication theory and
practices in the legal literature.
Representative research and creative activity
“Communication Studies and Free Speech Law” (pp. 9-19) and
“Brandenburg v. Ohio” (pp. 145-159), in Free Speech on Trial: Communication
Perspectives on Landmark Supreme Court Decisions, edited by Richard A. Parker
(Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2003).
“Revising Revisionist History: Consensus Theories of the
Framers’ Intent” (pp. 1-10), in Free Speech Yearbook 1987, vol. 28, edited by
Stephen A. Smith.
Links of interest
(National Communication Association)
PhD, in Speech: 1981, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,
PA. Emphases: Rhetoric, Argumentation.
MA, in Speech: 1971, University of Houston, Houston, TX.
Emphases: Rhetoric, Public Address.
BA, in Speech: 1969, University of Houston,
Houston, TX. Emphasis: Public Communication.