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Adam Blood


Adam Blood, instructor of communication, teaches public speaking and is the director of the UWF Speech and Debate program.

Blood previously coached speech and debate teams at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and University of Central Missouri. Blood has focused his research on ideographs, virtue discourse, loyalty rhetoric, the rhetoric of religion, and demagoguery.

In addition to his research interests, Blood has taught multiple communication courses with concentration in areas including rhetoric, media and basic and professional communication.


Degrees & Institutions

Blood has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri and a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Central Missouri. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. 


Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Lee, R. & Blood, A. (2015) Ideographic Criticism. In J. Kuypers (Ed.) Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action. New York, NY: Rowan & Littlefield.

Blood, A., & Lee, R. (2019, In press). The visible and the invisible: Arguing about threats to loyalty in the Internet Age.  In C. J. Winkler (Ed.), Networking argument. New York, NY; Routledge

Publication in Popular Media

Blood, A (7/12/2016) Tips for Better Time Management. UNL Graduate Connections.

Blood A. (4/5/2016) Going Up: The Elevator Speech. UNL Graduate Connections.

Republished (5/8/2016) Going Up: The Elevator Speech. Tomorrow’s Professor, Stanford University.

Blood, A. (2015).The Time Chamber: A Novel (Meadville, PA: Fulton Books)