My research agenda, while still emerging, has and continues to take place at the intersection of three main areas: rhetorical criticism, governmentality and higher education.


Brigham, M.P. & Mabrey III, P.E. (2018) “’Homeland Security: Fighting Terrorism Since 1492’: A public Chrono-Controversy.” Decolonizing Native American Rhetoric: Communicating Self-Determination. Peter Lang Publishing.

Richards, K. & Mabrey III, P.E. (2018) “College Debate Community Climate: Data form the 2014 and 2015 College Policy Debate Survey.” Speaker & Gavel.

Mabrey III, P.E. (2017). “The CEDA-Miller Center War Powers Debates: A case for intercollegiate debate’s civic roles.” In Speech and Debate as Civic Education. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press.

Liu, J.C., Mabrey III, P.E., Rufo, J.R. and Miller, E. (2017). “Synchronous ‘elevator pitch’: teaching digital communication literacy with peer consultation and self-assessment.” In S.P. Ferris and H.A. Wilder (eds.) Unplugging from the Classroom. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing.

Mabrey III, P.E. and Richards, K. (2017). Evidence based decision-making and assessment for the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA). Contemporary Argumentation & Debate 36, 1-45.

Mabrey III, P.E. and Liu, J.C. (2013) “Digital Literacy, Social Media and Public Speaking: Building Literacy Through Student Produced Multimedia Informative Presentations.” In S.P. Ferris and H.A. Wilder (eds.) Plugged-In Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media. Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing.

Conference Presentations

“Communicating Food Policy,” From Famine to Foodies National Communication Association Seminar (Orlando, FL), 2012

“Re(-)presenting the Arab Spring: A Postcolonial Intervention,” Presenter, National Communication Association (Orlando, FL), 2012

“Debating Paperless: Debating in the Age of the Screen, Presenter, National Communication Association (Orlando, FL), 2012

“#occupywallstreet as Transversal Dissent: An Essay on Contemporary American Political Discourses of Change,” Presenter, Eastern Communication Association (Boston, MA), 2012

Invited Lectures

“Argument & Advocacy for Entrepreneurs,” James Madison University, MGT 472 Venture Creation, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013

“Food as Cultural Communication: An Introduction,” James Madison University, SCOM 248 Intercultural Communication, Fall 2012

“Communicating Sustainability: Integrating Sustainability as Process into a General Education Communication Course,” James Madison University Arboretum Collaborative, Spring 2012

“Flip Camera as Instruction Technology in GCOM 123,” James Madison University School of Communication Studies Basic Course Colloquium, Spring 2011

“Social Media Use in the Classroom,” James Madison University, Center for Instructional Technology Blended Institute, Fall 2011

“A.O. Atwater’s Nutrition Revolution and the Food Pyramid: An Analysis of Biopolitical Food Culture,” James Madison University School of Communication Studies Research Colloquium, Fall 2010


Mabrey III, Paul E., “Hurricane Katrina and the Third World: A Cluster Analysis of the “Third World” Label in the Mass Media Coverage of Hurricane Katrina” (2009). Communication Theses.Paper 55.

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