David R. Dewberry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Rider University. He earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Communication Ethics at the University of Denver in 2008. He is primarily a political rhetorician with a focus on free expression. He is the former editor of the Communication Law Review and First Amendment Studies. His work has been recognized with the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression by the National Communication Association, the James Madison Prize for Outstanding Free Speech Scholarship by the Southern States Communication Association, and the Richard S. Arnold Prize for First Amendment Scholarship. He is the author of The American Political Scandal: Free Speech, Public Discourse, and Democracy. He is also the author of “Music as Rhetoric: Music in the 2012 Presidential Campaign” in Robert Denton’s Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign, and “Musical Rhetoric: Popular Music in Presidential Campaigns,” which appears in the Atlantic Journal of Communication.