Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

The McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Mary Stuckey

Mary Stuckey

Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences

232 Sparks Building


Ph.D., Department of Government and International Relations, University of Notre Dame, 1984.
M.A., Department of Government and International Relations,University of Notre Dame, 1984.
B.A., Department of Political Science, University of California-Davis, Honors, 1981.


Mary E. Stuckey specializes in political and presidential rhetoric, political communication, and American Indian politics. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of twelve books and author or coauthor of roughly 80 essays and book chapters. She has received the Michael M. Osborn Teacher/Scholar Award, the Rose B. Johnson Award (with Zoe Hess-Carney), the Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award, the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award, and the inaugural Carl Couch Center, Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Award. She has served as editor of the Southern Communication Journal and as book review editor for Rhetoric and Public Affairs. She is Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech. She currently co-edits (with Mitchell McKinney) Peter Lang’s series, The Frontiers of Political Communication. She received the John Sisco Teaching Award from the Southern States Communication Association, the Pi Sigma Alpha Teaching Award from the American Political Science Association, and the Elsie M. Hood Teaching Award from the University of Mississippi. Her current book project is on the rhetoric of political change. Professor Stuckey teaches courses in Media and Political Communication (CAS 530), Persuasion and Propaganda, and American Public Address.