Edward Schiappa conducts research in argumentation, media influence, and rhetorical theory. He is currently writing a book titled The Transgender Exigency: Defining Sex/Gender in the 21st Century.
He has published ten books and his research has appeared in such journals as Philosophy & Rhetoric, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric Review, Argumentation, Communication Monographs, and Communication Theory.
He has served as editor of Argumentation and Advocacy and received NCA's Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award in 2000 and the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Distinguished Scholar Award in 2006. He was named a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar in 2009.
Schiappa is former Head of CMS/W and is John E. Burchard Professor of the Humanities.