B.S.E., University of Arkansas; M.A., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Purdue University. Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. Dr. Waltman’s research examines the diverse functions of hate speech in multiple contexts. His research addresses the ways that hate is used to pursue a variety of social and personal goals, including the promotion of hate crime, ethnoviolence, and the maintenance of White privilege. Dr. Waltman’s teaching interests include Persuasion, Communication and Social Memory, Theories of Interpersonal Communication, and Hate Speech.
Current Research: Social and Political Uses of Hate Speech; The Essential Features of Anti-Hate Discourse