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Associate Professor

Area of Study: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication

Office: 300A Bynum Hall
Office Hours: Wednesday 12-2PM & By appointment



B.S.E., University of Arkansas

M.A., University of Kentucky

Ph.D., Purdue University

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.

Research Interests

Social and Political Uses of Hate Speech; The Essential Features of Anti-Hate Discourse