Bachelor in Comm., U. Arkansas, 1972; Master of Arts in Comm., U. Arkansas, 1974; Doctor of Philosophy in Comm. Studies, Northwestern University, 1983.
Chief staff, Attorney General Arkansas, Little Rock, 1977-1978; executive assistant, Governor Arkansas, Little Rock, 1979-1980; professor committee, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, since 1982.
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State legislator Arkansas House of Representatives, Little Rock, 1971-1975. Vice president Arkansas Constitutional Convention, Little Rock, 1979-1980. Fellow American Communications Association.
Member Speech Comm. Association (chair, vice-chair Commision on Freedom of Expression since 1987, Golden Anniversary Monograph award 1992, Haiman award 1989, Wichelns award 1978).
Married Lindsley Farrar Armstrong, August 6, 1994. Children: Caleb Jefferson, Margaret Baldridge.