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Michael Laurence Butterworth University of Texas at Austin, Ohio University, Bowling Green State University, Indiana University, USA, College of Lake County, Northern Illinois University

Michael L. Butterworth (PhD, Indiana University) is director and associate professor of the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University.  He is the author of Baseball and Rhetorics of Purity: The National Pastime and American Identity during the War on Terror, as well numerous scholarly articles in such journals as Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Communication & Sport, Communication, Culture & Critique, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and the Quarterly Journal of Speech.  He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in communication and sport, with particular emphasis on metaphor, myth, and politics.  He also serves as the founding executive director for the International Association for Communication and Sport.