Faculty Profile

David Airne

David Airne

Director of Debate

Email: david.airne@umontana.edu
Office: LA 237

Curriculum Vitae


COMX 111a Public Speaking

COMX 240 Intro to Rhetoric

COMX 242 Argumentation

COMX 312 Forensics  

COMX 343 Persuasion  

COMX 380 Communication and Gender  

COMX 391 Gender and Sports Communication  

COMX 391 Poltical Campaigns & Communication







Research Interests

Masculinity & Gender--Sports and Music 

Political Campaigns--Political Spots and Debates



Airne, D.  (2016).  "Issue Ownership" In Praeger Handbook of Political Campaigning in the United States, Vol. 2.  (Ed. W. L. Benoit).  Santa Barbara, CA:  Praeger.

Airne, D.  (2002-2003).  Edited Obscenity: The FCC’s attack on a socially void Eminem. Free Speech Yearbook, 40, 96-106. 

Airne, D. & Benoit, W. L.  (2005).  2004 Illinois U.S. Senate Debates:  Keyes v. Obama. American Behavioral Scientist, 49. 343-352.

Airne, D., & Benoit, W. L. (2005).  Political Advertising in Campaign 2000.  Communication Quarterly, 53, 473-493.

Benoit, W. L. & Airne, D. (2009).  Non-presidential political advertising in campaign 2004.  Human Communication, 12, 91-117.

Benoit, W. L. & Airne, D. (2005).  A functional analysis of the Vice-Presidential debates. Argumentation and Advocacy, 41, 225-236.

Benoit, W. L. & Airne, D.  (2005).  Issue ownership for non-Presidential spots in 2002. Communication Quarterly, 53, 495-505.

Benoit, W. L., Airne, D., & Brazeal, L.  (2011).  Determinants of issue emphasis in Gubernatorial and Senate debates.  Human Communication14, 127-136.

Benoit, W. L., Brazeal, L. M., & Airne, D.  (2011).  Functional federalism and issue emphasis in political television spots.  Human Communication, 14, 383-392.

Benoit, W. L., Brazeal, L. M., & Airne, D.  (2007).  A functional analysis of televised U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial campaign debates.  Argumentation and Advocacy, 44, 75-89.

Benoit, W. L., Kluykovski, A. A., McHale, J. P., & Airne, D.  (2001).  A fantasy theme analysis of political cartoons on the Clinton-Lewinsky- Starr affair.  Critical Studies in Media Communication, 18, 377-394.

Benoit, W. L., Pier, P. M., Brazeal, L., McHale, J. P., Kluykovski, A., & Airne, D.  (2002). The Primary Decision:  A functional analysis of debates in Presidential primaries.  Westport, CT:  Praeger Publishers.

Glantz, M., Benoit, W. L., & Airne, D.  (2013).  A functional analysis of 2012 U.S. Presidential Primary Debates.  Argumentation and Advocacy, 49, 275-285. 

Holbert, R. L., Tschida, D. A., Dixon, M., Cherry, K.,  Steuber, K., & Airne, D.   (2005).  The West Wing and depictions of the American Presidency:  Expanding the domain of framing in political communication.  Communication Quarterly, 53, 505-522.