Jim Farrell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of New Hampshire. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin--Madison in 1988. His dissertation, "John Adams and the Ciceronian Paradigm," was a study of the influence of Cicero's speaking and writing on the career and discourse of John Adams. He teaches courses in argumentation, political rhetoric, and the history of public address. His research interests include classical influences on American rhetoric, 18th and 19th-century American public address, rhetoric and political judgment, and the history of Irish nationalist discourse.