Dr. James Herrick of the Hope College communication faculty has been appointed to the editorial board of "Argumentation and Advocacy," a professional journal.

The quarterly journal is published by the American
Forensics Association. It is edited by Dale Herbeck of
Boston College.

Herrick is a professor of communication and chair
of the department at Hope, where he has been on the faculty
since 1984. He specializes in courses in argumentation and

He also serves on the editorial boards of "The
Journal of the Association for Communication Administration"
and a new electronic journal called "The Review of

He is the author of four books concerned with
argumentation or rhetoric, including "The History and Theory
of Rhetoric: An Introduction," "The Radical Rhetoric of the
English Deists: The Discourse of Skepticism, 1680-1750,"
"Argumentation: Understanding and Shaping Arguments" and
"Critical Thinking: The Analysis of Arguments." He has
also had numerous articles appear in scholarly and popular
publications in addition to presenting several papers at
professional conventions.