Richard Leo Enos

Piper Professor and Lillian Radford Chair of Rhetoric and Composition, Emeritus
English | 817-257-7240


Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
MA, Indiana University, Bloomington
BA, California State University, East Bay

Courses Taught

Sophomore Composition
Propaganda Analysis and Persuasion
Classical Rhetoric
The History of Rhetoric: Medieval to Modern
Rhetoric and Criticism
Topical Seminars on Rhetoric & Composition

Areas of Focus

Rhetoric & Composition
Classical Rhetoric

Books: The Literate Mode of Cicero’s Legal Rhetoric; Greek Rhetoric Before Aristotle; Roman Rhetoric: Revolution and the Greek Influence. Other research on file.

  • 1996, Giles Wilkeson Gray Lecture at LSU
  • 1998, Kenneth Holder Memorial Lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • 2009, Nelson Scholar at Northwestern College (Iowa)
  • 2016, James Berlin Memorial Lecture at Purdue University
  • 2019,¬†American Society for the History of Rhetoric Conference¬†at University of Texas, Austin
  • 2007 TCU Deans’ Award
  • 2008 TCU Chancellor’s Award
  • 2009 Piper Professor (State of Texas)
  • 2006 George E. Yoos Distinguished Service Award, Rhetoric Society of America
  • 2006, Rhetoric Society of America Fellow

NCTE, Rhetoric Society of America, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

  • Past President, Rhetoric Society of America
  • Managing Committee, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens