Dr. Vatz specializes in persuasion, language and psychiatry, political rhetoric. Recipient of Towson University’s “Distinguished Professor” award, first “Faculty Member of the Year, 2009-10,” four outstanding teacher awards and four University merit awards and others. Author of about 500 articles, reviews and papers in professional journals, newspapers and conventions. Blogs regularly for Red Maryland. Commentator: local radio, TV; guested on PBS' “Firing Line,” CNN's “Larry King Live” and Crossfire, and “Donahue.” Associate Editor and Board of Trustees, USA Today Magazine. 30-year member of Towson University Senate.
Dr. Vatz's book, The Only Authentic Book of Persuasion, argues for a paradigm shift in the field of persuasion. It is available at Kendall Hunt.