Clint is enrolled in the MA program in the Department of Communication Studies, with a concentration in rhetoric. Originally from Knoxville, TN, he earned a BAC in Communication Studies and a BA in English, with a concentration in creative writing, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Clint’s primary research focus is developing theoretical links between rhetorical and interpersonal conceptualizations of competence. Specifically, he examines ways in which Spitzberg and Cupach’s model of interpersonal competence (see Interpersonal Communication Competence, 1984) resembles and interacts with Hirst’s philosophy of brevitas (see http://www.russelhirst.com/home/about/).
In his research, Clint Graves focuses on describing and creating competence in message crafting.