Kevin Coe portrait
  • Professor, Communication


  • B.A., Communications and Speech Communication, University of Washington
  • M.A., Communication, University of Washington
  • Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Illinois


Kevin Coe is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. Professor Coe’s research employs both quantitative and qualitative methods to better understand political communication, news media, and public opinion. His scholarship has appeared in such journals as Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Public Opinion Quarterly. He is the coauthor of two books, The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America (Oxford, 2010, with David Domke) and The Ubiquitous Presidency: Presidential Communication and Digital Democracy in Tumultuous Times (Oxford, forthcoming, with Joshua Scacco). Professor Coe teaches courses focusing on strategic communication, political communication, communication theory, argumentation, and content analysis. He is a native of Tacoma, Washington, and a product of the Tacoma Public Schools.