Selected Academic Awards/Honors
* 2014 Summer Research Grant, James Madison University College of Arts & Letters
* 2013 Rising Star, James Madison University
* 2013 Professor-in-Residence, Mennonite Central Committee - Washington Office
* Seed Grant, James Madison University Center for Instructional Technology
* 2011 Lynn E. May Study Grant, Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
* 2011 Award for Teaching Excellence, James Madison University Chapter of the National Society for Leadership & Success
* 2009 Dissertation of the Year Award, Religious Communication Association
* 2009 Top Paper Award in the Eastern Communication Association's Political Communication Division
* 2009 Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award, University of Missouri Graduate School
* 2008 Graduate Research Award, University of Missouri Department of Communication
* 2007 Top Paper Award in the Central States Communication Association's Graduate Student Caucus
* 2006 Frank and Lila Gilman Memorial Fellowship Award, University of Missouri Department of Communication
* 2006 Top Student Paper Award in the Central States Communication Association's Communication Theory Division
* 2004 Top Paper Award in the Sooner Communication Conference's Graduate Division
* 2003 Top Student Paper Award in the National Communication Association's Pi Kappa Delta Division
* 2002 Top Student Paper Award in the National Communication Association's Pi Kappa Delta Division
*Kaylor, B. (2015). It’s all fun and games until someone loses the idea: Implications of the
“game” metaphor for competitive debate. The Forensic, 100, 3344.
*Kaylor, B. T. (2015). The windy road away. In C. L. Kell (ed). The exiled generations –
Legacies of the Southern Baptist Convention holy war (pp. 75-85). Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.
*Kaylor, B. (2014). Altar calls: Religious segmentation in campaign appeals. In D. Bystrom, M.
Banward, & M. McKinney (eds). alieNATION: The divide and conquer election of 2012 (pp. 277-295). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
* Kaylor, B. (2013). Earth-a-lujah!: The prophetic environmental discourse of Reverend Billy. Environmental Communication, 7, 391-408.* Kaylor, B. T. (2013). "God bless America" serves to rally Americans to war. Newspaper Research Journal, 34, 93-105.
* Compton, J., & Kaylor, B. (2012). Presidents as speech professors: United States presidents' public statements about public speaking. Journal of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, 42, 1-19.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2012). Kanye West versus Kris Allen: Teaching rhetorical structure via music. Communication Teacher, 26, 207-210.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2012). Words must mean something: Barack Obama's rhetoric and the Nobel Peace Prize. Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, 22, 58- 72.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2012). Cartoonish claims: Editorial cartoon depictions of religion. Mass Communication and Society, 15, 245-260.
* Aubrey, J. S., Olson, L., Fine, M., Hauser, T., Rhea, D., Kaylor, B., & Yang, A. (2012). Investigating personality and viewing-motivation correlates of reality television exposure. Communication Quarterly, 60, 80-102.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2012). A new law: The covenant speech of Barbara Jordan. Southern Communication Journal, 77, 10-23.
* Kaylor, B. (2011/2012). Give me that late night religion: Exploring the intersections between religion and late night comedy shows. Journal of Communication, Speech, and Theatre Association of North Dakota, 24, 19-26
* Kaylor, B. T. (2011). No Jack Kennedy: Mitt Romney’s “Faith in America” speech and the changing religious-political environment. Communication Studies, 62, 491-507.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2011). Building free speech: A case of First Amendment rights versus church architecture. Free Speech Yearbook, 45, 47-55.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2011). Just a little talk with Jesus: The portrayal of Jesus in NBC’s The Book of Daniel. Journal of Media and Religion, 10, 138-151.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2011). Altar call: The Democratic Party’s religious rhetoric as image repair discourse. Public Relations Review, 37, 250-256.
* Kaylor, B. (2011). Sheep without a shepherd (but with an archbishop): Foucault’s pastoral power and the denying of communion. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 19, 152-168.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2011). Accounting for the divine: Examining rhetorical claims of God’s inspiration. Journal of Communication and Religion, 34, 75-88.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2011). Modern Hebrew prophets: The Daily Show and religious satire. In T. Goodnow (ed). The Daily Show and rhetoric: Arguments, issues and strategies (pp. 207-222). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2010). Gracious submission: The Southern Baptist Convention’s press portrayals of women. Journal of Gender Studies, 19, 335-348.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2010). Putting God back in the jeremiad: The Two Futures Project and the argument for nuclear abolition. Evangelical Review of Society and Politics, 4, 31-46.
* Kaylor, B., & Credille, P. (2010). In the eye of the storm: Image repair discourse of Dan Rather and CBS after the Bush Guard memos story. Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, 26, 111-124.
* Kaylor, B. (2010). A rhetorical “God gap”: Religious-political rhetoric of George W. Bush and John F. Kerry. Journal of the Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri, 40, 27-47.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2010). Coverage of Terri Schiavo controversy not found to be anti-Christian. Newspaper Research Journal, 31, 69-76. Kaylor, B. T. (2010). Savior, fool, or demagogue?: Burkean frames surrounding the “Ten Commandments Judge.” K.B. Journal, 6 (2).
* Kaylor, B. T. (2009). The Holy Land Experience: Proposing a typology for studying museum communication. Florida Communication Journal, 37 (2), 11-22.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2009). Evangelism, entertainment, or education: Examining student responses to campus street preachers. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 34, 24-33.
* Kaylor, B. T., & Compton, J. (2009). Papal punchlines: Late night comedic treatment of Pope John Paul II. In J. R. Blaney & J. P. Zompetti (eds). The rhetoric of Pope John Paul II (pp. 3-22). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2008). A Burkean poetic frames analysis of the 2004 presidential ads. Communication Quarterly, 56, 168-183.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2008). From faithful to heretics: The Catholic Church’s response to the Voice of the Faithful. Rocky Mountain Communication Review, 4, 16-26.
* Kaylor, B., & Fisher, B. (2007). Onward Christian soldiers: Southern Baptist Convention’s support for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Journal of the Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri, 37, 61-77.
* Kaylor, B. T. (2007). Dusting off the trophies: Filling in the gaps in the forensics collective memory. Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal, 34, 88-96.
* Kaylor, B. T., & Fisher, B. D. (2006). The Council of Conservative Citizens attempts a face-lift: Defending against accurate charges of racism. Kentucky Journal of Communication, 25, 59-73.