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W.F. Strong

Author, Professor & Radio Personality

Author, Professor & Radio Personality

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Los Fresnos, TX, USA
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W.F. Strong Biography

You might say that Dr. W. F. Strong is a student of all things Texas, including its history, literature, linguistics, music, art and modern culture. He is a Fulbright scholar and holds degrees in Communication and Literature from Abilene Christian University (1977), Communication and Oral Literature from The University of North Texas (1978) and he earned his PhD in Communication and Rhetoric (1985) from The University of Arizona. There he wrote his dissertation on Mark Twain’s Speaking, where he developed his intense interest in storytelling as an art form.

Dr. Strong grew up working on farms and ranches in South Texas and has consequently had a long connection with the Texas soil, as did his ancestors who farmed and ranched in North Texas for over a century. His familial background has nurtured his love for the vibrancy of Texas history, literature and culture.

He has authored two books on Texas: "Stories from Texas: some of them are true" (2018) and "Stories from Texas: some of them are true, Vol. II" (2021).

Volume one of "Stories from Texas," was highly praised by critics and remained a #1 Bestseller on Amazon (in its Texas category), for over two years. Glenn Dromgoole, a well-known Texas Lit critic wrote, “ ‘Ever Texan ought to read this book.” Bob Phillips of the Texas Country Reporter said that Strong’s writing gives us a “glimpse of the long story-telling tradition of the human race.” Volume II of "Stories from Texas" is earning similar praise. In addition to his books he writes a monthly Texas history column for the Texas Coop Power Magazine, which has a regional readership of three million.

For the past 8 years Dr. Strong has been the Texas commentator on the award-winning Texas Standard news program carried on 32 NPR stations across Texas. He is also a much sought after speaker for all nature of Texcentric topics. His favorite talk is “Texas: A State of Wonder.”

Currently, Dr. Strong is a Full Professor at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he has taught courses in communication, linguistics, culture and history for over 30 years.

W.F. Strong Speaking Topics

  • Texas: A State of Wonder

    A 30-40 minute generally humorous talk, complete with illustrative slides about the diverse beauty of Texas’s landscapes, the efficiency and delightful nature of the Texas dialect, and the unparalleled pride of Texans.

  • Stories from Texas: Some of them are true

    Texas tall tales, folklore and urban legends have created a rich heritage of stories that are both entertaining and inspiring. I tell some of the best of them and show how they helped define the Texas character as we know it today.

  • Measuring Texas - Defining Borders

    It took several hundred years for Texas to take the shape it has today. How it came to have the shape that is now recognizeable worldwide is the story of many dramatic conflicts that played out on battlefields and board rooms both near and far.

  • Entrepreneurs who Changed Texas Forever

    From H. L. Hunt to Elon Musk, entrepreneurs have always found Texas to be an empowering environment.

  • Great Texas Women

    Women have often been overlooked in Texas history, but there have been many women who have outshined the men of their time and made Texas a better place for their mastery of ranching, business and politics.

  • Stories that Changed the World

    These great stories are not about Texas. They’re simply fantastic stories about people around the world, who, against all odds, changed the world of their time and left us lessons that teach us how we might do the same. Subjects include Alexander the Great, Marcus Aurelius, Johann Gutenberg, Benjamin Franklin, and Marie Curie.

W.F. Strong Videos

  • LBJ Museum 15th Anniversary Gala - Featured Guest Speaker W.F. Strong
    The LBJ Museum of San Marcos was excited to host our Gala and Benefit celebrating our 15th anniversary. We were lucky to have author and radio...
  • Radio Storyteller (Texas Country Reporter)
    W. F. Strong loves to take to the airwaves and tell stories about our great state - and some of them are true.

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  • What topics does W.F. Strong speak about?

    W.F. Strong is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Communication, Culture, Education, Professors, University Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does W.F. Strong travel from?

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W.F. Strong is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Texas: A State of Wonder, Stories from Texas: Some of them are true, Measuring Texas - Defining Borders, Entrepreneurs who Changed Texas Forever, Great Texas Women and Stories that Changed the World. The estimated speaking fee range to book W.F. Strong for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. W.F. Strong generally travels from Los Fresnos, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jonah Berger, Caleb Gayle, Bobby Duffy, Julian Chambliss and Laura Snyder. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling W.F. Strong for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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