Faculty & Staff Directory
Campus Address: CA 309-D
Department of Communication Studies Chair, and Associate Professor of Communication Studies
B.S. Ball State University 1987
M.A. Ball State University 1989
Ph.D. Indiana University (Bloomington) 2000.
Political communication, gender, and public identity, studying the ways in which political identity is rhetorically constructed and contested in popular media.
Gender and Communication
New Frontiers Exploration Traveling Fellowship, 2011; Erasmus Mundus Scholar Grant, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2009-10; Trustees Teaching Award, IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, April 2010, 2008, 2006;
Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, Iowa State University, December 2005.
Co-Author of Governing Codes: Gender, Metaphor, and Political Identity (2005),
contributor to The Sage Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, Telling Political Lives: The Rhetorical Autobiographies of Women Leaders in the U.S. (2008), The Executive Branch of State Government (2006), Great American Orators (2005) and Navigating Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Women Governors (2000),
essays in SEEU Review (2006), White House Studies (2008), and Women's Studies in Communication (2010, 2004),
and author of book reviews in Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Quarterly Journal of Speech and Southern Communication Journal.
Executive Officer, Feminist and Women's Studies Division of the National Communication Association,