Senior Associate Dean, College of Communication & Information Sciences
Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Interests Her research interests include the history of rhetoric, especially classical and medieval rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, and the study of mediated rhetorical texts and critical literacy.
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“Teaching Classical Rhetoric in Practice: Evidence from Anselm de Besate.” The Classics in the Classroom: The Role of Ancient Texts in the Medieval and Renaissance Arts Curriculum as Revealed by Surviving Manuscripts and Early Printed Book.   Disputation Series, 20. Brepols Publishing, forthcoming fall 2012.

“Medieval Rhetoric.” Reprinted in The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Blackwell Reference Online. Ed. Wolfgang Donsbach. Blackwell Publishing, 2008.   http://www.communicationencyclopedia.com/subscriber/tocnode?id=g9781405131995_chunk_g978140513199523_ss58-1.

“Spanish Declaimers in the Elder Seneca.” Advances in the History of Rhetoric 10 (2007): 1-17.

with Sean Patrick O’Rourke. “Chapter 2: A Prolegomenon to the Future Study of Rhetoric and Propaganda: Critical Foundations.” Readings in Propaganda and Persuasion: New and Classic Essays. Ed.   Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O’Donnell.   Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2005.   51-71.

“Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius.” Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources. Ed. Michelle Ballif and Michael G. Moran.   Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005. 86-95.

“Hermagoras of Temnos.”   Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources. Ed. Michelle Ballif and Michael G. Moran.   Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005. 187-93.

“On Bryant’s Functions and Scope of Rhetoric: Rediviva Part 2?” Advances in the History of Rhetoric 7 (2004): 179-88.

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