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Professor English Department
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1979
tel.: 607-797-6481
fax.: 607-777-2408 

Areas of Interest

Compassionate, nonviolent communication 
Rhetorical theory and criticism 
Communications, ethics, and social action 
Voices of diversity 
Spiritual communication 
Organizational communication


Forgiveness and Child Abuse: Would YOU Forgive? (2006) For information about the book, go to 
The Native American Oral Tradition: Voices of the Spirit and Soul 
Helen Keller the Speaker: Blind but Seen, Deaf but Heard 
Abraham Lincoln the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (this book won a major award) 
Effective Employment Interviewing: Unlocking Human Potential

Current Projects

Compassionate Fairy Tales: A Mother Einhorn Collection, written with her students (circulating) 
Oh, the Sacred Places You'll Go: Spiritual Lessons from Dr. Seuss

Recent Articles

"Ghostwriting: Two Famous Ghosts Speak on the Nature of Ghostwriting and on the Ethical Implications of Ghostwriting" 
"I Object: Effective Strategies for Overcoming Objections in an Employment Interview" 
"A Twist of Principles: Presumption and Burden of Proof in the Virginia Ratification Debates on the Federal Constitution" 
"Richard Whately's Public Persuasion: The Relationship between His Rhetorical Theory and His Rhetorical Practice" 
"Did Napoleon Live? Presumption and Burden of Proof in Richard Whately's Historic Doubts Relative to Napoleon Boneparte" 
"The Argumentative Dimensions of Theorizing: Toward a Method for Analyzing Theories of Rhetoric"

Recent Courses Taught

Compassion, Nonviolent Communication 
Graduate course on Teaching Oral Communication Skills 
Communication, Ethics, and Social Action 
Rhetorical Foundations 
Oral Communication Skills 
Off-Campus-College Internship Seminar


The Robert Kibler Award, National Communication Association (2005). This award specifically was for "dedication to excellence, acceptance of diversity, concern for others, and forthrightness" as seen through "accomplishments in research, teaching, and service." 
Hero of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Peace Award, World Forgiveness Alliance (2004). Previous winners of this award include Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Desmond Tutu. The award is given to individuals who promote forgiveness as a way of creating a safer, more joyful, and more peaceful world. 
Distinguished Research Fellow- recognizing a lifetime of distinguished research (2000)-- youngest person to receive this lifetime award, earning it at age 47. 
Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Eastern Commnuication Association(1999)--youngest person to receive this lifetime award, earning it at age 46. 
Dean's Research Semester Award (1994) 
National Speaker's Association Outstanding Professor Award (1993) 
Everett Lee Hunt Award, Eastern Communication Association, for book, Abraham Lincoln the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (1993) 
Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. Award given annually by the national Speech Communication Association to "an individual who is a consummate educator" (1989)-youngest person to receive this award. 
Past President's Award, Eastern Communication Association (given to someone in his/her "mid-career" to recognize "distinguished research, teaching, and service to the Association and the profession"), (1985)-youngest person to receive this mid-career award, earning it at age 30. 
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1982-83-- received this award the first year she was eligible 
Karl Wallace Award-- National research award (1982)-- youngest person to receive this award.

Last Updated: 7/27/16