Dr. Amanda Brown

Speech Communication Minor Advisor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, and Performing Arts Department
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 210 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715-232-4059
Email: brownama@uwstout.edu

Teaching Interests: Courses Taught (2005-Present) Fundamentals of Speech Honors Fundamentals of Speech Fundamentals of Speech for the First Year Experience Interpersonal Communication Listening Speech Skills for Business and Industry Nonverbal Communication Interviewing Informational Interviewing Advanced Interpersonal Communication Courses Taught (1998-2005) Public Speaking Fundamentals Interpersonal Communication Persuasive Speaking Listening and Nonverbal Communication Business and Professional Speaking Small Group Communication

Professional Interests: SEARCH COMMITTEES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT • Provost, 2014-2015 • Provost, 2012 • Speech Communication Generalist, Department of Speech Communication, Foreign Languages, Theatre and Music, 2012 (Search Committee Chair) • Technical Director of Theatre, Department of Speech Communication, Foreign Languages, Theatre and Music, 2011 • Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Director, 2010 • Center for Applied Ethics Director, 2010 • Spanish Professor, Department of Speech Communication, Foreign Languages, Theatre and Music, 2010 • Speech Communication Generalist, Department of Speech Communication, Foreign Languages, Theatre and Music, 2009 • Technical Director of Theatre, Department of Speech Communication, Foreign Languages, Theatre and Music, 2008

Education

    • Ph D Communication
      North Dakota State University
      Fargo, ND, 2007
    • MA Communication
      North Dakota State University
      Fargo, ND, 2001
    • BS Speech Communication
      North Dakota State University
      Fargo, ND, 1998

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Speech Communication Minor Advisor
        2011 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Associate Professor
        2005 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Research Liaison
        2010 - 2012
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Faculty Research Associate
        2009
      • North Dakota State University
        Graduate Teaching Assistant
        1998 - 2005
      • North Dakota State University
        Forensics Teaching Assistant
        1998 - 1999

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Brown, A. (April, 2015). Doing it Alone: Challenges of the Paired Norm in Academia. Central States Communication Association Conference, Madison, WI.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2015). Utilizing Interdisciplinary Connections to Create an Applied and Professional Oral Communication Course. Central States Communication Association Conference, Madison, WI.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2015). You Studied for Prison? A Convergence of Perspectives on Orange is the New Black. Central States Communication Association Conference, Madison, WI.
    • Brown, A. (August, 2014). The Joy of Service. New Faculty Orientation Workshop,
    • Brown, A. (April, 2014). Bridging the Communication Gap: The Interdisciplinary Approaches to Enhance Learning Outcomes in the Basic Course and Beyond. Central States Communication Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2014). Elevating Standardization? Examining the Pros and Cons of Standardizing Entry-Level Freshman Courses and the Effects on the Basic Course. Central States Communication Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2014). The High-Functioning Sociopath: The Genius in "Sherlock". Central States Communication Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Brown, A. (August, 2013). Learning Outcomes and Assessment. Learning Community Workshop,
    • Brown, A. (August, 2012). Learning Community Assessment. Learning Community Workshop,
    • Brown, A. (May, 2012). Speak Up! Integrating Oral Communication Skills Across the Curriculum. May Day 2012,
    • Brown, A. (March, 2012). Connecting Modern Technology and the Classroom: Best Practices for Online Tools. Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.
    • Brown, A. (March, 2012). Homesick for Teaching Face to Face: A Discussion on the Challenges of Teaching an Online Course Beyond the Classroom. Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.
    • Brown, A. (March, 2012). Merging the Basic Course With the First Year Seminar: Progressive or Problematic?. Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.
    • Brown, A. (March, 2012). Once You Go Big, You Never Go Twig: Plus-Size Women as the Marginalized Other in TLC Programming. Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.
    • Brown, A. (February, 2012). Fostering a Culture of Academic Rigor and Integrity. Center for Applied Ethics Workshop,
    • Brown, A. (January, 2012). You Said, We Did. Professional Development Week,
    • Brown, A. (August, 2011). Learning Communities as a High Impact Teaching Practice. UW- Stout Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Workshop for New Instructors,
    • Brown, A. (June, 2011). Making Prior Learning Assessment Visible at UW-Stout Summer Institute Workshop. UW- Stout Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Workshop for New Instructors,
    • Brown, A. (May, 2011). Ten Million Served: Gendered Service in the Language and Literature Workplace. May Day 2011,
    • Brown, A. (April, 2011). So What Now? The Aftermath of Assessment. Central States Communication Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2011). We're in This Thing for Life: Communication Scholars Discuss Their Decisions to Become CSCA Life Members Early in Their Careers. Central States Communication Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Brown, A. (January, 2011). Undergraduate Research for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Professional Development Week,
    • Brown, A. (October, 2010). Assessment in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences . The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Speaker Series,
    • Brown, A. (September, 2010). Grading and Assessment. UW- Stout Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Workshop for New Instructors,
    • Brown, A. (May, 2010). What is the Relationship? Bloom's Taxonomy, Assessment, and the Retention of Information. May Day 2010,
    • Brown, A. (April, 2010). Discover(ing) Mediated Pedagogy: The Gendered Nature of the Discovery Networks. Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2010). Service Learning and Civic Engagement: Stocking the Lunchbox for an Educational Odyssey. Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2010). Taking the Fear Out of Feminism. Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Brown, A. (January, 2010). Just-In-Time Teaching Strategies: Using D2L to Personalize Content in Multi-Section Courses. Professional Development Week,
    • Brown, A. (October, 2009). Designing Assignments. UW- Stout Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Workshop for New Instructors,
    • Brown, A. (September, 2009). Funding Opportunities for Your Research and Professional Development. UW-Stout Professional Development Week,
    • Brown, A. (April, 2009). Moving Beyond the Sage on the Stage: The Trials and Tribulations of Technology in the Classroom. Central States Communication Association Conference, St. Louis, MO.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2009). Um... Rethinking Delivery. Central States Communication Association Conference, St. Louis, MO.
    • Brown, A. (January, 2009). Academic Transformation Projects: Two Departments Report on Changes in Multi-Section Courses. UW-Stout Professional Development Week,
    • Brown, A. (August, 2008). Assessing Academic Transformation Through Educational Technology. Vision 2020: Digital Ubiquity and University Transformation Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2008). Exploring, Explaining, and Engaging Through Laptops in the Classroom. Central States Communication Association Conference, Madison, WI.
    • Brown, A. (November, 2007). Tragic Heroes and "Dirty Jobs". Mediated Catharsis Through Parasocial Interaction. National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
    • Brown, A. (January, 2007). Designing a Learning Community in an Hour. UW-Stout Professional Development Week,
    • Brown, A. (January, 2007). Getting Humanized Feedback in Online Courses. UW-Stout Professional Development Week,
    • Brown, A. (November, 2006). Follow This, You Bitches: Sexuality, Beauty, and Empowerment in Cher's "Farewell Tour". National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2006). Getting to Know Your Friendly Neighborhood Library. UW-Stout Brown Bag Seminar,
    • Brown, A. (November, 2005). Getting to Know Your Friendly Neighborhood Library. National Communication Association Conference, Boston , MA.
    • Brown, A. (November, 2005). Girls Can't Play: Music Video's Role in the Construction of Gender Roles in Popular Music Videos. National Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2005). Can Public Speaking be Taught Online? A Comparative Examination of Student Speech Quality in Traditional and Online Courses. Central States Communication Association Conference, Kansas City, MO.
    • Brown, A. (April, 2005). Rejuvenating Nature in Commercial Culture and Implications of the Green Commodity Form. Central States Communication Association Conference, Kansas City, MO.
    • Brown, A. (2004). Intimate Partner Violence. Communication 212,
    • Brown, A. (November, 2003). Then and Now: A Biographical Analysis of Feminism in Action. National Communication Association Conference, Miami, FL.
    • Brown, A. (February, 2003). Images of Women in Popular Music Across Age Groups: The Quest to Appeal to a Youthful Audience. North Dakota State University Women's Week,
    • Brown, A. (November, 2002). Understanding Needs: An Analysis of Sustaining and Life Member of NCA. National Communication Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
    • Brown, A. (2001). Public Enemy? An Analysis of Eminem. Red River Student Communication Conference, Fargo, ND.
    • Brown, A. (November, 2001). Supporting Battered Woman Syndrome: The Use of Narrative in Justification of Clemency Cases in Ohio. National Communication Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
    • Brown, A. (2000). A Marxist-Feminist Critique of "Modern Bride". Red River Student Communication Conference, Fargo, ND.
    • Brown, A. (2000). Domestic Violence in "ER". Red River Student Communication Conference, Fargo, ND.
    • Brown, A. (2000). Parasocial Relationships in "The Real World". Red River Student Communication Conference, Fargo, ND.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Brown, A. Curricular Incubation Grant. $9000.
    • Menefee, J., Brown, A., & Sweat, J. Curricular Incubation Grant. Sponsored by UW-Stout (Funded).
    • Brown, A. Professional Development Grants. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout , $1136.
    • Brown, A. Academic Transformation Pilot Project for Fundamentals of Speech. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout Provost Office, $20000.
    • Brown, A. Professional Development Grants. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout , $1246.
    • Brown, A. Professional Development Grants. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout , $724.
    • Brown, A. Professional Development Grants. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout , $1305.
    • Brown, A. Professional Development Grants. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout , $750.
    • Brown, A. Professional Development Grants. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout , $750.

Reviewer / Editor

    Editorial Board Member

    • Communication Studies (2011 - Present)
    • Journal of the Communication, Speech, and Theatre Association of North Dakorta (2009 - Present)
    • Communication Teacher (2007 - Present)

    Reviewer

    • Women's Caucus

      Central States Communication Association (2012)

    • Media Studies Interest Group

      Central States Communication Association (2010)

    • Instructional Resources Division (2009 - 2010)
    • Mass Communication Division

      National Communication Association (2009)

    • Women's Caucus

      Central States Communication Association (2007 - 2009)

    • Feminist and Women's Studies Division

      National Communication Association (2008)

    Guest Reviewer

    • North Dakota Journal of Speech and Theatre (2006)

    Reviewer, Textbook

    • Pearson Education (2006)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

Service

    Department / School

    • Advisory Board (2013 - Present)
    • Personnel Committee (2011 - Present)
    • Advisor, Speech Communication Minors (2011 - Present)
    • Committee Chair, Textbook Committee (2010 - Present)
    • Judge, University and High School Forensics Competitions (2005 - Present)
    • Communication Consultant, Design 490 (2010 - 2012)
    • Communication Consultant, Packaging 485 (2010 - 2012)
    • Research Liaison (2009 - 2012)
    • Committee Chair, Level I Promotion Committee (2011)
    • Advisor, Undergraduate Students (2007 - 2011)
    • College of Arts and Sciences- Level II Promotion Committee (2006)

    College

    • Focus Group Facilitator, Office of Orientation and Student Success (2002 - Present)
    • Judge, University and High School Forensics Competitions (1998 - 2005)
    • Department of Communication Advising Week (2004)
    • Planning Committee, Red River Student Communication Conference (2002 - 2004)
    • Focus Group Facilitator, Diversity Commission (2002)
    • Counselor, North Dakota State University Speech and Debate Camp (1998 - 1999)
    • North Dakota State University Student Senate (1998)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Faculty Senate (2014 - 2017)
      • Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2014 - 2015)
      • Positive Action, Ethics, and Competition Review Committee (2013 - 2015)
      • Chairperson, All-University Promotion Committee (2013 - 2014)
      • Chairperson, All-University Promotion Committee (2013 - 2014)
      • General Education Committee (2011 - 2014)
      • Sherri Nero Award Judge (2013)
      • Chairperson, Personnel Policies Committee (2012 - 2013)
      • Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2011 - 2013)
      • Professional Development Grant Review Committee (2011 - 2013)
      • Faculty Senate (2010 - 2013)
      • Personnel Policies Committee (2010 - 2013)
      • Sherri Nero Award Judge (2012)
      • Applied Research Center Board (2010 - 2012)
      • Research Safety Committee (2010 - 2012)
      • Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Board (2009 - 2012)
      • All-University Promotion Committee (2010 - 2011)
      • All-University Promotion Committee (2010 - 2011)
      • Professional Development Week Planning Committee (2010 - 2011)
      • Curriculum and Instruction Committee (2009 - 2010)
      • Student Grant Review Committee (2007 - 2009)
      • Planning Committee, UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research (2007)
      • Department of Residence Life (2006)
      • Volunteer, Laptop Exchange (2006)

    Professional

    • Conference Chair, Central States Communication Association (2011)
    • Conference Chair, Central States Communication Association (2010)
    • Vice Chair and Program Planner, Central States Communication Association (2009)
    • Secretary, Central States Communication Association (2008)
    • Co-Chair, Central States Communication Association (2007)
    • Conference Chair, Central States Communication Association, Free Speech Rights, and Responsibilities Commission (2006)
    • Co-Vice Chair and Program Planner , Central States Communication Association (2006)
    • Vice Chair and Program Planner, Central States Communication Association, Free Speech Rights, and Responsibilities Commission (2005)
    • Secretary, Central States Communication Association, Free Speech Rights, and Responsibilities Commission (2004)