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

Education

    • Ph D Communication
      North Dakota State University
      Fargo, ND, 2007
    • MA Communication
      North Dakota State University
      Fargo, ND, 2001
    • BS 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 -
      • 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 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)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

Professional Memberships

  • Central States Communication Association (CSCA)

Service

    Department / School

    • Master's in Technical Communication Advisory Board (2013 - Present)
    • Departmental Personnel Committee (2011 - Present)
    • Advisor, Speech Communication Minors (2011 - Present)
    • Committee Chair, Level I Promotion Committee (2011)
    • College of Arts and Sciences- Level II Promotion Committee (2006)

    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)
      • General Education Committee (2011 - 2014)
      • 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)
      • Applied Research Center Board (2010 - 2012)
      • Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Board (2009 - 2012)
      • 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)