Dr. Amanda Brown

Communication Studies 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
        Communication Studies 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

Intellectual Contributions

    University-Funded Research

    Journal Article

    • Meister, M., Chamberlain, K., & Brown, A. (2006). Rejuvenating nature in commercial culture and the implications of the green commodity form.. Environmental Communication Yearbook, 6, 97-114.
    • Sellnow, D., & Brown, A. (2004). A rhetorical analysis of the underlying messages of justification in oppositional youth music of the new millennium. North Dakota Journal of Speech and Theatre, 17, 19-36.

    Book Review

    • Brown, A. So close, yet so far: The quest for advocacy and democracy in media. [Review of the books Virtual Publics: Policy and Community in an Electronic Age Brown and Black Communication: Latino and African American Conflict and Convergence in Mass Media]. . Review of Communication, 4, 205-212.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Casper, M., Jorgenson, D., & (April, 2015). Converging the Basic Course: Utilizing Interdisciplinary Connections to Create an Applied and Professional Oral Communication Course. Central States Communication Association Conference, Madison, WI.
    • Brown, A., Daggs, J., Ribarsky, E., Wang, T., & Watson Gaidis, R. (April, 2015). Doing it Alone: Challenges of the Paired Norm in Academia. Central States Communication Association Conference, Madison, WI.
    • 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.
    • Atay, A., Brown, A., Mason Bergen, K., & Shadinger, D. (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., Weismann, K., Gilmour, D., McCauliff, K., & Nesemeier, H. (March, 2012). Connecting Modern Technology and the Classroom: Best Practices for Online Tools. Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.
    • Brown, A., VanHorn, S., Nesemeier, H., & Weismann, K. (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., Nesemeier, H., Bryant, L., Beall, M., Copeland, K., & Carton, S. (March, 2012). Merging the Basic Course With the First Year Seminar: Progressive or Problematic?. Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.
    • Brown, A., & Nesemeier, H. (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. (April, 2011). So What Now? The Aftermath of Assessment. Central States Communication Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Brown, A., Jones, A., Manning, J., McMahan, D., Rollie, S., Aldridge-Sanford, A., & Willis-Rivera, J. (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., & Nesemeier, H. (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., Brucher-Moore, J., Nesemeier, H., Aldridge-Sanford, A., Fisher, A., & Grabowski, J. (April, 2010). Taking the Fear Out of Feminism. Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
    • 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., Swanson, W., Jalilvand, M., & Stauffacher, P. (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., & Casper, M. (November, 2007). Tragic Heroes and "Dirty Jobs". Mediated Catharsis Through Parasocial Interaction. National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
    • 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. (November, 2005). Getting to Know Your Friendly Neighborhood Library. National Communication Association Conference, Boston , MA.
    • Brown, A., & Child, J. (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.
    • Sellnow, D., Child, J., Brown, A., & Liu, M. (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.
    • Meister, M., Chamberlain, K., & Brown, A. (April, 2005). Rejuvenating Nature in Commercial Culture and Implications of the Green Commodity Form. Central States Communication Association Conference, Kansas City, MO.
    • Gold, A., & 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., McRoberts, D., & Ocana, 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.
    • Brand, J., & 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.

Applied Research

    Uncategorized

    • Central States Communication Association (Cleveland, OH)
      Bitter(sweet) controversy: Public perceptions of the Corn Refiners’ Association and high fructose corn syrup (student-directed research) (April 2012 - April 2012)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Menefee, J., Brown, A., & Sweat, J. Curricular Incubation Grant: Associates Degree Entitlement to Plan . Sponsored by UW-Stout, $9000 (Funded).
    • Brown, A. Academic Transformation Pilot Project for Fundamentals of Speech. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout Provost Office, $20000 (Funded).

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

    Award

    • Top Panel in Women's Caucus, Central States Communication Association (2012)
    • Certificate of Excellence , Aspire Program and Multicultural Student Services (2011)
    • Top Panel in Women's Caucus, Central States Communication Association (2010)
    • Top Panel in Instructional Resources, Central States Communication Association (2009)
    • Top Paper in Basic Course and Instructional Resources, Central States Communication Association (2005)
    • Top Three Paper in Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Central States Communication Association (2005)
    • Top Graduate Student Paper, Red River Student Communication Conference (2001)
    • Top Graduate Student Paper, Red River Student Communication Conference (2000)

Professional Memberships

  • Central States Communication Association (CSCA)

Service

    Department / School

    • Advisory Board Member, Master's in Technical Communication Advisory Board (2013 - Present)
    • Faculty Advisor, Communication Studies Minors (2011 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Departmental Personnel Committee (2011 - Present)
    • Committee Chair, Communication Studies Search Committee (2016 - 2016)
    • Organizer, Public Speaking Showcase (April 2016 - April 2016)
    • Committee Member, Theatre Technical Director Search Committee (2015 - 2015)
    • Committee Chair, Speech Communication Generalist Search Committee (2012 - 2012)
    • Committee Chair, Level I Promotion Committee (2011)
    • Committee Member, Spanish Professor Search Committee (2010 - 2010)
    • Committee Member, Speech Communication Generalist Search Committee (2009 - 2009)
    • Committee Member, College of Arts and Sciences- Level II Promotion Committee (2006)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Secretary, Faculty Senate (August 2015 - May 2017)
      • Committee Member, Provost Search Committee (2015 - 2015)
      • Representative, Faculty Senate Executive Committee (August 2014 - May 2015)
      • Representative, Faculty Senate (August 2014 - May 2015)
      • Committee Member, Positive Action, Ethics, and Competition Review Committee (August 2013 - May 2015)
      • Committee Member, General Education Committee (2011 - 2014)
      • Chairperson, All-University Promotion Committee (August 2013 - May 2014)
      • Committee Member, Professional Development Grant Review Committee (2011 - 2013)
      • Chairperson, Personnel Policies Committee (August 2012 - May 2013)
      • Representative, Faculty Senate Executive Committee (August 2011 - May 2013)
      • Representative, Faculty Senate (August 2010 - May 2013)
      • Committee Member, Personnel Policies Committee (August 2010 - May 2013)
      • Committee Member, Provost Search Committee (2012 - 2012)
      • Committee Member, Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Board (August 2009 - May 2012)
      • Committee Member, Professional Development Week Planning Committee (2010 - 2011)
      • Committee Member, All-University Promotion Committee (August 2010 - May 2011)
      • Committee Member, Center for Applied Ethics Director Search Committee (2010 - 2010)
      • Committee Member, Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Director Search Committee (2010 - 2010)
      • Committee Member, Curriculum and Instruction Committee (August 2009 - May 2010)
      • Committee Member, Student Grant Review Committee (August 2007 - May 2009)
      • Committee Member, UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research (January 2007 - May 2007)

    Community

    • Coached Presenters, TEDx (May 2015 - October 2015)