Mary Rose Williams
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Ph.D. Speech Communication: University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore., August, 1990.
Dissertation: “A Re-Conceptualization of Protest Rhetoric: Characteristics of Quilts as Protest.” Director: Sonja K. Foss
- M.A. Speech Communication: Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colo., August, 1986. Thesis: “Justification and Vindication: an Analysis of Richard Nixon’s Rhetorical Strategies.” Director: G. Jack Gravlee
- B.A. Communication: George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., May, 1984.
- A.A. Media Technology: Allegany College, Cumberland, Md., May, 1980.
Teaching at UW-Platteville
- Introduction to Mass Media
- Theories of Media and Culture
- Public Relations Principles
- Gender and Popular Culture
- Visual Communication
- Communication Research
- Business Communication
- Independent Studies
Governance Service 2013-14 Academic Year
- Faculty Senate
- BILSA Dean’s Advisory Council
- Complaints and Grievances Commission
- Appointment and Elections Committee
- Academic Standards Committee
- Student Discipline Committee
- Women’s and Gender Studies Program Council: Curriculum Committee and DRB Chair
- Search Committees: Ethnic Studies; Agronomy
- Media Studies: DRB Chair; Budget Committee; Library Representative
- Backlund, P., and M. R. Williams, eds. Readings in Gender Communication (Belmont, CA:Wadsworth, 2004).
- Williams, M. R., and M. D. Cooper. Power Persuasion: Moving an Ancient Art Into the Media Age, 3rd Ed. (Greenwood, IN: Electronic Video Group, 2002).
- Kennedy, L. B., and M. R. Williams. “The Past Without the Pain: The Manufacture of Nostalgia in Vietnam’s Tourist Industry,” in The Country of Memory: Remaking the Past in Late Socialist Vietnam. Hue-Tam Ho Tai, ed. (Davis, CA: University of California Press, 2001).
- Williams, M. R. “Riding Under the Influence: Frances Willard’s Theory of Rhetoric,” Journal of the Northwest Communication Association, 30, (2001): 73-93.
- Williams, M. R. “A Reconceptualization of Protest Rhetoric: Women’s Quilts as Rhetorical Forms,” Women’s Studies in Communication, 17 (1994): 20-44.
- Williams, M. R. and E. D. Rigsby. “The Non-Discursive Rhetoric of Television: Spinning the Wheel with Pat and Vanna,” In Television Criticism, Leah Vande Berg and Lawrence Wenner, eds. (White Plains, NY: Longman, 1991).
- National Communication Association: Critical and Cultural Studies Division; Feminist and Women’s Studies Division; Women’s Caucus.
- Dane County Beekeepers Association
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