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roseann mandziuk


Dr. Roseann Mandziuk

University Distinguished Professor

2019 NCA 2nd Vice President Candidate

B.A. Wayne State University
M.S. Illinois State University
Ph.D. University of Iowa
Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Media and Cultural Studies, Feminist Studies

Office: Centennial Hall 309
Phone: 512.245.3136

About Dr. Mandziuk

Dr. Mandziuk teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in rhetorical studies, including methods, criticism, and theory. She also teaches courses that survey contemporary public communication contexts, including protest movements, media, and consumer culture. Dr. Mandziuk was selected as a Fulbright Scholar Award recipient in India for Spring 2019 and will be a professor in residence at the M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women in Chennai. She also received a 2011 Fulbright Scholar Award in Poland and served as a professor at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Additionally, she has served as a visiting professor at Moscow State University and the University of Amsterdam. She has received four Presidential Distinction Awards for Excellence in Teaching from Texas State University.

Dr. Mandziuk's research focuses upon the rhetorical uses of history, as well as upon the critique of contemporary images of women. She is the co-author of a book about the rhetoric of Sojourner Truth, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on such topics as public memorials and museums, presidential candidates’ spouses, and rhetorics of domination. Dr. Mandziuk also is a past editor of the journal Women's Studies in Communication. She received the 2017 Francine Merritt Award from the National Communication Association, as well as the 2014 Michael M. Osborn Teacher-Scholar Award and the 2008 Gender Scholar of the Year award from the Southern States Communication Association. Her essay, "The Rhetorical Construction of Sojourner Truth," co-authored with Suzanne P. Fitch, received the Rose B. Johnson Publication award from SSCA. She also received the 2008 Multicultural and Gender Studies Faculty Member of the Year Award at Texas State University.

Dr. Mandziuk actively participates in her academic associations. She served as President of the Southern States Communication Association in 2017, and also has chaired the SSCA Publications Committee and the Rhetoric and Public Address Division. For the National Communication Association she currently serves as a member of the Diversity Council, and was a member of the NCA Affirmative Action and Inter-Caucus Committee since 2004. Additionally she served as the National Communication Association’s Finance Board Director in 2007 and 2010, and as a member of the Executive Committee from 2005-2007 and 2009-2010. She chaired the 2018 Task Force on NCA’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in Convention Site Selection and Planning and the 2010 NCA Task Force on Affiliate Organizations. Other service for NCA includes the Working Group on NCA Diversity, Chair of the Feminist and Women Studies Division, and Chair of the Women’s Caucus. She also served as Presidential Fellow at Texas State in 2003-2004 and was selected as an American Council on Education Fellow in 2005-2006. Dr. Mandziuk was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service from Texas State University in 2013.

Roseann Mandziuk for NCA 2nd Vice President

Being nominated for Second Vice President of NCA is a tremendous honor. If elected, I pledge to build on my sustained record of service, scholarship, and teaching to advance NCA and enact the commitment to “fostering and promoting a diverse and inclusive organization” that is central in our bylaws. Together we can enhance transparency, enrich open dialogue, and responsively serve the needs of our membership.

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