Dr. Michele Ramsey

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EDUCATION:           

Ph.D.               University of Georgia                                                    2000   

Major:              Speech Communication

 

Dissertation: Consumerism and citizenship : (Re)presentations of woman in advertisements and political cartoons, 1910-1920. Dissertation Committee: Dwight Brooks, Celeste Condit, Bonnie J. Dow (Chair), John M. Murphy, Edward Panetta

                                                           

M.S.               University of North Texas                                             1995               

Major:            Communication Studies

Minor:           Women’s Studies

                                                           

B.A.A.S.          University of North Texas                                             1992

Major:              Political Science

Minors:            Sociology, Communication Studies, and Criminal Justice

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

 

Fredericks, S., Ramsey, E.M., and Hornett, S. (2011). Kinship and Bystander Effect:  The Role of Others in Ethical Decisions. Journal of Religion and Business Ethics. Forthcoming.

 

Ramsey, E.M. (2006).  Driven from the public sphere: The conflation of women’s liberation and driving in advertising from 1910-1920. Women’s Studies in Communication, 29.1, pp. 88-112.

 

Ramsey, E.M. (2005). Protecting patriarchy: The myths of capitalism and patriotism in The People vs. Larry Flynt. Feminist Media Studies, 5.2, pp. 197-213.

 

Ramsey, E.M. (2005). Selling social status: Automobile advertisements in the Ladies’ Home Journal from 1910 to 1920. Women and Language, Spring 2005, pp. 26-38.        

 

Ramsey, E.M. (2004). Addressing issues of context in historical women’s public address. Women’s Studies in Communication, 27.3, pp. 252-276.

 

Ramsey, E.M., Achter, P., Condit, C.M. (2001). Genetics, race, and crime: An audience study exploring the effects of The Bell Curve and book reviews. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 18.1, pp. 1-22.  

 

Ramsey, E.M. (2000). Inventing citizens during World War I: Suffrage cartoons in The Woman Citizen. Western Journal of Communication, 64.2, pp. 113-147.

 

 

COMMENTARY AND REJOINDER ESSAYS:

Ramsey, E.M. and G. Santiago. (Spring, 2004). The conflation of homosexuality and femininity in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Feminist Media Studies, 4.3, pp.353-355.

 

Ramsey, E.M., Achter, P., Condit, C.M. (2001). Reading audiences: A reflection on the politics of the production of racism. Critical Studies in Media Communication Vol. 18.4, pp. 471-474.

 

 

COMMUNICATION PEDAGOGY:

Ramsey, E.M. (2004). Media Criticism Group Speech. Communication Teacher 18.1, pp. 20-22.

 

Ramsey, E. M. (2003). Communication ethics: The Challenger explosion. Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course 7 (Fall), pp. 87-97.

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Ramsey, E.M. 2007. Using language well: The power of effective and ethical language. Public Speaking: Enjoying Your Communication Confidence. 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS:

Ramsey, E. M. (2003). Who is this ideal woman and why does she keep following me? Review of Communication 3.2, pp. 180-184.   

 

Ramsey, E.M. (2001). Gender in contemporary fantasy and science fiction television. The Review of Communication, 2.1, pp. 109-114.

 

Ramsey, E.M. (1999). Review of Rhetoric Retold. Women’s Studies in Communication, 22.2, pp. 241-245.

 

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLISHED BLOGS/NEWSPAPER ESSAYS:

Ramsey, E.M. 2008. Reframing the Anti-Democratic, Anti-American, and Anti-Intellectual Rhetoric of "Elite". CommonSense2: Journal of Progressive Thought.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2008. The Democrats have been Framed by FOX. Commonsense2: Journal of Progressive Thought.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2007 The rhetorical power of “support the troops.” The Voice, April/May. Lancaster, PA.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2007. The rhetorical power of “support the troops.” CommonSense 2: Journal of Progressive Thought.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2007. How false choices encourage bad decisions. CommonSense 2: Journal of Progressive Thought.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2007. The War on Christmas? CommonSense 2: Journal of Progressive Thought.

 

 

CURRENT PROJECTS:

 

Ramsey, E.M., Hendrickson, J. and Sneeringer, B. "East Relief:  Pulling all Seven Samurai out of the Letters from Iwo Jima."

 

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

Ramsey, E.M. Building Bridges to the Transgendered Community: Strategies for Teaching. National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

 

Ramsey, E.M. and Hendrickson, J. 2009. Pulling All Seven Samurai out of Letters from Iwo Jima. National Communication Association Convention, Chicago.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2007. Restoring faith in public intellectualism. Presented at the National Communication Association national convention, Chicago, November 2007.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2006. The "War on Christmas: How the conservative plot to ban any opinion that differs from their own is worse than you thought. Presented at the National Communication Association national convention, San Antonio, November 2006.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2006. Media representations of the “War on Christmas” debate. Presented at the National Communication Association national convention, San Antonio, November 2006.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2005. Compulsory heterosexuality and the War on Poverty: The conflation of human and social rights. Presented at the National Communication Association national convention, Boston.

           

Ramsey, E.M. and Santiago, G. 2005. The politics of product: Consumerism and the construction of a “homosexual style” on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Presented at the National Communication Association national convention, Boston.

 

Ramsey, E.M. and Stella, M. 2005. How “I want my MTV!” became “I want my college degree!”: Linking student responsibility for academic advising to academic success. Presented at the National Academic Advising Association national convention, Las Vegas.

 

Ramsey, E.M. and Santiago, G. 2005. Queering capitalism: (Re)presenting male homosexuality in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Eastern Communication Association Convention, Pittsburgh.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2002. Proactive pedagogy: Engaging and transforming student resistance to feminist communication theories. National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2002. Inventing consumers: Automobile advertisements in the Ladies Home Journal from 1910-1920. National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2002. Addressing issues of context in historical women’s public address. Eastern Communication Convention, New York City, New York.

 

Ramsey, E.M. 2001. Recovering women: The positionalist perspective and historical women’s public address. National Communication Association Convention, Atlanta.

 

Ramsey, E. M. 1999. Inventing women during World War I: Suffrage cartoons in The Woman Citizen. National Communication Association Convention, Chicago.

 

Ramsey, E. M. 1996. Enacting racism: Clarence Thomas, George Bush, and the construction of social reality. Speech Communication Association National Convention, San Diego.

 

Ramsey, E. M. 1994. This is the Klan revisited!: Welcome back to the ‘Greatest White Christian revival in American history. Texas Speech Communication Association, Dallas.

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS FOR SCHOLARSHIP:

Top Paper Award, Mass Communication Interest Group. “Queering Capitalism: (Re)presenting Male Homosexuality on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” Eastern Communication Association Convention, Pittsburgh, April 2005.

 

Top Four Competitive Paper in Communication Theory and Methodology, Eastern Communication Association Convention. “Addressing issues of context in historical women’s public address.” New York, NY, 2002.

 

Cheris Kramarae Dissertation Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, 2001.

 

Top Three Competitive Paper in Public Address, National Communication Association Convention. “Inventing women during World War I: Suffrage cartoons in The Woman Citizen.” Chicago, 1999.

 

National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar in Rhetoric, University of Illinois, 1999.

 

 

OTHER HONORS AND AWARDS:

Achieving Woman Award, Faculty Category. Penn State University's Women's Commision, 2010.

 

Award for Outstanding Service to the College, Penn State Berks, 2009.

 

Excellence in Curricular Integration Award, Penn State Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transexual Equity, 2008.

 

Outstanding Faculty Academic Adviser, Penn State Berks, 2006.

 

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Georgia, 1998.

 

Professing Women Award, University of North Texas Women’s Coalition, 1995.

                       

Outstanding Service to the Department of Communication Studies, Graduate Student Award, University Honors Committee, 1993 and 1995.

                       

Outstanding Graduate Student, University Honors Committee, 1994.

                       

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Second Vice President, Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2008-2009.

 

Associate Editor, Women’s Studies in Communication, August 2000-present.

 

Guest Reviewer, Feminist Media Studies

 

Guest Reviewer, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

 

Associate Editor, Communication Studies, September 2002-May 2005.

 

Associate Editor, Critical Studies in Media Communication, June 2002-May 2004. 

 

Guest Reviewer, Critical Studies in Media Communication, August 2000-May 2002.

 

Editorial Assistant, Women’s Studies in Communication, 1997-1999. 

 

 

SELECTED SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY:

Program Coordinator, B.A. Communication Arts and Sciences, Spring 2008-present. 

 

Communication Arts and Sciences Basic Course Coordinator, Fall 2003-present.

 

Program Coordinator, Communication Arts and Sciences Minor, Fall 2003-present.

 

Program Co-Coordinator, American Studies Degree, 2005-2007

 

Chair, Academic Affairs and Outreach Committee, Berks Faculty Senate, Fall 2005-Spring 2007.

 

Member, Berks Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 2004-2005; 2005-2007.

 

Berks Faculty Senate, Faculty Senate representative for the Division of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Fall 2005- Spring 2007.

 

Member, Communication Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Committee, University Park, Spring 2005-present.

 

Member, College Strategic Planning Council for plan dated 2005-2008, Spring 2004-Spring 2005. Created organizational structure and areas of emphasis for the College Strategic Plan process.

 

Member, Strategic Planning Task Force for Public Relations and Marketing, Fall 2004- relating to the teaching, service, and research responsibilities of faculty.

 

Member, Physical Facilities Committee, Fall 2003-Spring 2004.

 

Faculty Advisor, Student Radio Club, Fall 2000-2005.

 

Faculty Advisor, Student Newspaper, Fall 2000-Spring 2002.

 

 

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Committee Member and Judicial Committee Member, Berks County Democratic Party

 

Committee Member, BCTV Programming Committee

 

Temporary Puppy Home, Canine Partners for Life, Cochranville, PA.

 

Volunteer, Opportunity House Emergency Shelter, Reading, PA.

 

Volunteer, Berks County Humane Society.

 

Mentor, Athens-Clarke County School District, 1997-2000.

           

Speaker’s Bureau, AIDS Coalition of Northeast Georgia, 1995-1999.

           

Graduate, Lewisville Leadership Program, City of Lewisville, Texas, 1991.

 

Member, North Texas Steering Committee, Ann Richards’ Gubernatorial Campaign, 1989-1990.

 

Phone Bank Coordinator, Ann Richards’ Gubernatorial Campaign, Denton/Lewisville, Texas, 1990.

 

Speaker’s Bureau, AIDS Resource Center in Dallas, Texas, 1988-1990.