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Communication & Media

Faculty and Staff

Sullivan, Patricia

Ph.D. University of Iowa (Rhetorical Studies)
B.A. Marquette University (Communication and English)


Professor

Department: Communication & Media
Office: CH-H 111
Phone: (845) 257-3456
E-mail: sullivap@newpaltz.edu

Director

Department: Honors Program
Office: CH-H 111
Phone: (845) 257-3456
E-mail: sullivap@newpaltz.edu

Teaching Interests

The Individual and Society (Honors Program)
Debates in U.S. History (Honors Program)
Introduction to Media Criticism
Aesthetics and Criticism of Television and Web
Theories of Persuasion
Political Communication
Communication and Gender
Argumentation

Research/Creative Activity

Gender, race, and class in political rhetoric; political apologies; new social movements; political ethics

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Article Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, & Gender (Fall 2000) The Zoe Baird Spectacle: Silences, Sins, and Status. With Lynn H. Turner. The Western Journal of Communication, 1999, 63(4), 413-432.

Book Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, & Gender (Fall 1997) From the Margins to the Center: Contemporary Women and Political Communication. With Lynn H. Turner, Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996.

Article Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, & Gender (Fall 1996) A Relational Approach to Moral Decision Making: The Majority Opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. With Steven R. Goldzwig. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1995, 81 (2), 167 190.

Publications

SELECTED BOOKS OR BOOK CHAPTERS

Contesting the So-Called Postracial Landscape of Presidential Politics: Obama, African Americans, and a Shifting Electorate (pp. 75-92). With Steven R. Goldzwig. In Venomous Speech: Problems with American Political Discourse on the Right and Left (Ed. Clarke Rountree). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013.

Political Communication Ethics: Postmodern Opportunities and Challenges (pp. 273-292). With Steven R. Goldzwig. In The Handbook on Communication Ethics
(Eds. George Cheney, Steve May, Debashish Munshi). Routledge/Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2010.

“Heaping Hostility on Hillary”: “Isms” in the 2008 Presidential Race (pp. 25-32). With Lynn H. Turner. In Gender Actualized: Cases in Communicatively Constructing Realities (Eds. Erika L. Kirby and M. Chad McBride). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2009.

Robert Francis Kennedy (pp. 238-247). With Steven R. Goldzwig. In American Voices: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Orators (Eds. Bernard K. Duffy and Richard W. Leeman). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.

Ralph Nader (pp. 330-338). With Steven R. Goldzwig. In American Voices: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Orators (Eds. Bernard K. Duffy and Richard W. Leeman). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.

New Approaches to Rhetoric. Collection of essays co-edited with Steven R. Goldzwig. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004.

Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes and ‘Tis: A Memoir: American Autobiographical Traditions and Narrative Constructions Of Whiteness (pp. 267-291). With Steven R. Goldzwig. In New Approaches to Rhetoric (Eds. Patricia A. Sullivan & Steven R. Goldzwig). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004.

Seven Lessons from President Clinton's Race Initiative: A Post-Mortem on the Politics of Desire (pp.143-171). With Steven R. Goldzwig. In The Clinton Presidency: A Communication Perspective.(Ed. Robert E. Denton, Jr.). Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.

Electronic Democracy, Virtual Politics, and Local Communities (pp. 51-73). With Steven R. Goldzwig. In Political Communication Ethics: An Oxymoron? (Ed.Robert E. Denton, Jr.). Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000.

SELECTED ARTICLES:
Narrative and Counternarrative in Mediated Coverage of Milwaukee Alderman Michael McGee. With Steven R. Goldzwig. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2000, 86 (2), 215-231.

The Zoe Baird Spectacle: Silences, Sins, and Status. With Lynn H. Turner. The Western Journal of Communication, 1999, 63(4), 413-432. Article award from Organization for Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (2000).

Abortion and Undue Burdens: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Judicial Decision Making. With Steven R. Goldzwig. Women & Politics, 1996, 16 (3), 27-54.

A Relational Approach to Moral Decision Making: The Majority Opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. With Steven R. Goldzwig. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1995, 81 (2), 167 190. Article award from Organization for Study of Communication, Language, & Gender (Fall 1996).

Post Assassination Newspaper Editorial Eulogies: Analysis and Assessment. With Steven R. Goldzwig. The Western Journal of Communication, 1995, 59,(2), 126 150.

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

National Communication Association Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender Eastern Communication Association

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