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Meredith Neville-Shepard, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Division of Liberal Arts
RC Room 102

PHONE: 812.348.7225
FAX: 812.348.7370
E-MAIL: nevillem@iupuc.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2014
  • M.A., University of Kansas, 2010
  • B.A., Furman University, 2008

Professional Activities

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Arts, Indiana University Kokomo, Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication Studies. University of Kansas, Fall 2008 – Summer 2012

Courses Taught

  • Public Speaking
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Introduction to Speech Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Cyberculture and Community
  • The Rhetorical Traditions
  • Rhetoric and Social Influence
  • Speaker-Audience Communication

Awards & Activities

  • J. Jeffrey Auer Top Student Paper Award. Central States Communication Association, Political Communication Division with a cash prize of $50, (Neville-Shepard, M., Inarticulateness and authenticity: Sarah Palin’s unexpected recipe for populist success) (2014)
  • Wil Linkugel Departmental Research Award. Awarded by the Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas with a cash prize of $250. (2013)
  • Top Four Student Paper. Central States Communication Association, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group. (Neville-Shepard, M., Tea steeped in suffrage: How 19th century women appropriated the Boston Tea Party).(2012)
  • Outstanding Instruction in the Basic Course Award. Awarded by the Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas. (2010)
  • Commencement Speaker. Selected by the John H. Crabtree Student Commencement Speaker Selection Committee to deliver the Furman University undergraduate keynote address. (2008)
  • Endel Medal for Excellence in Communication Studies. Awarded by the Department of Communication Studies, Furman University. (2008)

Publications

  • Neville-Shepard, M. (forthcoming). Disturbing the conventions of national political conventions: Crossover addresses and reluctant testimony. Proceedings of the Eighteenth NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation. Washington, DC: National Communication Association.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. & Neville-Shepard R. (forthcoming). ContractfromAmerica.org. In K. Harvey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. CQ Press.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (2012). Criteria for judging historical analogies:  A case study of the Boston Tea Party analogy. In R.C. Rowland (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventeenth NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation (pp. 364-370). Washington, DC: National Communication Association.
  • Song, Y. & Neville, M. (2009). Landscaping: Seven tips to write references in APA style. In L. Carver, K. Grill, and K. Bruss (Eds.), Blueprint for Success: University of Kansas 2009-2010 Edition (pp. 46-50). Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2009.
  • Neville, M. (2008). An objection to Feldman’s objections. Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoricc, 5, 113-114.

Manuscripts in Progress

  • Neville-Shepard, M. Inarticulateness and authenticity: Sarah Palin’s unexpected recipe for populist success. To be submitted to Western Journal of Communication.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (in progress). Varying reactions to violence in American dissent: A case study of Norman Morrison and self-immolation. Journal TBD.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (in progress). The comic and tragic frame & the murder of Osama bin Laden: Equipment for living versus equipment for surviving. Journal TBD.

Conference Presentations

  • Neville-Shepard, M. D. (2014, April). Inarticulateness and authenticity: Sarah Palin’s unexpected recipe for populist success. To be presented at Central States Communication Association Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (2013, November). The emerging genre of the national convention party cross over address: An analysis of Zell Miller, Joe Lieberman, and James Leach. Presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (2013, July). Disturbing the conventions of national political conventions: The genre of the crossover address. Presented at the Eighteenth NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation, Alta, UT.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (2013, June). Accepted to The visual rhetorics of violence: Cultural trauma and visual representation workshop. Biennial RSA Summer Institute, Lawrence, KS.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (2013, April). The comic and tragic frame & the murder of Osama bin Laden: Equipment for living versus equipment for surviving. Presented at Central States Communication Association Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (2013, April). Communicating the possible – You CAN survive comps! Panel contributor at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (November, 2012). The restrained tongue—Bathsua Makin’s weapon in seventeenth century England: Examining “An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen. Presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (November, 2012). Celebrating and critiquing COMMunity narratives of social protest: The case of 19th century suffragists. Presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (March, 2012). Tea steeped in suffrage: How 19th century women appropriated the Boston Tea Party. Presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (March, 2012). What’s so political about performance?: Bridging discussions of Political Communication and Performance Studies. Panel contributor at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (March, 2012). Rejecting violence in democracy:  An analysis of Norman Morrison’s self-Immolation. Paper presented at the Symbolic Violence Conference, Bryan, Texas.
  • Neville, M. D. (2011, July). Rationali-tea: Suffragists and the appropriation of the Boston Tea Party. Paper presented at the Seventeenth NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation, Alta, UT.
  • Neville, M. D. (2011, March). Defining dissent: The multiple narratives of the Boston Tea Party. Paper presented at the University of Kansas Graduate Student Research Competition, Lawrence, KS.
  • Neville, M. D. (2010, November). Building bridges between friends: An analysis of Gilmore Girls as a representation of Danielle Allen’s public sphere. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Neville, M. D. (2010, November). Building bridges between theater and oratory: An examination of the relationship between Bitzer’s rhetorical situation and Hagen’s six steps. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Neville, M. D. (2010, November). I hear America singing: An examination of song’s contribution to the public memory of the Boston Tea Party. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Neville, M. D. (2010, May). Who’s hosting the Boston Tea Party?: A discussion of emplotment and public memory. Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Neville, M. D. (2009, November). The changing climate of rhetoric: A study of the Weather Underground’s violent actions. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Neville, M. D. (2009, April). G.I.F.T.S. presentation: It’s not what you say, but how you say it. Central States Communication Association Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Neville, M. D. (2008, May). Violence as rhetoric: A study of the Weather Underground. Paper presented at the Promise of Reason Conference. Eugene, OR.
  • Neville, M. D. (2008, April). Violence as rhetoric: A study of the Weather Underground. Paper presented at the Theodore Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference in Communication, Southern States Communication Association, Savannah, GA.