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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

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 Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, Fall 2014-Present
  • 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
  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Mass Media and Contemporary Society
  • Persuasion
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Cyberculture and Community
  • The Rhetorical Traditions
  • Rhetoric and Social Influence
  • Speaker-Audience Communication

Administrative & Service Responsibilities

  • Budgetary and Resources Policy Committee, Representative for Division of Liberal Arts, Fall 2015 – Spring 2017
  • IUPUC Speakeasy Competition Keynote Speaker, Spring 2015.
  • IUPUC Homecoming Committee, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015.
  • Conference Paper Reviewer for Central States Communication Association, 2012-2015.
  • Conference Application Reviewer for Rhetoric Society of America Institutes, 2013.
  • Conference Volunteer, National Communication Association Conference, 2007.

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. (2014). Disturbing the conventions of national political conventions: Crossover addresses and reluctant testimony. In C. Palczewski (Ed.), Disturbing argument: Selected works from the 18th NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation (pp. 207-212). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. & Neville-Shepard R. (2013). 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 Rhetoric, 5, 113-114.

 

Conference Presentations

  • Neville-Shepard, M. (2015, August). The restrained tongue: Recovering Bathsua Makin’s weapon in seventeenth century England. Presented at the Nineteenth NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation, Alta, UT.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (2015, April). The convergence of textual cues and audience pretext: An analysis of the multiple voices of allegorical interpretation as illuminated by Wicked. Paper to be presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, Madison, WI.
  • Neville-Shepard, M. (2014, April). Inarticulateness and authenticity: Sarah Palin’s unexpected recipe for populist success. Presented at the 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 and Attended 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.

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