See below for a list of supporting faculty members within the Communication Department.

Shawny Anderson  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Ball State University:

  • Representative to the Curriculum Committee, Department of Speech Communication
    (1986 - 1987)

Community Service:

  • Fun, Laughs, Good Ride
    (July 2001 - 2002)
    compact disc comprised of ten original songs and/or arrangements produced as a fundraiser for the Heartland AIDSRide
  • Guest Speaker, Religion and Violence (invited by Professor Paul Giurlanda)
    (April 2001)
    To discuss prison education and alternatives to incarceration.
  • Volunteer Faculty Member and program organizing committee member, college program, San Quentin Prison.
    (March 1999 - Present)
  • Guest Speaker, Communication Theory, (invited by Professor Kusum Singh)
    (May 1997)
    to discuss contemporary developments in communication theory (May 1997 and Fall 1999)
  • Programming Co-Director, KPFA "We the People" radio show with former California governor Jerry Brown, Oakland, California
    (January 1997 - June 1997)
  • Guest Speaker, Research Methods in Sociology/Anthropology (invited by Professor Paola Sensi-Isolani)
    (1997)
    Guest lecture and discussion of my work using the method of "collaborative ethnography" in a work-in-progress in illuminating the lives of students in the college program of the Indiana Women's Prison.
  • Guest Speaker, The Rhetoric of AIDS (invited by Professor Rebecca Carroll)
    (November 1996)
    As part of a course unit on the peripheral impact of AIDS, particularly in "non-urban" locales and families, I helped lead discussion and took questions on my experiences as a primary caretaker of a family member with AIDS.
  • Co-Editor, Beat 2432 Newsletter, Chicago, Illinois
    (August 1994 - Present)
    The newsletter serves as the main communication line between grassroots community organizers and residents in the Rogers Park neighborhood in north Chicago.
  • Coordinator, "Playing with Culture" Arts Festival, West Lafayette, Indiana
    (September 1993)
    A series of workshops and performances designed to bring young people in the community in contact with artists and educators from across the Midwest.
  • As a performer, songwriter, and publicist for the musical/political collective Icemakers of the Revolution, I organized numerous benefits for community organizations, planned and facilitated a variety of community cultural events, and contributed to the p
    (1991 - 1993)
    Fisheye Frenzy, an 11-song compact disc and cassette distributed regionally throughout the Midwest, released in Fall of 1993; Number of Days, an 11-song compact disc and cassette distributed regionally throughout the Midwest, released in Spring of 1992; Choice, a 2-song "cassingle" (one song on each side of a short cassette tape), produced as a fund-raiser for the Tecumseh Area Planned Parenthood Association, released in Fall of 1992; Door #3, a 12-song cassette distributed throughout the Midwest, released in Spring of 1991
  • Workshop Leadership for campus and civic groups
    Enhancing Leadership Skills (Emerging Leaders Program, Loyola), Interviewing (Society of Mechanical Engineers, Purdue), Gender Politics on Campus (Phi Mu Sorority, Purdue), Networking with the Media (Association of College Entrepreneurs, Purdue), Music and Politics (Playing with Culture Arts Festival, West Lafayette, IN), Improving Academic Performance (Panhellenic Association, Ball State Univ.), Enhancing Conversational Skills (Sigma Kappa Sorority, Purdue)

Loyola University Chicago Department of Communication:

  • Member, Curriculum Committee
    (August 1995 - July 1996)
    Committee responsible for all curriculum decisions.
  • Co-Coordinator, 101 Task Force
    (August 1994 - July 1996)
    Committee designed to re-evaluate and refigure the basic communication course at Loyola.

Professional Organization:

  • National Communication Association
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • National Women's Studies Association
  • Radical Philosophy Association
  • Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender
  • International Communication Association

Purdue University:

  • Founding Member, Media Representative, and Vice President for the Graduate Employees Association
    (1989 - 1991)
  • Faculty Advisor, Students Against Racism
    (1989 - 1991)
  • Vice President, Communication Graduate Student Association, Department of Communication
    (1988 - 1989)

Service to the Field:

  • Reviewer, Arizona State University West undergraduate academic conference, Phoenix, AZ
    (March 2001)
  • Reviewer, Special Issue on Communication and Social Justice, Journal of Applied Communication Research
    (May 1998)
  • Chair, "Unexpected Sites of Democracy"
    (November 23, 1997 - November 27, 1997)
    Panel competitively selected for presentation at the Speech Communication Association national convention in San Diego, California
  • Chair, "American Culture High and Low: Film, Comics, Music, and the Communication Conference"
    (November 18, 1997 - November 23, 1997)
    Panel competitively selected for presentation at the National Communication Association national convention in Chicago, Illinois
  • Chair, "Broadening Basic Courses: Pedagogical Strategies for Introducing Culture into Lower-Division Communication Courses"
    (November 18, 1997 - November 23, 1997)
    Panel competitively selected for presentation at the National Communication Association national convention in Chicago, Illinois
  • Chair, American Studies Committee, National Communication Association
    (November 1997 - 1998)
    The chair takes primary responsibility for soliciting, reviewing, selecting, and organizing all conference submissions for the committee to the national convention in the following year.
  • Keynote Performer, (one of three), "We've Got to Start Meeting Like This"
    (March 1997)
    Invited participation in the featured session at the Central States Speech Association regional convention in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Panel Submission Reviewer, American Studies Division, Speech Communication Association national convention
    (November 1996 - Present)
  • Chair, "Outcasts, Outsiders, Outlaws, Offenders: Case Studies in the Representation of Transgression"
    (May 23, 1996 - May 27, 1996)
    Panel competitively selected for presentation at the International Communication Association national convention in Chicago, Illinois
  • Co-Chair, "Pedagogy in Men's and Women's Prisons," panel competitively selected for presentation at the "Pedagogy of the Oppressed"
    (March 21, 1996 - March 23, 1996)
    Panel competitively selected for presentation at the "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" national conference in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Respondent, "The Range of Rhetoric"
    (February 1996)
    Invited participation in the Lambda Pi Eta National Undergraduate Honors Conference in Chicago, Illinois
  • Chair, "Communication Under Control: Teaching and Research in the Total Institution"
    (November 17, 1995 - November 21, 1995)
    Panel competitively selected for presentation at the Speech Communication Association national convention in San Antonio, Texas
  • Panel Submission Reviewer, Women's Caucus, Speech Communication Association national convention
    (November 1995)
  • Chair, "Popular Constructions of the Social Roles of Women: Rhetorical, Cultural, and Media Analyses"
    (November 1994)
    Panel competitively selected for presentation at the Speech Communication Association national convention in New Orleans, LA

St. Mary's College:

  • Vice Chair, Educational Policies Board
    (September 2001 - 2002)
  • Chair, Undergraduate Policies Committee, Educational Policies Board
    (September 2001 - 2002)
  • Keynote Speaker, Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth College Day at Saint Mary's College
    (March 2001)
  • Coauthor, Proposal for a Minor in Justice and Community
    (October 1999)
  • Member, Jan Term Advisory Board
    (January 1999 - Present)
  • Coauthor, Proposal for a Minor in Justice and Community, passed by the Educational Policies Board
    (January 1999)
  • Member, Task Force on Academic Integrity
    (1999 - Present)
  • Member, Women's Studies Advisory Board
    (September 1998 - 2001)
  • Representative of the School of Liberal Arts, Educational Policies Board
    (September 1998 - Present)
  • Member (Chair, 1999-2001) Admissions and Academic Regulations Subcommittee, Educational Policies Board
    (September 1998 - May 2001)
  • Representative of the School of Liberal Arts, Educational Technology Committee
    (September 1997 - 1999)
  • Member, Filmhouse Advisory Board
    (September 1997 - 2000)
    Filmhouse is an interdisciplinary program to promote co-curricular events in conjunction with community-building on campus through regularly-scheduled film events.
  • Member, Disney Forum Steering Committee
    (September 1997 - Present)
    The Disney Forum is a planning committee that develops programming and events through the Department of Communication that serve the larger campus community.
  • Faculty Moderator, Women's Softball Team
    (September 1997 - Present)
  • Representative, School of Liberal Arts, Elections Committee
    (1997)
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Department of Communications
    (September 1996 - Present)
    Committee responsible for the 1996-97 internal curricular review.
  • Co-Founder and Member, Task Force on the Institute for Social Justice, School of Liberal Arts
    (September 1996 - 1999)
    Task force to explore the possibilities of providing specialized interaction between interested students and faculty members on issues of criminal justice, corrections, rehabilitation, intervention, social work, and law.
  • Member, Programs Abroad Committee
    (September 1996 - Present)
    Committee responsible for approving student applications for study abroad that will be used to fulfill graduation requirements.
  • Coauthor, Saint Mary's College Academic Honor Code
    Passed by the Educational Policies Board in May 2001, approved in principle by the Academic Senate in Fall 2001

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