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Shawny Anderson  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • M.A. Speech Communication. Emphasis: Rhetorical Studies and Popular Culture, Ball State University, August 1998
    A Fantasy Theme Analysis of Farm Aid
  • Ph.D. Major: Rhetorical Theory/Criticism and Cultural St, Purdue University, May 1994
    Condensed Hegemony: A Cultural/Ideological Analysis of Reader's Digest, 1980-1992
  • B.A. Major: Speech Communication. Minors: Organizational Communication and Counseling Psychology., Ball State University, May 1986

Teaching Experience:

  • Volunteer Instructor - Patten College Program in San Quentin Prison (1999 - 2005)
  • Assistant Professor - Loyola University Chicago, Department of Communication (1994 - 1996)
  • Instructor - Ball State University, Department of Speech Communication, Extension Program at the Indiana Women's Prison (1992 - 1995)
  • Graduate Employee - Purdue University, Department of Communication (1987 - 1988)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant - Ball State University, Department of Speech Communication (1986 - 1987)
  • Undergraduate Fellow - Ball State University, Honors College (1984 - 1986)

Awards:

  • CILSA Engaged Faculty Award - Saint Mary's College of California (2011)
    Awarded to an exemplary faculty member who promotes engaged learning.
  • DeLaSalle Award - Saint Mary's College of California (2007)
    Outstanding Faculty Member in the spirit of Jean Baptiste deLasalle.
  • Bruce Kendall Award for Excellence in Teaching - Purdue University Department of Communication (1994)
  • $12,000 - Eli Lilly and Company Matching Gift Program (1993)
    Awarded for continuing contributions as an Indiana artist for the completion of the "Fisheye FrenzyAwarded for continuing contributions as an Indiana artist for the completion of the "Fisheye Frenzy"
  • $1500 - Puffin Foundation (1993)
    Awarded for continuing social and political service toward the completion of the "Fisheye Frenzy" album project.
  • $1000 - Share It Now Foundation (1992)
    Awarded for continuing social and political service for the completion of the "Choice" project to benefit Planned Parenthood.

Fellowships:

  • David Ross Summer Research Fellowship - Purdue University (1991)
  • Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship - Ball State University (1985)
  • Undergraduate Honors Research Fellowship - Ball State University (1984)

Honors:

  • Faculty Development Opportunity - Saint Mary's College of California (1998)
    A faculty development opportunity allows the recipient a course reduction as a means of rewarding active scholarship.
  • Mundelein College Outstanding Faculty Member Award - Loyola University Chicago (1996)
    Mundelein College is the designation for all non-traditional students within the larger university who take night classes and courses by special arrangement to complete degrees on a part-time basis. Though most regular faculty interact with Mundelein stud
  • Instructor of one of four "Recommended Courses" to be taken at Purdue University - College Book (1990)
    Listed as Instructor of one of four "Recommended Courses" to be taken at Purdue University in 1990 and 1992 editions of a nationally distributed guide to colleges and universities (Birnbach, Lisa. College Book. New York: Fireside, 1992).
  • Outstanding Graduate in the Department of Speech Communication - Ball State University (May 1986)
  • Professor of the Year - Saint Mary's College of California

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Reconstructing Americana. Anderson, Shawny A. (panel)
    2001 National Communication Association national convention
    (November 2001)
  • Engaging Communication: Race, Memory, Power, and Identity. (panel)
    2000 National Communication Association national convention in Seattle, WA
    (November 02, 2000)
  • Selected Readings. Anderson, Shawny (panel or forum member)
    2000 National Communication Association national convention in Seattle, WA
    Performative piece utilizing writings of prisoners in the Indiana Women's Prison as part of a panel entitled "Unlocking the Doors for Incarcerated Women"
    (November 2000)
  • 'She Thinks Just Like I Do': College Women's Identification with Ally McBeal. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    1999 National Communication Association national convention in Chicago, IL
    (November 1999)
  • Accessing Cultural Literacy through TV: Mediated Life Experience in the Indiana Women's Prison. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) convention in Minneapolis, MN
    competitively selected as part of a panel entitled "Feminisms and Media Literacy: Explorations and Strategies for Reading Media Texts"
    (October 1999)
  • Sweet Freedom's Song. (panel)
    National Communication Association Conference in New York, NY
    (November 1998)
  • The Cultural Artifact Speech: Guiding Topic Selection and Leading Discussion on Issues of Culture. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    National Communication Association national convention in Chicago, IL
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Broadening Basic Courses: Pedagogical Strategies for Introducing Culture into Lower-Division Communication Classes"
    (November 18, 1997)
  • Preconvention Conference on Community-Based Scholarship. Anderson, Shawny (poster)
    National Communication Association national convention in Chicago, IL
    Invited Participation on Poster Session and Working Group for day-long inquiry into community-based research
    (November 18, 1997)
  • Escaping Monotony in Public Speaking: Guiding Topic Selection Toward Creativity and Productivity. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Speech Communication Association national convention in San Diego, California
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "On Our Honors: Teaching Honors Courses in Communication"
    (November 23, 1996)
  • Oppositional Decoding and Grassroots Activism: Resisting Media Hysteria About Gangs and Violence. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Speech Communication Association national convention in San Diego, California
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Unexpected Sites of Democracy"
    (November 23, 1996)
  • Prisoners' Testimonies on Work, Culture, and The Promise of Rehabilitation in the Indiana Women's Prison. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Radical Philosophy Association national convention in West Lafayette, Indiana
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "The Death Penalty and the Prison-Industrial Complex"
    (November 14, 1996)
  • Philosophies of Gender: A Historical Overview of the Rhetoric of the Body. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Rhetoric Society of America national convention in Tucson, Arizona
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Intersections of Philosophy and Rhetoric"
    (May 31, 1996)
  • Sentenced but not Silenced: Reclaiming Agency in the Indiana Women's Prison. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    International Communication Association national convention in Chicago, Illinois
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Outcasts, Outsiders, Outlaws, Offenders: Case Studies in the Representation of Transgression"
    (May 23, 1996)
  • Constructing a New Ethnicity: Guillermo Gomez-Pena and the 'Revolting Pochos'. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Conference on Performance Studies, Evanston, Illinois
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Performance of Identity"
    (March 23, 1996)
  • Breaking Out: Overcoming Obstacles to Higher Education in the Indiana Women's Prison. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" national conference in Omaha, Nebraska
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Pedagogy in Men's and Women's Prisons"
    (March 21, 1996)
  • Collaborative Ethnography: Combining Teaching and Research in Participative Pedagogy. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Speech Communication Association national convention in San Antonio, Texas
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Communication Under Control: Teaching and Research in the Total Institution"
    (November 17, 1995)
  • Ethnography as Advocacy. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Conference on the Role of Advocacy in the Classroom, sponsored by an interdisciplinary collective of professional organizations in liberal arts and humanities, Pittsburgh, PA
    (June 02, 1995)
  • Preventing Hysteria through Grassroots Organizing: The Beat 2432 Gang Team. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    The Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO
    (March 09, 1995)
  • Radical Classrooms in Prisons: Allowing Prisoners' Voices to Be Heard. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Radical Philosophy Association's National Conference, "Uniting for Social Change," Des Moines, Iowa
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Radical Classrooms in Prisons: Combining Progressive Pedagogy and Outreach Projects"
    (November 03, 1994)
  • Antifeminist Articulations of Artificial Ideals in Reader's Digest. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    American Studies Division of the Speech Communication Association for presentation at the national convention in New Orleans, LA
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Popular Constructions of the Social Roles of Women: Rhetorical, Cultural, and Media Analyses"
    (November 1994)
  • The Unique Communication Environment of the Indiana Women's Prison. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Midwest Radical Scholars and Activists Conference, Chicago, Illinois
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Voices from the Belly of the Beast"
    (October 14, 1994)
  • Cultural Studies Meets Biology/Physiology: An Inquiry Into the Social Construction of Dichotomous Sex Classification. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    American Studies Graduate Student Conference in Minneapolis, MN
    Competitively selected as part of a panel on "Repoliticizing Cultural Studies"
    (April 01, 1994)
  • Subjectivity and the Body: A Historical Overview of Interpretations of Physical Difference. Anderson, Shawny (paper)
    Speech Communication Association national convention, Chicago, Illinois
    Paper competitively selected as part of a panel on "Speaking the Body: Communication's Role in Reclaiming Subjectivity and Identity" at the Speech Communication Association national convention, Chicago, Illinois, 1992.
    (1992)
  • Fact, Fiction, or Fantasy: A Response to Fisher's Narrative Paradigm. Anderson, Shawny and Buckrop, Jacquelyn
    Central States Speech Association regional convention
    (1989)

Publications:

  • Anderson, Shawny, Frey, Lawrence and Friedman, Paul G. Into the Field: Qualitative Methods of Communication ResearchInto the Field. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
  • Anderson, Shawny, Frey, Lawrence and Friedman, Paul G. The Status of Instruction in Qualitative Communication Research Methods. Chicago, 1998.
  • Anderson, Shawny. "Reader's Digest on Women: Antifeminist Articulations of "The Second Sex"." Mass Mediated Women: Representations of Women in Popular Culture, Ed. Meyers, Marian. Hampton Press, 1998
  • Anderson, Shawny. "Ethnography as Advocacy." Advocacy in the Classroom, Ed. Spacks, Patricia Meyer. St. Martin's Press, 1996
  • Anderson, Shawny and Stohl, Cynthia. Prisoners' Dilemmas: A Collaborative Ethnography of the Indiana Women's Prison.
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