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Tracy Frederick, Ph.D.

Position
Professor of Communication; Program Coordinator for Communication Studies, Professional Communication, Communication Research Advisor
Email Address
Tracy.Frederick@sckans.edu
Phone
(620) 229-6329
Bio

Ms. Frederick received her Master's Degree in Communication from Wichita State University. She coordinates the Communication Studies emphasis. She teaches a variety of communication theory and practice courses. She also a serves as an advisor for the Pre-Law program.

Education
B.A. East Central University
M.A. Wichita State University

Honors and Publications

  • Research Interest: Political Women’s Rhetoric
  • "What a Difference a Town Hall Makes: Audience Response to the October 7, 2004 Presidential  Debate” Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association Convention 2006 Bethany, Oklahoma.
  • "Feminine Theology: A Rhetorical Analysis of Joyce Meyer" 2006 Central States Communication Association, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • "Communicating Identity: Parenting the Parent" 2006 Central States Communication Association Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • “Only Female” Blazing New Trails For Women in the Academy. Panel Participant 2006 Central States Communication Association Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • "A Reality Check: Third Wave Feminist Agenda and Social Influence by Women in Music Video" 2005 Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • "A Reluctant Voice: Zu Adams Speaks to The Kansas Women’s Press Club April 10, 1902"  2005 Central States Communication Association,  Kansas City, Missouri.
  • “Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Fighting for the Soul’s of Women” 2004 Central States Communication Association, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • “The Sounds of Silence: The Gender Based Experiences of Women in Intercollegiate Forensics” 1999-22nd Annual Conference on the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, Wichita, Kansas.
  • “You’ve Come a Long Way Baby? Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Hillary Rodham Clinton Address the World” 1999-22nd Annual Conference on the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, Wichita, Kansas.

Philosophy of Teaching
Thomas J. Curruthers said, “A good teacher is one who makes himself [HERSELF] progressively unnecessary.”  The purpose of education is to help students see their potential as scholars and human beings by helping them become intellectually empowered. That journey begins with an environment that invites and encourages challenges along with the skills, motivation and encouragement to meet and overcome them serving as the place for both the teacher and student to become better than they were.

Duties at Southwestern
Communication/Speech Courses
Director of Debate/Forensics Squad
Pre Law Advisor

Classes Taught

  • All Communication Courses

Office hours
By Appointment

Tracy Frederick, Ph.D.