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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

Education

Ph.D. Regent University - Communication Theory with an emphasis in Rhetoric

Dissertation: Feminizing the Pulpit: The Religious Rhetoric of Joyce Meyer and Feminine Style (Nominated for Outstanding Dissertation: Religion and Communications Association)

M.A. Wichita State University - Communication Theory 

Thesis: Apologia: A Rhetorical Analysis of Janet Reno's Press Conference Speech following the 1993 Waco Disaster

B.A. East Central University - Speech Education

Research Interests

Strategic Communication, Rhetorical Constructions of Identity, Democracy and Civic Engagement

Honors and Publications

  • OSTCA 2013-2014 Chair

  • 2013-2015 Southwestern College Faculty Chair

  • OSCTA Vice Chair/Convention Planner 2011-2012
    Convention: University of Oklahoma
    Convention Theme: Renewing our Purpose through Civic Engagement

  • Oklahoma Speech/ Theatre /Communication Association 1996-present
    Advisory Board 2009-Present
    Nominating Committee Chair 2010-2012
    Nominating Committee 2009-2012

  • 2011 - Fed Tewell Outstanding College Teacher Award  OSTCA

  • 2013 National Communication Association - “Connecting the past to the present: Conversations over the past 50 years on work-life balance through the words of Friedan, Slaughter, and Sandberg”
    Washington D.C.

  • 2012 Women in Music Video: Social Influence of Third Wave Feminist Agenda
    Eastern Communication Association - Cambridge, Mass

  • 2012 Communicating Identity: Parenting a Parent
    Eastern Communication Association - Cambridge, Mass

  • 2012 A Reluctant Voice: Zu Adams Speaks to The Kansas Women’s Press Club April 10, 1902
    Eastern Communication Association - Cambridge, Mass

  • 2012 Feminizing the Pulpit: Feminine Style and the Religious Rhetoric of Joyce Meyer
    Eastern Communication Association - Cambridge, Mass

  • 2012 Women for a Cause: The Rhetoric of Women of the Abolition Movement - “Historical and Contemporary Studies in Rhetoric."
    American Society of the History of Rhetoric (held in conjunction with ECA) - Cambridge, Mass

  • The Mosaics of Motherhood
    Presented at:
    2011 The Central States Communication Association Convention - Milwaukie, WI
    2010 The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender - Tampa, Florida
    2010 Top Panel: Oklahoma Speech, Theatre, Communication Association, Rogers State College - Claremore, Oklahoma
    2009 National Communication Association Convention - Chicago, Illinois

  • "Feminizing the Pulpit: The Religious Rhetoric of Joyce Meyer and her Feminine Style"
    2010 Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association Convention
    Rogers State College - Claremore Oklahoma

  • A Chilly Climate for Muted Groups
    Panel Submitter/Organizer
    Panel Giving Voice to Muted Groups in the Classroom
    2009 Top Panel: Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association
    East Central University
    Ada, Oklahoma

  • Riding the Wave: Female Pop Music Heroes for a New Generation
    2008 Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association Convention
    University of Central Oklahoma
    Edmond, Oklahoma

  • Parenting Your Parent
    Panel: No Matter What I Say it is Wrong
    2008 Central States Communication Association Convention
    Madison, Wisconsin

  • Oklahoma State Showcase Panel: Recreating the Feminine in Pop Culture
    2009 Central States Communication Association
    St. Louis, Missouri

  • The Sounds of Feminism
    Short Course collaboration with Dr. P. Johnson, Southern Illinois University
    2007 Central States Communication Association
    Chicago, Illinois

  • Fourth Wave Feminism: Empowering the World
    Keynote Speaker for Women’s History Month Symposium
    March 2007 Women’s History Month
    Emporia State University

  • "Giving Voice to Muted Groups in the Classroom" 2009 Oklahoma speech Theatre Communication Association Convention
  • "The Mosaics of Motherhood: The Discursive Performances of 'Mother" in a Feminist World" 2009 National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, Illinios
  • "Riding the Wave: Female Pop Music Heroes for a New Generation" Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association Convention, Talequah, OK,  Top Panel 2008, Central States Communication Association Convention, St. Louis 2009
  • "Parenting Your Parent: No Matter What I say It is Wrong" 2008 Central States Communication Association Convention, Madison, Wisconsin
  • "Fourth Wave Feminism: Empowering the World" 2007Women's History Month Keynote Speaker, Emporia State University
  • "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.
  • "Communicating Identity: Parenting Your Parent" 2006 Central States Communication Association Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • "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 while serving as the place for both the teacher and student to become better than they were.

Duties at Southwestern

Communication Studies program coordinator, Communication Research program coordinator, Professional Communication program coordinator

Classes Taught

  • Elements of Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Argumentation, Advanced Presentational Speaking, The Rhetoric of the Holocaust, College Writing 1&2, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Persuasion, Theories of Human Communication, Group Communication

Office Hours

Please check on my door. They vary from semester to semester. I am always available by appointment.

Vita

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