Dr. Jamie Landau
Dr. Jamie Landau is currently the Interim Coordinator of Faculty Enrichment in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, where she works closely with the college's instructional consultant in the Cheshire House. While still teaching in the Department of Communication and Philosophy, Dr. Landau spearheads orientation for new faculty and the peer faculty mentoring program, as well as she helps coordinate faculty enrichment opportunities across campus.
In general, Dr. Landau's teaching and research explore how verbal discourse and visual media rhetorically impact U.S. public policy and social change related to gender/sexuality and health/medicine. Rethinking scholarly methodologies and taking seriously the role of emotion/affect in politics are central to her scholarship as well.
She has published her research in scholarly journals such as Critical Studies in Media Communication, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Women’s Studies in Communication, Argumentation & Advocacy, Communication Quarterly, and Public Understanding of Science.
As an advocate for diversity and inclusion of LGBTQ students in higher education, Dr. Landau also advises KSC Pride and chairs the Safe Space Subcommittee of the Campus Commission for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness at Keene State College. She led the college's recent implementation of a preferred first name option for transgender students and other students.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Communication Studies, Rhetorical Criticism, Theory of Communication and Rhetoric, Persuasion, Health Communication, Visual Communication, Visual Rhetoric of Gender/Sexuality, Senior Project
Education: Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Georgia, 2010; M.A., Communication Studies, University of Georgia, 2006; B.A., Communication Studies and English, Vanderbilt University, 2002