Dr. Jamie Landau
After her sabbatical and starting in July 2017, Dr. Jamie Landau will be the Coordinator of Faculty Enrichment, where she will work closely with the college's instructional consultant in the Cheshire House and report to the Provost's Office. While still teaching in the Department of Communication and Philosophy, Dr. Landau will spearhead orientation for new faculty and the peer faculty mentoring program, facilitate faculty learning communities, and coordinate other professional development opportunities for faculty 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. Her research has also appeared in several edited books.
As an advocate for diversity and inclusion of LGBTQ students in higher education, Dr. Landau 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