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Faculty Profile

Leslie Reynard

Communication Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Morgan Hall
Rm 206 F
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
The University of Kansas, Bachelor of Science
The University of Kansas, Master of Arts
The University of Kansas, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Degrees & Certifications

PhD Communication Studies
MA English (Creative Writing)
BS Journalism (Strategic Communication)
AA Social Psychology
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Academic History

Washburn University (Associate Professor)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Assistant Professor)
The University of Kansas (Graduate Teaching Instructor, Communication Studies; Graduate Teaching Instructor, Western Civilization)
Indiana University Bloomington (Instructor, Writing Tutorial Center)

Courses Currently Teaching

Organizational Communication
Communication in Conflict and Negotiation
Business and Professional Presentations
Crisis Communication
Intercultural Communication
Public Speaking
Principles and Practices of Human Communication
Senior Capstone

Scholarly Interests/Activities
Political Communication [Leadership Rhetoric, Socio-political Rituals, Reconciliation Processes, Civic Discourse]
Public Memory and Visual Rhetoric as related to Reconciliation Processes and Rituals
Organizational Communication [Organizational Networks; Organizational Rhetoric, Crisis Management]
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning [Adult Learners, Developmental Education]
Service Interests/Activities

National Communication Association
Lambda Pi Eta
National Faculty Board
NCA Reviewer
Lambda Pi Eta Division
Political Communication Division
Mass Media Division
Washburn Career Services Advisory Board
Master of Liberal Studies Program Committee

University and College Committees:
Debate Watch
Political Town Forums
Faculty Advisor Campus Republicans
SIDLIT Steering Committee

Career Accomplishments


Reynard, L. (2011). "The 'fire-eaters' surrender to Sherman: Savannah newspapers, 1864-1865." Free Speech Yearbook.
Reynard, L.  (2010). "Creative tension: The call/response dialectic of Martin and Malcolm."  Iowa Journal of Communication, 42(2), 119-141.


"Bolstering, Differentiation, Transcendence: Sophistry, Spin, and the 21st Century Assessment Conundrum." National Communication Association Annual Meeting.
Academic Fair Use: Balancing Rights and Interests in the Virtual Academy.


NCA grant. Project title: "Toward Development of Generalizable Standards for Senior Seminars and Capstones in the Communication Discipline."
Finalist, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Savannah, Georgia, "The American Civil War at 150." June, 2010.

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