Dr. Susan S. Gilpin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Associate Dean of the Honors College
Doctorate earned at Carnegie Mellon University–December 2004.
Adjunct faculty, 1999-2000. Joined full-time Marshall faculty in January, 2005.
Rhetorical history, theory, and criticism; civic discourse; qualitative research methods.
Faculty advisor to Lambda Pi Eta honor society
Member, University Student Retention Committee
Judicial Affairs Faculty Hearing Panel
Academic Appeals Faculty Hearing Panel
FYS 100 and 100(H), First Year Seminar syllabus
CMM 103, Fundamentals of Speech Communication
CMM 205, The Rhetorical World syllabus
CMM 207, Business and Professional Communication
CMM 280, Special Topic: Rhetoric and Civic Life syllabus
CMM 302, Professional Presentations syllabus
CMM 308, Persuasive Communication syllabus
CMM 402/502, Rhetorical Theory syllabus
CMM 404/504, Rhetorical Communication Criticism syllabus
CMM 409/509, Theories of Persuasion and Change syllabus
YGS Speech Mentor & Content Faculty Member
Publications and Conference Presentations
Negotiating Stability and Change in Post-disaster Mining Communities: Rhetoric of the Sago, WV Mine Explosion
National Communication Association, Critical and Cultural Studies Division. Chicago, IL, November 2009.
Experiencing Boundaries in a Changing World: The Reflection and Construction of Group Identities in Language and Discourse. Panel Moderator. Southern States Communication Association Annual Conference, Language and Social Interaction Division. Norfolk, VA, April 2009.
Discourse Strategies for Teaching Civility: Inviting Forni into Communication Classrooms. Reclaiming Civility Roundtable.
Southern States Communication Association Annual Conference, Language and Social Interaction Division. Norfolk, VA, April 2009.
Who Speaks for This Child: An Ethnographic Narrative of Child Advocacy. Southern States Communication Association Annual Conference, Ethnography Interest Group Competitive Papers. Norfolk, VA, April 2009.
Gilpin, S. (2008). Analyzing Everyday Talk about Social Issues, in Rhetoric in Detail, Barbara Johnstone and Christopher Eisenhart, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Gilpin, S. (2008). Disadvantaged Women Dress for Success: A Study in Empowerment and Censure, American Communication Journal 10:2.
To Touch in Passing: Experiencing the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. National Communication Association, American Studies Division. San Diego, CA; November 2008.
Investigating Everyday Talk about Social Issues: A Discourse Analytic Approach. TOP FACULTY PAPER. Southern State Communication association, Language and Social Interaction Division. Savannah, GA; March 2008.
Disadvantaged Women Dress for Success: A Study of Empowerment and Censure. National Communication Association, Critical and Cultural Studies Division. Chicago, IL; November 2007.
Everyday Talk: A Civic Site for Connection, Empowerment, and Action. Southern States Communication Association, Language and Social Interaction Division; Louisville, KY, March 2007.
Invited to participate in an Advanced Seminar on Aphthonius and the Progymnasmata. International Society for the History of Rhetoric; Memphis, TN; May 2006.
Roundtable: Evaluation of the RSA Institute. Rhetoric Society of America; Memphis,TN; May 2006.
Figuring Citizenship through Everyday Talk. Figures of Democracy: Rhetoric, Authority, and Civil Culture. Concordia University; Montreal, Quebec, October 2005.
Invited to participate in the first Biennial Rhetoric Scholars Seminar. Rhetoric Society of America, Kent State University. May 23-30, 2005.
Communicating Greater Expectations: Deliberation, Negotiation, and Heuretic Engagement. Eastern Communication Association, Theory and Methodology Division; Pittsburgh, PA, April 2005.
Heuretic Engagement: Everyday Talk about Social Issues. Rhetoric Society of America; Austin, TX, May 2004.
The Role of Rhetoric in the Academy and Beyond. Alliance of Rhetoric Societies; Northwestern University, September 2003.
Democracy as Conversation? Prospects for Online Deliberation. Eastern Communication Association; Washington, DC. April 2003. Top Papers in Human Information Technologies.
Online Publics and Public Spheres: Citizen Voices in an EPA National Dialogue. National Communication Association; New Orleans, LA. November 2002.
Composing Identity in an Online Public Sphere. The Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition; Louisville, KY. October 2002.
Supporting the Decision Making of Others Through Writing: Students, Software, and Urban Low-wage Workers. Conference on College Composition and Communication; Denver, CO. March 2002.