Dr. Julie Snyder-Yuly









Assistant Professor

246 Smith Hall

Spring 2024 Office Hours:

Mon: 1:00 – 4:00
Tue: 9:00 – 10:00
Thu: 1:00 – 4:00

Office hours are times that faculty members have set aside specifically to help students. Please take advantage of these office hours if you have questions about something related to your class or are experiencing anything that is interfering with your ability to succeed in the class.


Julie Snyder-Yuly is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Marshall University. Her research engages qualitative and rhetorical methods to examine textual and visual microaggressions in online communication, with an additional focus on the intersection of race, class, and gender in society. She is particularly interested in how historical presentations of race continue to be revived in online media. Additionally, she has researching student to professor bullying with faculty at University of Wyoming and Weber State.  Dr. Snyder-Yuly loves road trips on her scooter, rollerblading, outdoor activities, her cats, painting and stained glass projects. Having primarily lived in the Midwest, she is excited by the West Virginia landscape and the opportunity to see bears.


Ph.D. in Communication Studies, University of Utah

M.S. in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, Iowa State University

B.S. in  Psychology, University of Iowa

Joined Marshall faculty in August 2018.

Scholarly Interests

Critical Cultural Studies, Media Studies, New Media, Visual Communication, Digital Humanities, Race, Class, and Gender

Courses Taught

CMM 103: Fundamentals of Public Speaking

DH 201: Introduction to Digital Humanities

CMM 207: Business and Professional Communication

CMM 213: Interpersonal Communication

CMM 255: Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication

CMM 315: Group Communication

CMM 408/508: Leadership and Communication

CMM 456/556: Computer Mediated Communication

CMM 605: Qualitative Methods

CMM 674: Seminar in Communication Pedagogy 

Awards and Honors

November 2021 – NCA  Top 4 Paper in the Basic Course Division

June 2017–University of Utah’s CGS/ProQuest Outstanding Dissertation in the Humanities

April 2017–Selected to the 2017-2018 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars Program

April 2016–University of Utah Communication Studies Outstanding Student Service Award for 2015-2016

July 2015–Selected to participate in the National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar

Administrative Service

Basic Course Director for Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Advisory Committee for the John Marshall Fellows program

Advisory Board for the Digital Humanities program

Digital Humanities Interim Director

Selected Publications and Presentations

Snyder-Yuly, J., Patton, T.O. & Gomez, S. (2020). “Welcome to academia, expect cyberbullying: Contrapower and incivility in higher education.” In L.R. Salazaar (Ed). Handbook of Research on Cyberbullying and Online Harassment in the Workplace. Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Kinney, T., Snyder-Yuly, J. & Martinez, S. (2019). “Cultivation graduate writing groups as communities of practice: A call to action for the Writing Center.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 16(3), 16-24. Available: https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/76077

Owens Patton, T. & Snyder-Yuly, J. (2016). “The ‘Tyra Tyrade’: Reinforcing the sapphire through online parody.” In D. Allison (Ed). Black women’s portrayals on reality television: The new sapphire. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

Gehl, R. & Snyder-Yuly, J. (2016). “The need for social media alternatives.” Democratic Comminuqué, 27(1). Available: http://journals.fcla.edu/demcom/article/view/88323

Owens Patton, T. & Snyder-Yuly, J. (2012). “Roles, rules and rebellions: Creating the carnivalesque through judges’ behaviors on America’s Next Top Model.” Communication Studies 2012 Special Issue: New Directions in Critical Television Studies, 63(3), 364-384.

Owens Patton, T. & Snyder-Yuly, J. (2007). “Any four black men will do: Rape, race, and the ultimate scapegoat.” Journal of Black Studies 37(6), 859-895.

Social Media:

Web: https://jsyuly.com/

Twitter: @DrJulieYuly

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julieyuly/

Contact Us

Dr. Richard G. Jones, Jr., Professor & Chair

244 Smith Hall
Department of Communication Studies
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Denise Parks

Administrative Secretary, Senior
254 Smith Hall
Department of Communication Studies
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755


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