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Dr. Nichelle McNabb

Department of Communication

Associate Professor


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD, 2004
Central Michigan University, MA, 1993
Central Michigan University, BAA, 1991

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Communication and teaching
  • Presidential Debates
  • Political Communication
  • Argumentation
Professional Affiliations and Awards
  • National Communication Association
  • Central States Communication Association
  • National Forensic Association
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate Committee
  • Book arriving 2015
  • Friedman, R.B., & McNabb, N.D. (2014, Spring). The lifestyle of the “urban tribe”: A critical analysis of masternarratives, counterstories, and resistance on Will & Grace and Friends. Florida Communication Journal.
  • McNabb, N.D., & Friedman, R. (2013). Meghan Mccain is GOP Proud: A Rhetorical analysis of the political discourse surrounding feminist leadership in the Republican Party. Pgs 105-122. In Michele Lockhart and Kathleen Mollick (Eds). Political women: Language and Leadership. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
  • Friedman, R. & McNabb, N.D. (2012). Beyond the lyrics: An examination of race and culture. In Teaching Communication Creatively. Faith Mullen and William Mullen. Liberty University Press.
  • Scholten, K.G., & McNabb, N.D.  (2010, April).  Does it Matter Where you Come from….  Competitive Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati.  Top paper panel.
  • McNabb, N.D.  (2009, February).  Re-Learning American History Shapes Americans’ Cultural Exchanges, Communication Currents, online publication.
  • McNabb, N.D., & Friedman, R. B.  (2009).  Re-Learning American History:  Understanding the Assumptions Underlying Intercultural Communication.  Communication Teacher, 23,1, 33-36.
  • McNabb, N.D., & Scholten, K.L.  (2007).  Location, Location, Location:  Exploring the Educational Benefits of Local, Regional, and National Tournaments.  National Forensic Journal.
  • McNabb, N.D.  (2007, March).  Public schools as bureaucracies: Why home school advocates reject public schools, Competitive Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis.  One of top Four papers.
  • McNabb, N.D., & Cabrera, P.  (2006, Spring).  Bowel Quaking Pessimism:  An Ethnographic Examination of Competence and Complaining in the Forensics Community, the National Forensic Journal.


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