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Christina Reynolds

Department of Communication


University of Minnesota, PhD, 1986
University of New Mexico, MA, 1981
Ohio University, BSC, 1979

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Persuasion
  • Communication Theory
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Communication and Society
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Forensics Pedagogy
  • Rhetorical Analysis of Mediated Communication
  • Political Oratory
Dr. Reynolds has published research in The National Forensics Journal, The Forensic, Communication Studies, Southern Communication Journal, ERIC Resources in Communication, Championship Debate and Speeches, and Rhetorical Perspectives on Communication and Mass Media.

Personal bio
Dr. Reynolds teaches courses in Communication Theory, Persuasion, Basic and Advanced Public Speaking, and in the Senior Year Experience Program. She has served as the Department's chairperson, and has participated in the creation of innovative University programs like the Senior Year Experience. She was recognized by the university as a "Master Teacher" in 2000. She has worked with the University's Speech and Debate program and believes strongly in the power of public speaking activities in creating formidable and effective communicators. Reynolds is a past President of the National Forensics Association (NFA), and a founding member of the Council of Forensics Organizations. Reynolds is a member of the NFA Hall of Fame as a Coach, and as a Competitor; she was a National Champion in Informative Speaking in 1979, and coached a number of students to National Championships over her career as a coach.


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