Communication Arts & Sciences
and Women's Studies
Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Georgia
M.S., Communication Studies, University of North Texas
B.A.A.S., Political Science, University of North Texas
Office: 132 Franco Building
Dr. E. Michele Ramsey is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Women's Studies and founded the major in Communication Arts & Sciences at her college. Dr. Ramsey teaches: Public Speaking; Media Literacy; Language, Culture, and Communication; Gender and Communication; Rhetoric of American Horror Films; Conflict Management, Mass Media and Society, and Contemporary American Political Rhetoric. Her research interests include representations of gender in the media, women's rights rhetoric, social movement rhetoric, and political rhetoric.
She's won a number of awards for her research and teaching, including the following: 2001 Cheris Kramarae Dissertation Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender; 2006 Penn State Berks Outstanding Faculty Advising Award; 2008 Penn State Berks Outstanding Faculty Service Award; 2009 Curricular Integration Award from the President's Commission on LGBTQ Equity at Penn State University; and the 2010 Achieving Woman Award (faculty category) from the President's Commission on Women at Penn State University.
Most Recent Publications:
Ramsey, E.M. (2013). Using Language Well. Public Speaking: The Virtual Text.
Fredericks, S., Ramsey, E.M., and Hornett, S. (2011). Kinship and Bystander Effect: The Role of Others in Ethical Decisions. Journal of Religion and Business Ethics.