Department of Communication
Catherine Helen Palczewski

Catherine Helen Palczewski is professor of Communication Studies, former director of debate, and affiliate faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She received her BS, MA, and PhD degrees from Northwestern University. She teaches courses in rhetorical theory, the rhetoric of social protest, rhetorical criticism, argumentation, gender in communication, and political communication. She co-edits Argumentation and Advocacy. Her work has appeared in that journal, as well as in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Studies, NWSA Journal of of the National Women's Studies Association (now called Feminist Formations), and The Southern Communication Journal. She has also published, and written innumerous book chapters. She is recipient of the 2010 Francine Merritt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication, the 2009-2010 Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, the 2008 University of Northern Iowa College of Humanities and Fine Arts Faculty Excellence Award, the 2004 George Ziegelmueller Outstanding Debate Educator Award, and the 2002 Rohrer Award for the Outstanding Publication in Argumentation. In 2001, she was the keynote speaker at the American Forensic Association/National Communication Association Summer Conference on Argumentation.

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