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.