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Adrienne Viramontes, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor - Communication
  • Communication Department
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2006
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2664
  • EMAIL: viramont@uwp.edu
Adrienne Viramontes

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • interpretation of text, performance, identity construction, Chicana/o History
Adrienne Viramontes is an Associate Professor in the Communication Department and serves as Graduate Director for the Professional Communication Master's program. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Purdue University Calumet, and a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University. She specializes in identity, intersectionality, qualitative research methods, and Chicana/o history and identities.

Teaching Interests

She regularly teaches undergraduate classes in oral interpretation, qualitative research methods, public relations, and narrative theory and performance, as well as graduate classes in the philosophy of communication and autoethnography.

Research Interests

She specializes in the study of lived experience and identity as it intersects race, class, gender, sexuality, geographic locale, etc. She specializes in the study of Midwestern Mexican American identities and experiences within social, political and economic matrices.

Consulting Interests

Selected Publications

2020: Performative Memoir: The Methodology of a Creative Process (Media, Culture, and the Arts), Lexington Books (142 pp.)

2012: "Autoethnographic Reflections: Autoethnography as a Signature Pedagogy of Speech Communication.", Transformative Dialogues (10 pp.)

Teaching Awards

2018: Stella Gray Teaching Award, UW-Parkside
2018: Was nominated and awarded the Stella Gray Teaching Award, Stella Gray Teaching Award Nomination, Teaching and Learning Center
2015: Acknowledgement of contributions made to teaching by women of color within the UW System., Outstanding Woman of Color in Education, UW System
2013: Honored for incorporating CBL into one of my classes., CBL Honoree, Community Based Learning

Service Awards

2014: Recognized in a group photo during convocation., Rangers in Action, University,

Departmental Service

: Committee Member - Search and Screen
2014: Committee Member - Academic Policies Committee

College Service

2018: Committee Chair - Course and Curriculum
COMM 205 - ORAL INTERPRETATION
COMM 207 - INTRO TO COMM DISCIPLINE I
COMM 207 - INTRO TO THE COMM DISCIPLINE I
COMM 208 - INTR TO THE COMM DISCIPLINE II
COMM 208 - INTRO TO COMM DISCIPLINE II
COMM 322 - PUBLIC RELATIONS CONCPT/PRACTS
COMM 363 - COMM/ETHNICITY: (DV)
COMM 363 - COMMUNICATION/ETHNICITY: (DV)
COMM 480 - PRACTICUM IN ORGANIZATNL COMM:
COMM 494 - COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
COMM 495 - SENIOR SEMINAR
COMM 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
COMM 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY:
COMM 720 - PHILOSOPHY OF COMMUNICATION
ETHN 363 - COMM/ETHNICITY: (DV)
ETHN 363 - COMMUNICATION/ETHNICITY: (DV)
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