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About erin d. mcclellan

Dr. erin d mcclellan graduated with a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2007. Her dissertation was titled "Place and Space in the Public Square: A Theoretical and Critical Framing of Platial Vernacular Rhetoric". After serving as a visiting professor for two years, Dr. mcclellan joined the faculty of the Department of Communication at Boise State University in 2011. Her ongoing research combines qualitative and rhetorical methods and focuses on both official and vernacular rhetorics used to make sense of public spaces and places. In support of these interests, Dr. mcclellan has worked with the Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs on the launch and networking of the Center on Main, Boise State University's new presence in downtown Boise.


2011 - Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Communication
Present Faculty Associate, Boise State University Center for Teaching and Learning

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 - International Communication Association (ICA) James W. Carey Urban Communication Award
  • 2007 - National Communication Association (NCA) Urban Communication Foundation (UCF) Research Incentive Prize


  • COMM 231 – Public Speaking
  • COMM 321 – Rhetorical Theories
  • COMM 331 – Message Analysis & Criticism
  • COMM 441 – Advanced Public Presentation
  • COMM 501 – Communication Research & Writing

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Published Articles (5)

Contributions to Books (3)

Conference Paper Presentations (15)