Heather Maloney-Stassen, Ph.D.

Heather Maloney-Stassen

Ph.D.
Program Director, Communication Studies
Interim Program Director, English
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Advisor to Communication Studies Club

B.A., Political Science, Ohio Northern University

M.S., Communications, Ithaca College

M.A., Communication Studies, Ohio University

Ph.D., Rhetoric and Public Culture, Ohio University

Division: Humanities & Natural Sciences
212 Watts Hall - Second Floor
  • Article of the Year (with Dr. Benjamin Bates, Ohio University) - Eastern Communication Association (2021)
  • Distinguished Faculty Member - Cazenovia College (2018)
  • Neil Postman Award for Teaching and Mentorship - New York State Communication Association (2016)

Recent Publications

Liberman, C. J., & Stassen, H. M. (2021). Online patient portals for healthcare communication: The case of Vera’s difficulty practicing what she preaches. In C. J. Liberman & K. B. Wright (Eds.), Casing mediated communication (pp. 209-230). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Stassen, H. M., & Bates, B. R. (2020). Beers, bros, and Brett: Memes and the visual ideograph of the <Angry White Man>. Communication Quarterly, 68(3), 331-354.

Stassen, H. M., & Bates, B. R. (2020). Renewing vows: A diachronic analysis of  <marriage> as ideograph. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 21(1), 29-35.

Recent & Upcoming Conference Presentations

Stassen, H. M. (2021). Parenting, publishing, pedagogy in a pandemic: Performative reflections of role conflict and systems of support. Participated as presenter for the Interpretation and Performance Interest Group at the Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention, Online due to Covid.

Stassen, H. M. (2020). An invitation to qualitative methods of inquiry. Participated as presenter at the New York State Communication Association Annual Convention, Online due to Covid.

Bates, B. R., & Stassen, H. M. (2020). Beers, bros, and Brett: Memes and the visual ideograph of the angry white man. Top Paper Panel. Paper accepted to be presented to the Political Communication Interest Group at the Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore, MD. (COVID Impacted Conference)

Bates, B. R., & Stassen, H. M. (2020). Renewing vows: A diachronic analysis of <marriage> as ideograph. Paper accepted to be presented to the Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group at the Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore, MD. (COVID Impacted Conference)

Stassen, H. M. (2019). (Un)muting Jemele Hill: Silencing intersectional experience in sport. Paper presented to the Communication and Sport Division at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.