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Jennifer Adams

Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre


Jennifer L. Adams, Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre, teaches courses in Rhetoric and Interpersonal Communication, including Gender and Communication. With interests spanning contemporary rhetorical theory, philosophy, and human interaction, her recent research has focused upon love letters as a communicative genre. Jen has given numerous conference papers, workshops, and public presentations regarding this research. She has also published several scholarly articles on letter writing, and continues to research personal correspondence through written, non-electronic mediums. Additionally, she has been researching the life and work of nineteenth century Indiana suffrage leader, Helen Gougar and is working on an annotated collection of the works of Helen Gougar in addition to her work on interpersonal letter writing.

Before coming to DePauw in 2004, Jen studied at Duquesne University (B.A. 1994), the University of New Mexico (M.A. 1996), and Purdue (Ph.D. 2002), and she was previously Assistant Professor in the Department of Language, Literature and Communication at Marian University in Indianapolis between 2002-2004. She was awarded DePauw's Exemplary Teaching Award in 2009-2010.