Jane S. Sutton, Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
Coordinator of CAS baccalaureate degree
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Contact:
1031 Edgecomb Avenue
York, PA 17403
Office Phone: 717-771-4160
jss@psu.edu
Educational History:
Ph.D., 1984 University of Colorado, Boulder, Communication
Research Interests:

Rhetorical histories and theories; philosophy and rhetoric; feminisms, women, and public speaking in the United States.

Currently, I focus on rhetorical theory, attending especially to how it configures women's authority in the United States from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. In particular, I feature rhetoric as a house to explore the theoretical foundation of rhetoric, accepting the given structure of ancient rhetoric as being hospitable to women and showing all the gains women have made. My research contests that showing how those gains are illusions.

Recent Major Publications:

The House of My Sojourn: Rhetoric, Women, and the Question of Authority. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010. - View Cover

Bonnie Ritter Book Award Feminist/Women Studies in Communication, 2011.

"Recommended Reading," Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender. Conference, October 13-16, 2011. Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Radko, Tom. "Choice's Compilation of Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates." Journal of Scholars Publishing 43.1 (2011): 14-38.

Dykeman, T.B. The House of My Sojourn: Rhetoric, Women, and the Question of Authority. CHOICE, May, 2011. http://www.cro2.org/

View my curriculum vitae

Professional Service (selected) and Associations:
  • Center for Democratic Communication, Penn State, 2008-present
  • Commission for Women, Penn State, 2002
  • Scholar, International Communicology Institute, 2000-present
  • President, American Society for the History of Rhetoric, 1990-1991
  • Executive Council Membership Committee, Eastern Communication Association, 1985
  • Chair , Rhetoric and Public Address Division, Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania, 1987-88
  • Executive Committee of the Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Council, Speech Communication Association of Pennsylvania, 1986-1989
Grants and Awards (selected)
  • Bonnie Ritter Book Award in Feminist/Women Studies in Communication, 2011.
  • Research Development Grant, Commonwealth College, Penn State, 2005, 1993, 1991, 1990
  • Teaching Development Grant, Commonwealth College, Penn State, 2005, 2004, 2002
  • Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State, 1995
  • Best Article Award, Second Place, Southern Communication Journal, Vols. 56-58, 1993

Last updated January 21, 2011