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E. Michelle Ramsey

E. Michelle Ramsey

Associate Professor, Communication Arts & Sciences and Women’s Studies

132 Franco
Berks College
Office Phone: (610) 936-6148


  1. B.A.A.S., Political Science, University of North Texas, 1992
  2. M.A., Communication Studies, University of North Texas, 1995
  3. Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Georgia, 2000


Dr. E. Michele Ramsey is an associate professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Women's Studies and founded the major in Communication Arts & Sciences at the Berks College. She teaches: Public Speaking; Message Evaluation; Careers in Communication; Gender and Communication; Rhetoric of American Horror Films; Conflict Management, Black American Rhetoric, Issues in Freedom of Expression, and Contemporary American Political Rhetoric. Her research interests include representations of gender in the media, women's rights rhetoric, social movement rhetoric, the rhetoric of film and television, and political rhetoric. Her work has been published in Critical Studies in Media Communication, The Western Journal of Communication, Women’s Studies in Communication, Women and Language, Feminist Media Studies, The Journal of Religion and Business Ethics, Communication Teacher, and Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course.

In addition to awards honoring her teaching and scholarship in graduate school, she's been awarded the 2001 Cheris Kramarae Dissertation Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender; 2006 Penn State Berks Outstanding Faculty Advising Award; 2008 Penn State Berks Outstanding Faculty Service Award; 2009 Curricular Integration Award from the President's Commission on LGBTQ Equity; the 2010 Achieving Woman Award (faculty category) from the President's Commission on Women, the 2015 Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award from the President's Commission on Women, and the 2016 Community Partnership Award from the Junior League of Reading.