Professional Bio

Degrees
  • Ph.D., Communication and Culture, Indiana University, 2011
  • M.A., Communication Studies, University of North Texas, 2004
  • B.A., Speech Communication, Baylor University, 2001

Research & Scholarship

Publications

Stones, E. (2017). “Nobody puts baby in a binder”: Using memes to teach visual reason. Communication Teacher 31(3), 1-6. doi:10.1080/17404622.2017.1314525

Stones, E. (2017). Exploring the intersection of ableism, image-building and hegemonic masculinity in the Political Communication classroom. In M. Jeffress (Ed.), Pedagogy, disability, and communication: Applying disability studies in the classroom (pp.184-202). NY: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138225527

Downing, E. (2009). Revisiting secularization [Review of the book Secularization and cultural criticism: Religion, nation, modernity]. Cultural Studies 23(3), 444-446.

Recent Refereed Research Papers and Panels

Stones, E., Alemán, C. G., Sci, S., Brownlee, K. (2018, February). “Communicating for change: Nonprofit fundraising as a barrier to, and resource for social justice” Panel presented at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Conference, Santa Clara, CA.

Stones, E. (2017, February). “The paradox of hegemonic masculinity for politicians with disabilities: Texas Governor Greg Abbott as a case study for class discussion.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Conference, Salt Lake, UT.

Stones, E. (2017, February). “Fashioning a cross-disability ethos.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Conference, Salt Lake, UT.

Stones, E. (2015, May). “Toward a theory of transactional charity.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Health Humanities: The Next Decade (Pedagogies, Practices, Politics), Denver, CO.

Stones, E. (2014, November). “Theorizing a logic of sociability. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Stones, E. (2014, February). “Empowering “Jerry’s Kids”: The rhetorical evolution of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon from 2008 to 2012,” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Downing, E. (2013, February). “Help us please!”: Democratic friendship and visual rhetoric in nonprofit direct mail solicitations.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association, Reno, NV. Top Paper Panel in Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group

 

Awards & Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Interviewed on Denver 9News Morning Show, “Effectiveness of Political Campaign Ads,” October 8, 2014

Invited Presenter on “New media: Its effect on society in the new millennia.” University of Colorado, Denver, 2014

Colorado Campus Contact Engaged Faculty Institute Attendee, Regis University, 2012

“Teacher of the Year” Nominee, Red Rocks Community College, 2009

Earned Certificate of Nonprofit Fund Development from IU Center on Philanthropy, 2006

Received “Most Outstanding Thesis Award” from faculty, University of North Texas, 2005

Publications

“Revisiting secularization,” Book Review, Cultural Studies 23(3), May 2009.