About E. Michele Ramsey

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 her college. Dr. Ramsey teaches: Public Speaking; Media Literacy; Language, Culture, and Communication; Gender and Communication; Rhetoric of American Horror Films; Conflict Management, Mass Media and Society, and Contemporary American Political Rhetoric. Her research interests include representations of gender in the media, women’s rights rhetoric, social movement rhetoric, and political rhetoric. She’s won a number of awards for her research and teaching, including the following: 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 at Penn State University; and the 2010 Achieving Woman Award (faculty category) from the President’s Commission on Women at Penn State University. A native Texan, she’s the founder of Farmers Paying It Forward, a charity that donates new laptop computers to deserving seniors from her high school alma mater who are headed to college and was inducted into Lewisville High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame in 2013. In her spare time she loves most things TV/Film oriented, college football, world and national soccer, whitewater rafting, politics, and Halloween. She lives in Mt. Penn, PA with her husband and three cats, Patches, Parker, and Penny.