Leeanne Bell McManus: School of Design Faculty
Dr. Leeanne M. Bell McManus , Ph.D.
Ph.D., Duquesne University
Major: Communication & Rhetorical Studies
Concentration: Ethics/Interpersonal/Organizational Communication
Master of Arts, West Virginia University
Major: Communication Studies
Concentration: Theory and Research
Bachelor of Arts, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Major: Communication Studies
Concentration: Public Relations
Past President, Eastern Communication Association
Selected by the Eastern Communication Association's membership to plan the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh, PA, and was President of the organization from 2019-2020.
Past Chair, Communication Ethics Division, National Communication Association
Organized the convention in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Communication Ethics division of the NCA. I oversaw reviewing and slotting papers, panels, and posters for the division. As chair, I sat on the nominating committee and legislative committee for the national organization and wrote newsletters for our division.
Lambda Pi Eta Faculty Advisor, Stevenson University
Organized the first chapter of Lambda Pi Eta at Stevenson University. Lambda Pi Eta inducted its first class in the Spring 2008 and has continued to induct students every semester. SU received the Rookie Chapter of the Year award in 2009.
Leeanne M. Bell McManus, Ph.D. (Duquesne University) is a professor in the Communication Department at Stevenson University. She has co-authored four books, Communication Ethics: Activities for critical thinking and reflection, Communication Ethics: Dialogue and Difference, Conflict between Persons: The Origins of Leadership and Event Planning: Communicating Theory and Practice. She has published excerpts in Integrated Marketing Communication: Creating Spaces for Engagement, Exploring Communication Ethics: Interviews with Influential Scholars in the Field, The Encyclopedia of Communication Ethics, and The Encyclopedia of Social Identity. Dr. Bell McManus has published excerpts in Integrated Marketing Communication: Creating Spaces for Engagement, Exploring Communication Ethics: Interviews with Influential Scholars in the Field, The Encyclopedia of Social Identity and The Encyclopedia of Communication Ethics. She has published in Atlantic Journal of Communication, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, Communication Annual: Journal of the Pennsylvania Communication Association, Communication Education, Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, and Review of Communication. She was name Teacher of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Maryland Chapter and is a Teaching Fellow for the Eastern Communication Association. She is a member of the National Communication Association (NCA), the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) and the Southern States Communication Association (SSCA). She is the past president of the Communication Ethics Division of NCA and past president of the Eastern Communication Association. She teaches and conducts research in communication ethics, event planning, conflict, leadership, instructional communication and interpersonal communication.
Jovanovic, S., Swenson Lepper, Bell McManus, M. A., Velez Ortoz, Ballard, R. L., Leavitt, M. A., & Charron, L. (2021). Communication ethics: Activities for critical thinking and reflection. Kendall Hunt.
Sidelinger, R. S., & Bell McManus, L. M. (2020). Mentoring faculty and bolstering students’ emotional and cognitive interest: The impact of perceived homophily in the college classroom. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 39, 24-40.
Bell McManus, L. M., Rouse, C., & Verni, S. (2020). Event planning: Communicating theory and practice. (2nd Ed.). Kendall Hunt.
Bell McManus (2018). Paulo Freire’s connection to communication ethics. In R. C. Arnett, A. Holba, & S. Carr (Ed.) The encyclopedia of Communication Ethics. (pp. 172-176) Peter Lang.
Arnett, R. C., Fritz, J. H., & Bell McMaus, L. M. (2018). Communication Ethics: Dialogue & Difference (2nd Ed.) Kendall Hunt.
Arnett, R. C., Bell McManus, L. M. & McKendree A. G. (2017). Conflict between persons: The origins of leadership (2nd Ed.). Kendall Hunt.
Ballard, R. L., Hoffer, M, & Bell McManus, L. M. (2016). Communication ethics: A vital resource in an ever-changing world. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 54, 155-164.
Bell McManus, L. M., & Rouse, C. (2016). An integrated marketing communication approach to event planning. In J. M. Persuit & C. L McDowell Marincheck (Eds.). Integrated marketing communication: Creating spaces for engagement. (pp. 37-51) Lexington Books.
Bell McManus, L. M., Rouse, C., & Verni, S. (2016). Event planning: Communicating theory and practice. Kendall Hunt.
Swenson-Lepper, T., Leavitt, M. A., Hoffer, M. Charron, L. Ballard, R. L. Bell McManus, L. M. Holba, A. M., Jovanovic, S., & Tompkins, P. S. (2015). Communication ethics in the communication curriculum: United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Communication Education, 64, 472-490. (*Article of the year: NCA Communication Ethics Division)
Ballard, R. L. Bell McManus, L. M. Holba, A. M., Jovanovic, S., Tompkins, P. S., Charron, L. J. N., Hoffer, M. L., Leavitt, M. A., & Swenson-Lepper, T. (2014). Teaching communication ethics as central to the discipline. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 33, 2-20.
Arnett, R. C., Bell McManus, L. M. & McKendree A. G. (2014). Conflict between persons: The origins of leadership. Kendall Hunt.
Bell, L. M. (2010). Self consciousness. In R. L. Jackson (Ed.), The encyclopedia of social identity. (pp. 110-115). Sage.
Bell, L. M. (2010). Communication competence. In R. L. Jackson (Ed.), The encyclopedia of social identity. (pp. 678-682). Sage.
Arnett, R. C., Bell, L. M., & Fritz, J. H. (2010) Dialogic learning as first principle in communication ethics. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 18, 1-17.
Bell, L. M. (2010) Crisis communication: The praxis of response. Review of Communication, 10, 142-155.
Arnett, R. C., Fritz, J. H., & Bell, L. M. (2009). Communication Ethics: Dialogue & Difference Sage.
Arnett, R. C., Arneson, P., & Bell, L. M. (2006). Communication ethics: The dialogic turn. In P. Arneson (Ed). Exploring communication ethics: Interviews with influential scholars in the field. (pp. 143-184). Peter Lang Press.
Arnett, R. C., Arneson, P., & Bell, L. M. (2006). Communication ethics: The dialogic turn. Review of Communication, 6, 62-92.
Bell, L. M., & Sleasman, B. (2005). Spotlight on pedagogy: Teaching communication ethics. Communication Annual: Journal of the Pennsylvania Communication Association, 61, 33-45.
Bell, L. M., & Grabowski, E. (2004). The Pennsylvania Communication Association’s Annual: An analytical inquiry. Communication Annual: Journal of the Pennsylvania Communication Association, 60, 3-21.
Courses Taught (*Course Development)
*Special Topics: Study Abroad-London
*Special Topics: Study Abroad-Ireland
*Advanced Event Planning
*Principles and Practices of Public Relations
Conflict and Negotiation
Small Group Communication
The Mill: A Student Run Agency
Media and Society
Online Undergraduate Courses
* Interpersonal Communication
*Conflict & Negotiation
Online Graduate Courses Taught
Communication Ethics & IMC (UNC, Wilmington campus)
Online Courses Developed
*Principles and Practices of Public Relations
* Communication Ethics in the Public Sphere (Master of Science)
*Conflict Communication and Leadership (Master of Science)
Learning Beyond Courses (1 credit):
Speaker Series connected to Public Speaking
Service Corps connected to Public Speaking
New York Trip to Ellis Island connected to Intercultural Communication
Tunnel of Oppression connected to Intercultural Communication
Alumni Shadowing connected to Organizational Communication
Communication & Community connect to Special Topics/Ethics
Non Profit Organization connected to Small Group Communication
Event Planning (Widner University, 2022)
Communication Ethics & Integrated Marketing Communication (University of North Carolina, Wilmington, 2021)
Client Based Research (Scranton University, 2019)
Event Planning (Duquesne University, 2018)
Event Planning (George Mason University, 2011)
Intercultural Communication (Duquesne University’s Italian Campus, 2007)
Upper Division Research Methods Class (Duquesne University, 2005)
Dissertation Committee Member
Loyola University of Maryland, Service Learning across the College Curriculum
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