Dr. Sarah Bonewits Feldner

Associate Professor, Communication Studies/Strategic Communication

Courses Taught
CCOM 3750: Corporate Rhetoric
CMST 1000: Introduction to Communication
CMST 3200: Organizational Communication
CMST 4220: Communication Approaches to Training and Development
CMST 4230: Managerial Communication
CMST 4997: Communication and Contemporary Issues
CMST 6200: Seminar in Organizational Communication

Education
Ph.D., Purdue University (2002)
M.A., Indiana University (1998)
B.A., University of Kentucky (1995)

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Why Marquette?
I enjoy teaching at Marquette University because I relate to the mission of this institution. The mission encourages my students to challenge the status quo and discover ways in which they can “be the difference.” Marquette also creates an environment that allows me to build relationships with my students. As I see them in my classes, in my office, and on campus, I learn about their goals, thoughts, opinions, and hopes.

Research Interests
Organizational Communication
Organizational Rhetoric
Organizational Mission & Identity
Service-Learning & Ignatian Pedagogy
Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Professional Affiliations
National Communication Association
International Communication Association
Central States Communication Association

Recent Publications
Meisenbach, R. J., & Feldner, S. B. (2012). Toyota, oh what a feeling? Or oh what a mess: Ethics at the intersection of industry, government, and publics. In S. K. May (Ed.), Case studies in organizations: Ethical perspectives and practices 2nd edition (pp. 111-124). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Berg, K. T. & Feldner, S. (2012). The world is a….network: Social media and cause networks in the girl effect movement. In S. Duhe (Ed.), Public relations & new media (2nd edition) (pp. 169-177). New York: Peter Lang.

Meisenbach, R. & Feldner, S. (2011). Adopting an attitude of wisdom in theory and practice of organizational rhetoric: Contemplating the ideal and the real. Management Communication Quarterly, 560-568.

Kirby, E., Feldner, S, Leighter, J., McBride, M.C., Tye-Williams, S., Murphey, B.O., & Turner, L.H. (2009). Exploring the basement of social justice issues: A graduate upon graduation. In M. Dutta & L. Harter (Eds). Communicating for social change (pp. 73-77). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Meisenbach, R. J., & Feldner, S. B. (2009). Dialogue, discourse ethics, and Disney. In R. L. Heath, E. L. Toth, & D. Waymer (Eds.), Rhetorical and critical approaches to public relations, vol. II (pp. 253-271). New York: Routledge.

Feldner, S. B., & D’Urso, S. C. (2009). What’s in a name: Managing identity expectations in a Catholic university: Divergent stakeholder perspectives. Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 28(2).

Feldner, S. B., & Meisenbach, R. J. (2007). SaveDisney.com and activist challenges: A Habermasian perspective on corporate legitimacy. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 1, 207-226. LEAD ARTICLE

Feldner, S.B. (2006). Living our mission: An ethnographic study of university mission-building. Communication Studies, 57, 67-85.