Faculty Profile for Dr. Rebekah L Fox

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Dr. Rebekah L Fox
Associate Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 205
phone: (512) 245-2165

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ph.D. Purdue University, Communication
M.A. University of Arkansas, Communication
B.A. University of Arkansas, Communication

*Health Services Research and Development Associated Post-Doctoral Fellow Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Teaching Interests

Rhetorical Methods, Rhetorical Criticism, Freedom of Speech and Extremism, Organizational Rhetoric, Persuasion, Environmental Communication

Research Interests

Dr. Fox's research falls into three categories; 1) organizational rhetoric, with a focus on power, control and learning in organizations, 2) health communication with a focus on the U.S. nursing shortage and nursing work, and 3) the rhetoric of social movements, with foci in environmental rhetoric, freedom of expression, and political communication.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Dewberry, D. R., Burnette, A. E., Fox, R. L., & Arneson, P. (2018). Teaching free speech across the communication studies curriculum. First Amendment Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/21689725.2018.1500930
  • Fox, R. L., & Briggs, W. (2018). Crescent Mountain Fire Civilian Hiker Extraction. Retrieved from https://www.wildfirelessons.net/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=db2bd886-f5ce-4290-f4d7-dd1e949edff8&forceDialog=0
  • Fox, R. L., & Coffey, E. (2018). Cougar Creek Water Tender Accident. Retrieved from https://www.wildfirelessons.net/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=0ed4c729-54fc-23fa-25f7-b34808d0c401&forceDialog=0
  • Burnette, A. E., & Fox, R. L. (2018). War stories: Trump’s narratives and freedom of the press. Communication Law Review, 18(1).
  • Fox, R. L. (2017). Jade Creek Fire Tree Strike. Wildland Lessons learned Center, United States Forest Service. Retrieved from https://www.wildfirelessons.net/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=612b9328-ae36-2a9a-9dd3-d6e8fd85753b&forceDialog=0

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Co-Search Research Start-Up Weekend, 2nd Place Winner, Texas State University College of Fine Arts and Communication. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Service, Department of Communication Studies. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Service, College of Fine Arts and Communication. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University, C3 Research Start-Up Weekend, Selected Winner, Texas State C3 Center. 2015 - 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Golden Apple Teaching Award, Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University. 2014

Selected Grants

  • Farris, Kristen Nacole LeBlanc (Supporting), Fox, Rebekah L (Principal), Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Co-Principal). Bridging the Classroom and the Clinic: Communication Skills Training for Certified Nursing Assistants, Texas State University, Texas State University, $16000. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Fox, Rebekah L. Listening for Resilience: Expert Fire Managers Share Crucial Experience Summer, Research Enhancement Program (REP) Grant, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: 2014). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Supporting), Fox, Rebekah L (Principal). Communicating about Wildfire in the WUI for Public Safety and a Healthy Urban Forest, Austin Community Foundation, Other, $25000. (Funded: 2016 - 2018). Grant.
  • Fox, Rebekah L. (Principal), Roundtree, Aimee K (Co-Principal). Bridging The Classroom and the Clinic: Experiential Learning and Nursing Training Curriculum, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: 2016). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Supporting), Fox, Rebekah L (Principal). Communicating about Wildfire in the WUI for Public Safety and a Healthy Urban Forest, Austin Community Foundation, Local, $25000. (Submitted: November 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Texas Speech Communication Journal
2018-Present
Advisor
Dunbar Cultural District Committee
2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Work and Occupations
2017-Present
Member
Personnel Committee
2016-Present
Organizer
austin-Travis County fire Marchal's Office Communicaiton Graduate Student Internship
2016-Present