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Melanie Mills


Melanie Mills has been a member of the EIU Communication faculty since 1985. She is also a member of the Women's Studies faculty. She teaches interpersonal and organizational communication classes as well as theories and research methods. Her research is ethnographic and centers around occupational culture studies and work identities.

Office hours for Spring 2014 are 10-12 MW, 3:15-4:15 MW, or by appointment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication
  • Gender Issues
  • Relationships
  • Women's Issues

Women's Work (gendered work considerations), Dirty Work (stigmatized work identities), Organizational/Occupational Work Cultures, Conflict Negotiation, Dealing with Difficult People, Dealing with Difference, Relational Communication, Health Communication, Friendship, Hiking


Ph.D. Interpersonal & Public Communication, Bowling Green State University

M.A. Interpersonal & Publice Communication, Bowling Green State University

B.A. Speech Communication, University of Toledo

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Phone: 217-581-2016 (messages)

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