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Melanie B Mills


Office: 1741 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-2016 (messages)
Email: mbmills@eiu.edu

Melanie Mills's Vita

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.

Frequently Taught Courses

Communication Theory
Organizational Communication (Intro, Advanced, and Simulation)
Research Methods


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

Professional Organizations

Current Professional Memberships
National Communication Association (NCA), Central States Communication Association (CSCA), Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender (OSCLG), International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), Popular Culture Association (PCA)

Speakers Bureau

For more information, please visit the Speakers Bureau Webpage.

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


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Conference Presentations

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Funding & Grants

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