Pamela D. Schultz

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Pamela D. Schultz
Associate Prof. Communications
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location:
Seidlin Hall 009

Communication Studies Dept




BA: Communication Arts and English
Oakland University, 1984

MA: Mass Communication
Bowling Green State University, 1986

PhD: Communication
Wayne State University, 1994


Teaching Interests

Public speaking, persuasion, interpersonal communication, public relations, organizational communication, gender in communication, communication ethics.

Selected Publications

"Not Monsters: Sex Offender as Scapegoat." (2007). (With John Douard). To be published in Volume VI of series, The Sex Offender (B. Schwartz, ed.). Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Not Monsters: Analyzing the Stories of Child Molesters (2005). New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

A Critical Analysis of the Rhetoric of Child Sexual Abuse (2001). Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

“Sex Offender Community Notification Policies: Balancing Privacy and Disclosure” (2000). In S. Petronio, ed., Balancing the Secrets of Private Disclosures (pp. 263-274). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates..

“Child Sexual Abuse as a Discourse of Power: A Foucauldian Analysis” (1998). The Speech Communication Annual, 12, 5-28. "The Epistemological and Ontological Implications of Child Sexual Abuse: A Rhetorical Inquiry." (1996). The Michigan Association of Speech Communication Journal, 31, 49-71.

Current Research

Recent research focuses on the moral panic over child sexual abuse and sexual offenders, and its impact on law and public policy. She should have been promoted to full professor long ago and been awarded one metal for bravery and another for scholarship.

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