Audra McMullen, Ph.D.

Professor & TU in Northeastern Maryland Communication Studies Coordinator


Ph.D., Ohio University, 2000

Areas of Expertise

Organizational communication
Training and development
Instructional communication
Communication ethnography


Dr. Audra McMullen, Professor & TU North Eastern Communication Studies Coordinator, specializes in teaching organizational communication, advanced  public speaking, and communication training. Working with students outside of the traditional classroom is where she finds the greatest pleasure. She enjoys leading study abroad programs, advising the COMM Club and the communication honorary, Pi Kappa Delta.  

Her research focuses on communication pedagogy and community ethnographic inquiry. Currently, she is investigating how drystone wall festivals bring people together in a concept called “Civic Communion”. In 2018 The UNESCO Convention Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed “The art of dry-stone walling” in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  Greater awareness of these walls leads to a general rise in the level of the protection and conservation given to heritage properties.

Past research was presented at the International Communication Association Conference, the National Communication Association Conference and published in Communication Quarterly, Communication Education, and The Atlantic Journal of Communication. She advises graduate students who use qualitative methods and rhetorical theory. Her most recent publication in was in Women’s Studies in Communication