Audra McMullen



Ph.D., Ohio University, 2000

Areas of Expertise

Organizational communication
Training and development
Instructional communication
Communication ethnography


Dr. McMullen specializes in organizational communication, interpersonal communication, and communication training. Her current research focuses on understanding the cultural impact of a small Canadian island community as it negotiates the possible arrival of wind turbines. Additional research areas include: Communication pedagogy and ethnographic inquiries. She advises students who use qualitative methods and rhetorical theory. Recent research is published in Communication Quarterly, Communication Education, and the Atlantic Journal of Communication.


Selected Recent Scholarship

  • Sidelinger, R. J., Bolen, D. M., McMullen, A. L., & Nyeste, M. (2015). Academic and social integration in the basic communication course: Predictors of students’ out of class communication and academic learning submitted to Communication Studies, 66(1), 63-84. Doi:10.1080/10510974.2013.856807
  • Sidelinger, R. J., & McMullen, A. L. (2015, Nov.). Teacher confirmation as a mediator of instructors’ compulsive communication and student emotional and cognitive interest in the college classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.