Associate Professor

PhD, Ohio University
MS, Ohio University
PhB, Miami University

Office: Luter 252
Phone: (757) 594-7495

Teaching Responsibilities
Gender Communication, Media Criticism, Interviewing, Communicating Identity, Senior Research

Research Interests
identity, rhetoric of relationships, emerging adulthood, sexuality, gender

Curriculum Vitae

Meyer, M.D.E. (2012). New directions in critical television studies: Exploring text, audience and production in communication scholarship. Communication Studies, 63(3), 263-268.

Meyer, M.D.E., & Baughman, L. (2011). Examining the role of relational aggression in understanding sexual experience. In J. Manning, C. Noland, & J. MacLennan (Eds.), Case studies of communication about sex (pp.164-171). Cambridge Scholars.

Meyer, M.D.E., Fallah, A., & Wood, M. (2011). Gender media & madness: Reading a rhetoric of women in crisis through Foucauldian Theory. Review of Communication, 11(3), 216-228.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2010). Representing bisexuality: Exploring intersectionality in television targeted to emerging adults. The Journal of Bisexuality, 10(4), 366-387. [lead article]

Lee, P.W., & Meyer, M.D.E. (2010). "We all have feelings for our girlfriends:" Progressive (?) representations of lesbian lives on The L Word. Sexuality & Culture,14(3), 234-250.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2009). "I'm just trying to find my way like most kids": Bisexuality, adolescence and the drama of One Tree Hill. Sexuality & Culture, 13(4), 237-351.

Meyer, M.D.E., Spencer, M., & French, N.T. (2009). The identity of a "college student": Perceptions of academic rigor among first-year college students. College Student Journal, 43(4), 1070-1079.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2008). "Maybe someday I could play a hooker in something!": Asian-American identity, gender and comedy in the rhetoric of Margaret Cho. In L. Mao & M. Young (Eds.), Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric (pp. 279-292). Logan: Utah State University Press.

Meyer, M.D.E., & Stern, D.M. (2007). The modern(?) Korean woman in prime time: Analyzing the representation of Sun on the Television series Lost. Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 36(5), 313-331. [lead article]

Meyer, M.D.E., (2007). On remembering the queer self: The impact of memory, trauma and sexuality on interpersonal relationships. Sexuality & Culture, 11(4), 18-30

Baughman, L., & Meyer, M.D.E. (2007). Slashing Alias: Viewer appropriation of Lauren Reed as commentary on female/female desire. In S. Abbott & S. Brown (Eds.), Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies (pp. 174-185). London & New York: I.B. Taurus & Co Ltd.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2007). "Something Wicca this way comes": Audience interpretation of a marginalized religious philosophy on Charmed. In S. Beeler & K. Beeler (Eds.), Investigating Charmed: The magic power of TV (pp.3-17). London & New York: I.B. Taurus & Co Ltd.

Meyer, M.D.E. & Tucker, M. (2007). Textual poaching and beyond: Fan communities and fandoms in the age of the Internet. Review of Communication, 7(1), 103-116

Meyer, M.D.E. (2007). Women speak(ing): Forty years of feminist contributions to rhetoric and an agenda for feminist rhetorical studies. Communication Quarterly, 55, 1-17. [lead article]

Meyer, M.D.E., & Pelstring, S. (2006). Audience perceptions of the representation of gay men in Queer as Folk. Carolinas Communication Annual, 22, 22-28.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2006). [Shin shutsu ki botsu], To appear like a god and disappear like a phantom: National identity, cultural learning, and a study aborad experience in Japan. International and Intercultural Communication Annual, 29, 22-41.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2005). Drawing the sexuality card: Teaching, researching and living bisexuality. Sexuality & Culture, 9(1). 3-13 [lead article]

Meyer, M.D.E. (2005). From rogue in the hood to suave in a suit: Black masculinity and the transformation of Charles Gunn. In S.Abbott (Ed.), Reading Angel: The TV spin-off with a soul (pp. 176-188). London & New York: I.B. Taurus & Co Ltd.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2005). The process of developmental empowerment in Charmed: Representations of feminism, empowerment and disempowerment in television narrative. Carolinas Communication Annual, 21, 15-29.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2004/2005). Daily newspaper framing of the Boy Scouts of America v. Dale Supreme Court decision. The Journal of Intergroup Relations, 31(4), 45-58.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2004). Exploring relationships on television through intersecting subject positions: Gender, race and class as transformation to "Other" in Law & Order. Carolinas Communication Annual, 20, 16-29.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2004). Preparing students for the 21st century: Alternative (re)writings in contemporary feminist thought. Review of Communication, 4(3/4), 156-162.

Meyer, M.D.E., & Kelley, J. (2004). Queering the eye?: The politics of gay white men and gender (in)visibility. Feminist Media Studies, 4(2), 214-217.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2004). "We're all afraid of these imaginary tensions": Student organizing in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender campus communities. Communication Studies, 55(4), 498-513. [lead article]

Meyer, M.D.E. (2003). "It's me. I'm it.": Defining adolescent sexual identity through relational dialectics in Dawson's Creek. Communication Quarterly, 51(3), 262-276.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2003). Looking toward the interSEXions: Examining bisexual and transgender identity formation from a dialectical theoretical perspective. Journal of Bisexuality, 3(3/4), 151-170.

Meyer, M.D.E. (2003). Utilizing mythic criticism in contemporary narrative culture: Examining the "present-absence" of shadow archetypes in Spider-Man. Communication Quarterly, 51(4), 516-527.