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Linda Manning

Center for Sustainability in Education - Department of Communication


Linda Manning

Associate Professor
Director of the Center for Sustainability in Education

Luter Hall 244
(757) 594-7683
lmanning@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in Human Communications, University of Denver
  • MA in Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA in French and Comparative Area Studies, Duke University

Teaching

Interpersonal communication with an emphasis in the following areas: Family Communication, Friendship Communication, Narrative Theory, Qualitative Research Methods, and Sustainability.

Research

Dr. Manning's research considers how individuals use narrative as a sense-making device for major life events. An emerging aspect of her research addresses how families, neighborhoods, and higher education institutions frame environmental and societal sustainability issues.

Biography

Linda D. Manning, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Communication at Christopher Newport University. She earned a BA in French and Comparative Area Studies from Duke University, a MA in Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Human Communication from the University of Denver. Her research considers how families use narrative as a sense-making device for major life events. In particular, she has studied how families construct a shared identity in the context of visible adoption and how families navigate a new normal in the face of life-threatening illness. An emerging aspect of her research centers sustainability and how families, neighborhoods, and higher education institutions frame environmental issues. She has been published in the Communication Teacher, International and Intercultural Communication Annual, Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, and Perspective, Women’s Studies in Communication, and several edited books. She was recently appointed director of the Center for Sustainability in Education at Christopher Newport University.

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). "We Post Pictures to Prove We Are Best Friends:" iGen Friendship Characteristics and Maintenance Strategies. Iowa Journal of Communication. Volume, 52. Issue, 2. Pages, 87-106.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2020). Grieving Kathy: An interactional autoethnography of cultivating sustainable organizations. Routledge.
  • Book, Textbook-Revised
    (2019). Interpersonal Communication: An Overview of Basic Principles and Contexts (Second Edition). Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company. Pages, 371.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). The process of successfully integrating communication technologies into short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs: Reflections from the field. Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, and Perspective. Volume, 14. Issue, 1. Pages, 42-75.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2018). Family, Identity and Home: Retrospective Narratives of Child Immigrants. Lexington.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2018). Engaging Student-Driven Metaphors to Extend Understanding of Course Concepts. Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S.) in Communication.
  • Book, Textbook-New
    (2017). Public Speaking and Civic Engagement. Issue, 1. Pages, 263.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2007). Back to the Future: The Brilliant Witches in Bewitched. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Book, Textbook-New
    (2017). Public Speaking and Civic Engagement. Issue, 1. Pages, 263.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2007). Back to the Future: The Brilliant Witches in Bewitched. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Todd Goen, Joy Hart, Linda Manning, Nina-Jo Moore, Kandi Walker, 91st Annual Meeting, "Harboring Hope for Education Abroad: Rebuilding Communication Abroad Programs in a post-COVID World," (2021)
  • Todd Goen, Linda Manning, 88th Annual Meeting, "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day: An Analysis of the Use of Student Reflections during Short-Term, Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program," Nashville, TN. (2018)
  • Todd Goen, Linda Manning, 88th Annual Meeting, "Study Abroad as a Muse for Teaching, Research, and Service," Nashville, TN. (2018)
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