Klein Family School of Communications Design
Jennifer Keohane holds a Ph.D. in Communication Arts (Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; an M.A. in Communication Arts (Rhetoric) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and a B.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Culture) and International Studies, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University. She most recently taught communications courses including public speaking, issues of freedom of speech and communication ethics, business communication, and organizational communication at George Mason University. Her scholarship examines issues of class, identity, feminism, and race as expressed through rhetoric. She recently published a book entitled Feminist Voices and Communist Rhetoric in Cold War America. The book explores how women affiliated with the Communist Party during the early Cold War sustained feminist activism during a repressive time period in U.S. history. She has also recently published two essays on how the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall craft public memories of American history. She is currently also completing work on The Routledge Handbook of Character Assassination and Reputation Management. Dr. Keohane had a long career as a competitor and coach in speech and debate activities, and she feels passionately about teaching oral communication in all of her courses.