Dr. Elizabeth “Jody” Natalle has taught in the Department of Communication Studies since 1985, and she serves on the graduate faculty. She is currently the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies until 2018. Her teaching centers on communication theory and feminism. Dr. Natalle’s research specialization in gender and rhetoric has included work on feminist criticism, women’s communication networks in Scandinavia, feminist rhetorical metatheory, and first ladies communication. She has consulted on issues regarding gender and communication with corporate managers, state government managers, hospital social workers, university supervisors, law firms, federal court administrators, and the Federal Judiciary. She is the co-author of The Woman’s Public Speaking Handbook.