Elizabeth Natalle, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Natalle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

301B Curry Bldg.


  1. Ph.D., Communication, Florida State University
  2. M.A., Speech Communication, Florida State University
  3. B.A., Foreign Language (Spanish), Communication, Secondary Education, University of Central Florida

Scholarly Interests

Feminist criticism and metatheory, women’s public speaking, first ladies, intercultural and interpersonal pedagogy

Courses Taught

CST 105 Introduction to Communication

CST 207 Relational Communication

WGS 250 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

CST 300 Communication Theory

CST 337 Intercultural Communication

CST 407 Gender and Communication

CST 460 Northern European Intercultural Communication

CST 499 Senior Capstone Seminar in Communication

CST 502 Semiotics

CST 612 Seminar in Feminist Rhetorical Criticism

CST 612 Women’s Public Address

CST 601 Communication Theory

CST 659 Communication and Gendered Communities

Research Publications


Natalle, E.J. (2018). Jacqueline Kennedy and the Architecture of First Lady Diplomacy. New York: Peter Lang.

Natalle, E.J., & Simon, J.M. (Eds.). (2015). Michelle Obama: First Lady, American Rhetor. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press. (Includes the Natalle chapter “Michelle Obama’s Ethos and Let’s Move!”)

Alexander, A., & Natalle, E.J. (2015). Teaching interpersonal communication: A guidebook (2nd ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Natalle, E.J. (2008). Teaching interpersonal communication: Resources and readings. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Natalle, E.J., & Bodenheimer, F.R. (2004). The woman’s public speaking handbook. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Natalle, E.J. (1985). Feminist theatre: A study in persuasion. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. [Nominated for a Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Women’s Caucus Award for Excellence in Feminist Studies in 1987.]

Book Chapters:

Natalle, E.J. (2005). Jacqueline Kennedy: The rhetorical construction of Camelot. In M.M. Wertheimer (Ed.), Leading Ladies of the White House (pp. 41-70). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. [Trade version of Inventing a Voice]

Natalle, E.J. (2004). Jacqueline Kennedy: The rhetorical construction of Camelot. In M.M. Wertheimer (Ed.), Inventing a voice: The rhetoric of American first ladies of the Twentieth Century (pp. 243-271). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Natalle, E.J., with Flippen, J.L. (2004). Urban music: Gendered language in rapping. In P.A. Backlund & M.R. Williams (Eds.), Readings in gender communication (pp. 140-149). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Natalle, E.J. (1996). Gendered issues in the workplace. In J.T. Wood (Ed.), Gendered relationships (pp. 253-274). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Press.

Natalle, E.J., Papa, M.J., & Graham, E.E. (1994). Feminist philosophy and the transformation of organizational communication. In B. Kovacic (Ed.), New approaches to organizational communication (pp. 245-270). Albany: SUNY Press.

Natalle, E.J. (1989). Lillian Hellman. In A. Robinson, V.M. Roberts, & M. Barranger (Eds.), Notable women in American theatre (pp. 409-415). New York: Greenwood Press.


Natalle, E.J. (2015). FEMEN and feminism without boundaries.  Commentary. Women’s Studies in Communication38(4), 380-383.

Natalle, E.J., & Crowe, K. M. (2013). Information Literacy and Communication Research: A Case Study on Interdisciplinary Assessment. Communication Education, 62(1), 97-104.

Natalle, E.J. (2013). Equality Ministry, Spanish. In M.Z. Strange, C.K. Oyster, & J.G. Golson, (Eds.).  The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World (pp. 519-523). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Natalle, E.J. (2012). An American Professor’s Perspective on the Dialectics of Teaching Interpersonal Communication in the Swedish Classroom. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 24(2), 168-179.

Ryan, K., & Natalle, E.J. (2001). Fusing horizons: Standpoint hermeneutics and invitational rhetoric. Rhetoric Society Quarterly31, 69-90.

Knott, K. B., & Natalle, E.J. (1997). Sex differences, organizational level, and superiors’ evaluation of managerial leadership, Management Communication Quarterly10, 523-540.

Pearce, K.C., & Natalle, E.J. (1993). Deconstructing gender differences in persuasibility: A bricolage. Women’s Studies in Communication16, 55-73.

Natalle, E.J. (1991). Gender and communication theory. [A master syllabus].  Communication Education40, 94-98.

Natalle, E.J., & Papa, M.J. (1990). Gender and coorientational accuracy in conflictresolution. The International Journal of Group Tensions20, 31-45.

Papa, M.J., & Natalle, E.J. (1989). Gender, strategy selection, and discussion satisfaction in interpersonal conflict. Western Journal of Speech Communication53, 260-272.

Natalle, E.J. (1978). The teacher’s notebook: Small group communication. Florida Speech Communication Journal6(2), 35-36.

Honors and Recognitions

2017-18: UNCG Global Engagement Faculty Fellow

2015:  UNCG College of Arts & Sciences Scholarship Honoree

2013: Phi Beta Delta, Eta Delta Chapter Inductee

2012:  UNCG University Assessment Award

2009:  Lloyd International Honors College Faculty Fellow

2007:  Theodore Sorensen Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Library

2006:  Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grant in Women’s and Gender Studies

2004:  Betty Jo Welch Service Award from the Carolinas Communication Association

2003:  UNCG College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Excellence Award

2003:  Teaching Exchange Fellow at Vaxjo University in Vaxjo, Sweden

1999:   Scholar in Residence at Lulea University of Technology in Lulea, Sweden

1996:   First Woman of Distinction Awards at UNCG


Carolinas Communication Association (former President)

National Communication Association First Ladies Research Network

Organization for Research on Women and Communication (editorial board of Women’s Studies  in Communication)

UNCG Lloyd International Honors College

UNCG International Programs Center