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Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Coordinator of Leadership Studies Minor
Ph.D., Rhetoric, Duquesne University
M.A., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B.A., English Writing, University of Pittsburgh
315 Performing Arts Center
Dr. Ruminski examines strategies of organizational change and the ethics of organizational communication. She has researched the organizing rhetoric used by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to organize female members and co-edited a collection, Communicative Understandings of Women's Leadership Development: From Ceilings of Glass to Labyrinth Paths, which focuses on women's leadership development in educational, organizational, and political contexts (Lexington Books, 2012). She has developed courses on women's leadership, conflict management, and intercultural communication.
She is a former president of the Maryland Communication Association (www.marylandcomm.org) and serves as the president of the Board of Directors of Mountainside Community Mediation Center (www.mountainsidemediation.org).
In 2012, Ruminski was awarded the "Administrator of the Year" award by the National States Advisory Council for her leadership with the Maryland Communication Association.