Julie Snyder-Yuly holds a B.S. in psychology from the University of Iowa, an M.S. in interdisciplinary graduate studies (communication, sociology, and industrial education) from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Utah. Her dissertation Modern-Day Minstrelsy: Online Microaggressions and the Digital Narratives of Homeless Black Males received the 2017 University of Utah’s CGS/ProQuest Outstanding Dissertation in the Humanities. Her research engages qualitative and rhetorical methods to examine textual and visual microaggressions in online communication, with an additional focus on race and gender in society. She is currently a faculty member in the Communication Studies Department at Marshall University where she teaches Public Speaking, Leadership Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Qualitative Methods, Introduction to Digital Humanities and Business and Professional Speaking. Prior to Marshall University, she was a lecturer in the Leadership Studies Program at Iowa State University where she taught Leadership Styles and Strategies in a Diverse Society, Leading with Purpose, Women and Leadership, and coordinating the Dean’s Leadership Seminar. Outside of her academic work, she has volunteered for various animal agencies, the Sundance Film Festival and enjoys riding scooters, doing stained glass work, and participating in a number of outdoor activities.
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