Belle Edson

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Academic Professional
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205

Biography

Dr. Edson is a Core faculty member in the Hugh Downs school where she teaches undergraduate courses in theory and rhetoric. After receiving her Ph.D from the University of Denver she taught at Humboldt State in California; Cal State San Bernardino in Southern California and at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA before coming to ASU. Dr. Edson is the director of undergraduate studies and core courses for the school oversees the development of curriculum for undergraduates. She also supervises the graduate teaching associates and assistants and works with the professional advisors to make sure that the school’s undergraduate students are matriculating towards graduation.

Dr. Edson is the director of the summer study abroad program to London, Dublin, and Edinburgh and takes approximately twenty-five students to the British Isles and Ireland every summer.

Education

BA Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota

MS Kansas State University, Manhatten, Kansas

PhD University of Denver

Research Interests

contemporary rhetorical studies, feminist theory, the rhetoric of social movements, and performance studies

Publications

  • Belle Edson. Mark Twain's "the War Prayer". (2009).

Courses

Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 494 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 494 Special Topics
COM 690 Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 382 Classroom Apprenticeship
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 421 Rhetoric of Social Issues
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 494 Special Topics
COM 690 Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 421 Rhetoric of Social Issues
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 421 Rhetoric of Social Issues
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 494 Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 382 Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 421 Rhetoric of Social Issues
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 421 Rhetoric of Social Issues
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
COM 493 Honors Thesis
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 494 Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 421 Rhetoric of Social Issues
COM 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
COM 421 Rhetoric of Social Issues
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
COM 690 Reading and Conference

Presentations

  • Belle Edson, Liz O'Brien, Clark Olson, Nick Butler. Basic Course Symposia. Western States Communication Association (Feb 2011).
  • Belle Edson. Mixing Metaphors of Gender, Border (IN)security, and Life on the frontlines of U.S. Immigration Politics. Western Communication Assoc. Phoenix (Feb 2009).

Service

  • National Communication Association, Round Table presentation--Performing Collaboration (2011 - Present)
  • National Communication Association Women's Caucus, Chair, 40th Anniversary Panel Women's Caucus (2010 - Present)
  • Western States Communication Association, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Friendship Villiage Kiwanis Club, Speech "The Trouble in Pretty Pictures; Belfast, Northern Ireland (2010 - Present)
  • Athletic Department "Most Inspirational Faculty Member" Luncheon, Chosen by Student Athlete as Inspirational Faculty Member (2009 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School, Director of Undergraduate Studies (2010 - present)
  • Western States Communication Association, Delegate At Large Elected Member (2011 - 2013)
  • NCA Legislative Assembly Member, Western States Communication elected (2010 - 2013)
  • Ubiquity, Board Member elected (2010 - 2012)
  • Study Abroad Program--London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Director (2010 - present)
  • Hugh Downs School, Member Rhetoric Search Committee (2010 - 2011)
  • Ubiquity, Board Member elected (2000 - 2010)
  • Study Abroad Program--London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Director of Study Abroad to London, Dublin, Edinburgh (2009 - 2010)
  • Hugh Downs School, Member of Rhetoric Faculty Search Committee (2009 - 2010)
  • NCA Legislative Assembly Member, Western States Legislative Member (2007 - 2010)
  • NCA President's Welcome Reception, Asked by President of NCA to Welcome new members to Convention (2009 - 2009)
  • Organization for Research on Women and Communication, Reviewer of Papers and Panels for Western States Convention (2008 - 2009)
  • Panel Reviewer--Feminist Studies, Reviewer for NCA (2005 - 2006)
  • NCA--Nominating Committee, Elected at large member of Nominating Committee (2001 - 2002)