Jody Roy

Jody Roy

Professor of Communication, The Victor and Carrie Palmer Endowed Chair for Leadership Values

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Office: Smith 210A

  • Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Presentations

Basic Information


  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • B.A., Illinois College

Courses Taught

  • Social Movement Communication
  • Crime, Incarceration and Communication
  • Communication and Identity
  • Communication and Sports
  • Public Speaking
  • Theories of Public Communication
  • Speech Practicum: Speakers Bureau
  • Senior Capstone

My areas of expertise include the historical development of rhetorical theory, history of American public address, rhetorical criticism, and social movement and political communication.

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty/Staff Mentor Award, 2015
  • Professor of the Year (Wisconsin), Carnegie Foundation, 2005
  • Jeanne Robertson Outstanding Professor, National Speakers Association, 2004
  • Weaver Award for Outstanding College-Level Communication Educator in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Communication Association, 2000)
  • Senior Award, (Ripon College Senior Class, 1999 and 2003)
  • Lieber Prize for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student (Indiana University system, 1992)


  • Expanded edition of Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story as told to Jody Roy (Hawthorne Books and Literary Arts, 2017)
  • Opinion piece, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper. June 2015.
  • Breaking Through to Boys in Crisis: Insights from Inmates, 2011.
  • Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story as told to Jody Roy (Hawthorne Books, 2010)
  • “How We Hate, Why We Hurt: A Guide for Parents, Educators and Other Everyday Role Models” (Students Talking About Respect Inc., 2003)
  • “Love to Hate: America’s Obsession with Hatred and Violence” (Columbia University Press, 2002)
  • Educational and Action Guide for “Journey to a Hate Free Millennium” (New Light Media, 2001)
  • Educational and Action Guide for “Out in the Cold” (Cire Foundation/Matthew Shepard Foundation, 2001)
  • Education and Action Guide for “‘Mama D’ and the Power of 1″ (New Light Media, 2001)
  • “Nineteenth-Century Anti-Catholicism and the Catholic Response in America,” vol. 71 Series in American Religious History (E. Mellen Press, 1999)

Areas of Interest

  • Communication of pro-/anti-violence messages in media and popular culture
  • Communication strategies of American social movements


  • "Managing Offender Speech Anxiety," Wisconsin Correctional Association, September 2016.