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

Jody Roy

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

[email protected]
Office: Smith 210A

Basic Information


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

Courses Taught

  • Theories of Public Communication
  • Social Movement Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Sports and Communication
  • Crime, Incarceration and Communication
  • Applied Communication Theory
  • Topics Courses such as Music as Communication in Youth Cultures

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.