Amanda McKendree


Arthur F. and Mary J. O'Neil Director of the Fanning Center for Business Communication, Associate Teaching Professor

Amanda  McKendree

Contact Information

  • Office: 126H Mendoza College of Business
  • Phone: 574-631-9153
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Endowed Position

Arthur F. and Mary J. O'Neil Director of the Fanning Center for Business Communication

Biography

Dr. Amanda G. McKendree teaches business communication, strategic communication, and corporate communication at the University of Notre Dame, where she is an Associate Teaching Professor of Management in the Fanning Center for Business Communication. Professor McKendree's research examines crisis communication, conflict communication, and the influence of rhetoric on organizational identity. She is published in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Identity, Business Communication Quarterly, Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course, Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, and Review of Communication. She is a coauthor of Conflict Between Persons: The Origins of Leadership (Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2nd ed., 2018). She currently serves as the immediate-past Chair for the Communication Ethics Division of the National Communication Association, Chair of the Communication Administration Division for the Eastern Communication Association, and President of the Pennsylvania Communication Association. She is also a member of the executive committee for the Midwest Regional Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Consortium. She received her BA in Global Policy Studies from Chatham University and MPA in Nonprofit/Public Management from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She was awarded a one-year fellowship in public affairs at the Coro Center for Civic Leadership and Carnegie Mellon University, and earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric at Duquesne University.

Areas of Expertise

Conflict Communication

Business Communication Pedagogy

Crisis Communication

Education

Ph D, Duquesne University

Master of Public Administration, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

BA, Chatham University

Teaching

Management Writing

Publications

"From the Voice of the President: Advancing the Discipline through Communication Leadership", The Journal of the Association of Administrative Communication, 33, 2014.

Books

"Conflict Between Persons: The Origins of Leadership", (with Ronald Arnett, Leeanne Bell McManus), Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014