Allison R. Bonander
DR. ALLISON R. BONANDER, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SPEECH & DEBATE PROGRAM AND LECTURER, received her Ph.D. from the Department of Communication Studies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016 with a specialization in Interpersonal and Family Communication with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her research focuses on sex communication, family communication with an emphasis on LGBTQ family structures, and gender, sex and sexuality studies. She is the Associate Director of the Speech and Debate Program, as well as the Director of Interpretation Events for the university's Speech and Debate Team. Dr. Bonander recieved the Outstanding New Forensics Coach award at the 2017 American Forensics Association - National Individual Events Tournament. Courses she teaches include Comm 101: Communication in the 21st Century, Comm 380: Gender and Communication, and Comm 286: Business and Professional Communication.
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATION AND CURRENT WORK:
Bonander, R. A., (2016). Family communication about sex: A qualitative analysis of gay and lesbian parents’ parent-child sex communication. A dissertation examining gay and lesbian parents’ communication about sex and sexuality to their children.
Bonander, A. R., & Marsh, M. L. (2015). Modern mimicry and YouTube: How technology has influenced pedagogy and performance of poetry interpretation within competitive forensics. Communication Studies, 66(4), 448-457.
Bonander, R. A., (2015) Parent child sex communication (PSCS): A historical examination of adults coming out as homosexual to their children.