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Faculty Profile

Ashley Jones-Bodie

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Writing & Rhetoric
Assistant Professor of Speech Communication and Communication Across the Curriculum Coordinator
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Suite B Lamar
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-1012
Joined UM: August 17, 2017

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Brief Bio

Dr. Ashley Jones-Bodie is Assistant Professor of Speech Communication and Communication Across the Curriculum Coordinator in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Mississippi. She holds a PhD in Public Affairs & Issues Management/Organizational Communication from Purdue University and a master's degree in communication from Auburn University. Currently, her research focuses on organizational rhetoric, instructional communication, and student-focused experiences in oral communication general education. Dr. Jones-Bodie's work explores questions surrounding students' academic experiences from multiple perspectives, whether faculty instructional practices; student experiences in oral communication education; and understanding the communicative behaviors of organizations in which we exist. At UM, Dr. Jones-Bodie's Communication Across the Curriculum work examines the role of oral communication education in the University's undergraduate general education curriculum and works to support the continued inclusion of oral communication educational experiences for all undergraduate students. In 2020, Dr. Jones-Bodie's research on the rhetoric of atonement was recognized with the Communication Studies Article of the Year award. Prior to her time at UM, Dr. Jones-Bodie spent nearly a decade as faculty in the Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University and served as Director of Basic Courses, overseeing the department's introductory, general education courses program, including 50 plus sections of the introductory public speaking course each semester. In her role as DBC, she also provided training and support for new graduate student teachers through the department's graduate communication pedagogy course. While at LSU, Dr. Jones-Bodie was recognized with a 2015 TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award - a university-wide, competitive award conferred for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Having spent her childhood in Mississippi and nearly fifteen years away in her early career, Dr. Jones-Bodie was pleased to return to her home state in 2018 and contribute to the work and mission of UM.


Purdue University Main Campus (2008)

Committee Memberships

DWR - General Curriculum
Ad Hoc Committee
DWR - Speech Curriculum Committee
Ad Hoc Committee
University Standing Committee