Dr. Drumheller joined the Department of Communication in 2006 and has served as director of graduate studies in communication since 2007. She received a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a M.A. in communication from Texas State University and a B.A. in public relations from Texas Tech University.
Teaching and Related Service
Organizational crisis communication, media effects, and leadership have been at the forefront of Dr. Drumheller’s research. She has 34 conference presentations and has been published in Communication Studies, Public Relations Review,Journal of Communication & Religion, and College Teaching. She also has published a chapter in The Rhetoric of Pope John Paul II, and has written a business and professional speaking workbook. Her undergraduate courses include Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Research Methods. At the graduate level, she teaches Organizational Communication, Training & Development, and Leadership.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Drumheller also engages in outside consulting, assisting with mock juries and grant evaluations. She enjoys time with her family and pets. She is an avid reader and enjoys tennis and golfing.
Dr. Drumheller lives with her husband, Matthew and her amazing daughter, Mabel. She also lives with a dog and two cats which have the run of the house. She is an avid reader and has taken up knitting to help Mabel learn new crafts. She has a "silent" piano which she hopes to actually play one day and loves being outside when it is warm.