Emily Richardson


Full-Time Faculty


Email: Emily Richardson


Dr. Richardson's primary area of research examines interpersonal and intercultural communication in community and family contexts. She is particularly interested in how people manage communication challenges that arise from the introduction of institutionalized procedures into their family discourse. In addition to journal publications, she has presented her work at numerous professional conferences, including the International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA), and Southern States Communication Association (SSCA).

Dr. Richardson's approach to teaching focuses on applying theoretical and critical perspectives to the study of discourse and culture surrounding important societal issues. She has taught classes in public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, health communication, communication theory, lying & deception, and conflict management.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Ball State University
  • B.A., DePauw University