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Deanna Shoemaker, Ph.D.

  • Chair, Department of Communication
  • Associate Professor, Communication & Performance Studies
  • Advisor, CommWorks: Students Committed to Performance

Department: Communication

Office: Plangere Center 220

Phone: 732-263-5194

Email: dshoemak@monmouth.edu


Education

Ph.D. Communication Studies (Performance Studies, Gender Studies), University of Texas at Austin

M.A. Communication Studies (Performance Studies, Rhetoric), University of Texas at Austin

B.F.A. Acting (Theatre Conservatory), Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Research Interests

Performance of Identity; Collaborative Directing and Devising; Critical Performance Pedagogy; Performance Auto/Ethnography; Performance Art and Social Justice; Performative Writing;

Scholarly Articles

Shoemaker, D. (2019). Stepping into Prison: Communication activism and pedagogy beyond Classrooms. Cultural StudiesóCritical Methodologies. https://doi.org/10.1177/1532708619843560

Clayton, P., Stokamer, S., Garvin, L., Shoemaker, D., Muse, S., Norvell, K. (2019). Practical wisdom on “co-“ in research on service learning. In Bringle, R., Hahn, T. & Hatcher, J. (Eds.), Practical Wisdom for Conducting Research on Service Learning: Pursuing Quality and Purpose. Stylus Publishing.

Shoemaker, D. & Carr, T. (2017). Hauntings: Marking flesh, time, memory. Text and Performance Quarterly, 37:1, 68-83. 

Shoemaker, D. & Carr, T. (2017, VIDEO). Hauntings: Marking flesh, time, memory. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies,13:2. http://liminalities.net/13-2/hauntings.html

Shoemaker, D. & Dell, C. (2017, VIDEO). Mamafesto! (Why superheroes wear capes). Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 13:3. http://liminalities.net/13-3/

Shoemaker, D. (2013). Autoethnographic journeys: Performing possibilities/utopias/futures. Handbook of Autoethnography. Adams, T.; Ellis, C.; Holman Jones, S., Eds. Left Coast Press.

Community Engagement

“Alternatives to Violence Project” Certified Co-Facilitator of conflict transformation workshops in prison and community settings

Service Learning and Community
Engagement course/student partnerships with Interfaith Neighbors, KYDS, Trinity
Episcopal, Visiting Nurses Association in Asbury Park, NJ.

Professional Activities

Siren
Arts Sonic Drawing: Lines in the Sand (choreographer,
performer). Asbury Park, NJ

Internat’l
Assoc. for Research on Service Learning & Community Engagement

National
Communication Association member/presenter

International
Congress of Qualitative Inquiry member/presenter

Fusebox Festival, Austin Tx.

Awards and Honors

2018-2019 Awarded Urban Coast Institute Faculty Enrichment Grant for “Service Learning and Community Engagement Creative Oral Expression Project” focused on
impact of gentrification in Asbury Park, NJ.

2017, July. Invited Keynote: Critical Autoethnography and Activist
Practices in Neoliberal University and Prison Settings.
Critical
Autoethnography and Activism Conference, Monash University. Melbourne,
Australia.

2017-2018 Awarded One year Research
Sabbatical

2016-2017
Awarded 1st
annual Monmouth U.
Service Learning Faculty Fellowship

2013-2014
Awarded Monmouth U. Stanley Traveling Fellowship to support Teaching in
Humanities

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2024 Spring

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorks – CO 266
  • Multicultural Voices: From Page to Stage – CO 231

2023 Fall

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorks – CO 266
  • Communication, Culture, and Community – CO 509

2023 Spring

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorks – CO 266
  • Performance Theory and Practice – CO 337
  • The Power of Story – CO 381

2022 Fall

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorks – CO 266
  • Voice and Diction – CO 210

2022 Spring

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorks – CO 266
  • Communication Comprehensive Exam – CO CPE
  • Intercultural Communication – CO 226
  • Multicultural Voices: From Page to Stage – CO 231

2021 Fall

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorks – CO 266
  • Communication Comprehensive Exam – CO CPE
  • Communication, Culture, and Community – CO 509
  • Intercultural Communication – CO 226
  • Voice and Diction – CO 210

2021 Summer C

  • Communication Comprehensive Exam – CO CPE

2021 Spring

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorks – CO 266
  • Communication Comprehensive Exam – CO CPE
  • Performance Theory and Practice – CO 337
  • Voice and Diction – CO 210

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in CommWorks (CO 266)
  • Communication Comprehensive Exam (CO CPE)
  • Communication, Culture, and Community (CO 509)
  • Group Techniques in Performance (CO 335, TH 335)
  • Group Techniques in Performance of Literature (CO 335, TH 335)
  • Intercultural Communication (CO 226)
  • Multicultural Voices: From Page to Stage (CO 231)
  • Oral Interpretation (CO 231)
  • Performance of Literature (CO 231)
  • Performance Theory and Practice (CO 337)
  • Voice and Diction (CO 210)