Darlene K. Drummond

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Speech, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric

As an intercultural communication scholar, my research focuses on how individuals from different cultural backgrounds communicate identities that (1) maintain or threaten relationships or (2) influence decision making about health issues. I study aspects of communication that cannot be quantified such as the meanings of personal experiences, and employ a variety of qualitative methods.

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206 B Baker Library
HB 6250
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
B.A. Denison University
M.A. Eastern New Mexico University
PhD Ohio State University

Selected Publications

     Drummond, D. K. (2018). The Decision: A Creative Autoethnographic Account with Poetry. Health Communication, 33(4), 507-509.

     Drummond, D. K. (2017). If My Cholesterol Is...Then I Foresee...:Patient Accounts of Uncertainty. Qualitative Research in Medicine & Healthcare, 1, 121-127.

     Drummond, D. K. (2016). Mama's boy: One type of identity negotiated in mother-son relationships. The Florida Communication Journal, 44(1), 25-32.

     Camara, S. K., & Drummond, D. K. (Eds.) (2016). Communicating Prejudice: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

     Marcus, E. N., Drummond, D. K., Dietz, N., & Kenya, S. (2013). Does a bite cause cancer? Misperceptions of breast cancer etiology among low-income urban women in Miami, Florida. Southern Medical Journal, 106(12), 649-654.

     Marcus, E. N., Drummond, D. K., & Dietz, N. (2012). Urban women's preferences for learning of their mamogram result: A qualitative study. Journal of Cancer Education, 27(1), 156-164.

     Drummond, D. K. (2011). White American style in rhyme. Qualitative Inquiry, 17(4), 332-333.

       Drummond, D. K., & Orbe, M. P. (2009). "Who are you trying to be?": Identity gaps within intraracial encounters. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 10(1), 81-87.

Speaking Engagements

“What key principles should one keep in mind when giving medical advice to Hispanics?" Global Health Fellows Program Workshop, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, October 25, 2016.

"Intercultural communication competence," Spring 2016 Faculty Workshops, Institute for Writing & Rhetoric, DCAL, May 19, 2016.