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Dr. Kaylene Barbe

Professor of Communication Studies

Biography

Dr. Kaylene Barbe has been teaching all levels of Communication Studies classes since joining the OBU faculty in 1990. Dr. Barbe’s research interests are in political language, rhetorical criticism, and conflict management. In her spare time, Dr. Barbe likes to read, watch movies, travel and spend time with friends, family, dog Zelda, and cats Rocket and Enya. She is a member of University Baptist Church where she volunteers for Family Promise. 

Education

B.A., Baylor University
M.A., University of Oklahoma
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Dissertation: "Metaphorically speaking: The metaphor as a frame of political action during the 1988 Democratic and Republican national party conventions." 

Courses Taught

  • CMAR 1092 Introduction to Speech Communication
  • COMS 3453 Communication and Conflict
  • COMS 3703 Intercultural Communication
  • COMS 4303 Rhetorical Criticism
  • COMS 4353 Political Communication 

Selected Publications

Barbe, K. (November 2013). Unleashing political realities: Dan Nimmo's influence in expanding the scope of political communication. Presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Washington, D.C.

Barbe, K. (April 2012). Sarah Palin get your gun: A metaphorical analysis of Palin’s “take back the 20” campaign. Paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association in San Antonio, Texas.

Barbe, K. (November 2010). Panel participant on “Building bridges or breaking down walls: The battle over religion in public school textbooks.” Religious Communication Association Pre-Conference in association with the 2010 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in San Francisco, California.

Barbe, K. & Ellis, V. (November 2009). Absence of malice: A narrative criticism of Lincoln’s inaugural addresses. Scholar to Scholar presentation at the 2009 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, Illinois.

Ellis, V. & Barbe, K. (November 2009). Amazing grace: A look at how church culture influences approaches to conflict management. Paper presented at the 2009 annual meeting of National Communication Association in Chicago, Illinois.

Barbe, K. (November 2009). Discourses of stability and change: Assessing the basic course; past, present, and future. Panel presenter at the 2009 annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, Illinois.