Areas of Expertise
Business & Professional Communication, Persuasion, Critical Thinking, Public Speaking, Communication & Gender, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Qualitative Research Methods, Public Relations, Outcomes Assessment, Strategic Planning
- Ph.D., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2001
- M.S., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1995
- B.A., Communication, Arizona State University, 1994
- Lecturer, Communication, Professional, and Computer Skills, IU Kelley School of Business, Fall 2020 – present
- Director of Undergraduate Research & Prestigious Scholarships, Butler University, Fall 2015 – Spring 2020
- Presidential Spouse, Valdosta State University, Fall 2012 – Spring 2015
- Associate Professor with Graduate Faculty Status, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fall 2008 – Spring 2012
- Director of University Honors Programs & Associate Professor, Robert Morris University, Fall 2002 – Spring 2008
- Visiting Instructor, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2001 – Spring 2002
- Director, Oral Communication Across the Curriculum Program, Southeast Missouri State University, Spring 1999 – Spring 2001
Awards, Honors & Certificates
- Elvis S. Eyster Teaching Scholar Award, 2023
- Summer Institute Development Fellowship Recipient, Indiana University Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, 2022
- Best Addition to the Kelley School of Business Award, Indiana University Bloomington’s Alpha Kappa Psi chapter, 2021
- Fulbright Top Producing Institution, Butler University, 2018-19
- Difference Maker Award, Service to Students, Butler University, 2017
- Women Who Rock Award, Overall Winner, Collegiate Women of VSU, Valdosta State University 2013
- Engaged Faculty Award, Robert Morris University Student Government Association, 2007
- Summer Fellowship Award, Robert Morris University, 2006
- Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, Robert Morris University Student Government Association, 2005
- Outstanding New Teacher Award, Central States Communication Association, 2005
- Distinguished Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2004
- Communication Teacher’s Touchstone Award, 2002
- Outstanding Service Award, Southeast Missouri State University College of Liberal Arts, 2001
- Recipient of six Top Paper/Panel Awards from the National Communication Association; Central States Communication Association; and the Organization for the Study of Language, Communication, and Gender
- Charlesworth, D., and McKinney, B. (2020). Administering Honors: Understanding Multiple Perspectives to Advocate for Honors Education. In Jennifer Becker and Caroline Parsons (Eds) Honors Communication: Contextual Issues and Lessons Learned in Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring the Undergraduate Honors Student in Communication (39-60). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
- Charlesworth, D. (2012). Love Thy Mother? Traitorous Constructions of Motherhood. In Alena Ruggerio (Ed.) ‘Outsmart Mother Nature with Tampax’ Campaign. Monster, Mate, Mommy: Media Depictions of Women as Brides, Wives, and Mothers (209-222). Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.
- Charlesworth, D. (2011). Bridging Digital and Gender Divides: A Preliminary Study Applying Uses and Gratification Theory to Dot Diva’s Recruiting Strategies. Issues in Information Systems, 12(1), 256-263.
- Charlesworth, D. (2010). Demystifying the Program Review Process: Ensuring Quality Control, Fostering Faculty Development, and Motivating Faculty. In Phillip Backlund (Ed.) A Communication Assessment Primer (97-108). Washington, DC: National Communication Association.
- Charlesworth, D. (2010). Re-presenting Subversive Songs: Applying Strategies for Invention and Arrangement to Nontraditional Speech Texts. Communication Teacher, 24(3), 122-126.
- Charlesworth, D. (2009). Instructor’s Manual for Business Communication Today, 4th edition by Bovee and Thill. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
- Charlesworth, D. (2008). Developing and Organizing Information for Public Speeches: An Interactive Approach. In Barbara Hugenberg and Lawrence W. Hugenberg (Eds.) Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course, Volume 12 (65-71). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
- Charlesworth, D. (2008). Instructor’s Manual for Excellence in Business Communication, 10th edition by Bovee and Thill. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
- Charlesworth, D. (2007). Applying Cooperative Learning Technique in the Classroom: An Examination of Leadership Styles in CIS Majors. Issues in Information Systems, 8(1), 115-119.
- Charlesworth, D. (2007). Instructor’s Manual for Business Communication Today, 3rd edition by Bovee and Thill. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
- Charlesworth, D. (2006). Identifying Communication Apprehension Levels in Senior-Level Information Systems Majors: A Pilot Study. Issues in Information Systems, 7(1), 319-323.
- Charlesworth, D. (2005). Thinking Critically, Speaking Famously and Writing Effortlessly: An Alternative Performative Public Speaking Assignment. Communication Teacher, 19(1), 1-4.
- Charlesworth, D. (2003). Transmitters, Caregivers, and Flowerpots: Rhetorical Constructions of Women’s Early Identities in the AIDS Pandemic. Women’s Studies in Communication 26(1), 60-87.
- Charlesworth, D. (2003). The Dreaded Oral Citation: Assisting Students in Understanding the Differences Between Oral and Written Documentation Style. In Barbara Hugenberg and Lawrence W. Hugenberg (Eds) Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course, Volume 7 (173-178). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
- Charlesworth, D. (2001). Paradoxical Constructions of Self: Educating Young Women About Menstruation. Women & Language 24(2), 13-20.
- Charlesworth, D. (2001). Gender Résumé: An Alternative Version for Examining the Self in Everyday Life. Communication Teacher, 16(1), 1-2, 4.
Edited on May 19, 2023