Suzanne Daughton | Communication Studies | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Suzanne Daughton

Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Suzanne Daughton

Office: Communications Building Room 2002A
Phone: 453-1887

Suzanne Daughton is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in Literature and Rhetoric (1985), an M.A from the University of Texas at Austin, in Speech Communication: Rhetorical Studies (1987) and a Ph.D., from the University of Texas at Austin in Speech Communication: Rhetorical Studies (1991). Her interests include rhetorical criticism and theory, compassionate communication, gender and sexuality and political communication.

Dr. Daughton has numerous articles published in professional journals including Quarterly Journal of Speech and Critical Studies in Mass Communication. She also has a book published, titled Modern Rhetorical Criticism with Roderick P. Hart in 2005. She previously served as Editor of Women's Studies in Communication. Dr. Daughton received the Department of Communication Studies' [Speech Communication] Outstanding Teacher Award and the College of Liberal Arts University’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

Special Interests

  • Rhetorical theory and criticism
  • Political communication
  • Sexuality and gender
  • Metaphor and narrative rhetorical discourse


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, 1991

Curriculum Vitae