Women@NCSA invites you to a free virtual event on Wednesday, March 22 to hear from esteemed speaker Dr. Michele Ramsey, Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Women's Studies at Penn State Berks on "Women at Work: Strategies for Managing Emotional and Gendered Labor."
Join us on Zoom for an exciting presentation where Dr. Ramsey will talk about the following:
- How to change our perceptions about conflict
- The role of power in conflict
- Emotional labor and self-care in response to emotional labor
- How those in power can help mitigate the impacts of emotional labor in the workplace
- Ways leaders can support marginalized employees
- Ways leaders negatively impact employees even when their intentions are good
💻 Zoom Event Link | 🗓️ Add it to your calendar! Download .ics file here.
About the Speaker
Dr. Michele Ramsey (she/her/hers) is an associate professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Penn State, Berks College. She founded the Communication Arts & Sciences minor and major at her college, as well as co-founding a minor in Women’s Studies, a certificate in social justice, and the Keystone Certificate for Integrative Humanities. She earned her baccalaureate degree in political science and her Master’s in communication studies, both at the University of North Texas. She earned her Ph.D. in communication studies at the University of Georgia.
Her research foci are political communication, social movements, women’s public address, and advocation for the humanities. She was recently awarded a $375,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation and the NEH for her work on integrating humanities into non-humanities degree programs and co-authored a book in 2020 called Major Decisions: College, Career, and the Case for the Humanities. She’s taught courses in public speaking, conflict management, the rhetoric of American horror film, First Amendment law, women’s public address, feminist theory, gender and communication, political communication, communication and information technology, interpersonal communication, media literacy, methods of rhetorical criticism, and Black American political communication.
She's won a number of awards for her research, teaching, and service. Some of the awards include: the 2001 Cheris Kramarae Dissertation Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender; the 2006 Penn State Berks Outstanding Faculty Advising Award; the 2009 Curricular Integration Award from the President's Commission on LGBTQ Equity at Penn State University; the 2010 Achieving Woman Award (faculty category) and the 2015 Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award from the President's Commission on Women at Penn State University; the 2016 Junior League of Reading Community Partnership Award; the 2017 Feminist Teacher/Mentor Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender; and the Penn State Berks Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award in 2023. She is currently the Vice-President of the Reading Film Office Board of Directors.