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Department of Communication Studies

Colene Lind

Colene Lind

Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Director of Studies

Email: colenejlind@ksu.edu 

Campus Phone: 785-532-6818

Campus Address: Nichols 211


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Rhetoric and Language (2013) 
M.A., Kansas State University, Speech (1998)  
B.A., Hastings College, Speech and Political Science (1993)


Political Communication
Criticism of Public Discourse                                                                                                                                                                    


Leadership Communication (Spring 2015)
Rhetorical Criticism 
Biographical Info

Dr. Lind studies political leadership and citizenship and public discourse pertaining to both. She co-authored Political Tone: How Leaders Talk and Why (2013, Chicago University Press) with Roderick P. Hart and Jay P. Childers.

When not being scholarly she enjoys bird watching, cooking, and craft beers—although not necessarily in that order.  


Drawing on her study of the final development phase of the Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas, Dr. Lind is analyzing how citizens use language in environmental decision-making. By better understanding the rhetorical choices participants make when talking and writing about natural resources, she aims to improve such public processes.


Lind, C. J. (2015). Citizen talk at the local level: Community decision-making about water use. Kansas State University College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Enhancement Grant, $10,000.

Lind, C. J. (2014). Deference in the district: An analysis of congressional town hall meetings from the C-SPAN video library. In R. Browning (Ed.), The C-SPAN Archives: An Interdisciplinary Resource for Discovery, Learning, and Engagement (pp. 59-77). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press. 

Hart, R. P., Childers, J. P., & Lind, C. J. (2013). Political tone: How leaders talk and why. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Dr. Lind's CV can be found here