Lynnette Leonard


Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2006
M.A., University of New Mexico, 1998
B.S., Kansas State University, 1995

Teaching Interests

New Media, Rhetorical theory and criticism, Pedagogy, and Writing and speaking well

Research Interests

Online Collaboration and Learning, Virtual Identity, Taboos in Online Communication, Civic Engagement through Social Media, and Gender in Popular Culture


Sherblom, J. C., Withers, L. A., & Leonard, L. G. (2013). The influence of computer-mediated communication (CMC) competence on computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) in online classroom discussions. Human Communication, 16(1), 31- 39.

Leonard, L.G. & Toller, P. (2012). Speaking Ill of the Dead: Anonymity and Communication about Suicide on Communication Studies, 63 (4): 387-404.

Leonard, L. (October 2011). Youth Participation in Civic Engagement Through Social Media: A Case Study. Selected Papers in Internet Research. Association of Internet Researchers. IR12.

Tyma, A. & Leonard, L. (October 2011). It’s Not All Zeroes and Ones Moving Toward an Online Identity Assembly Theory. Selected Papers in Internet Research. Association of Internet Researchers, IR12.  

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