Dr. Leland G. Spencer

Leland Spencer

Chair and Professor

Affiliate, Department of Media, Journalism and Film
Affiliate, Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Program

103D Phelps Hall

Scholarly Interests

Leland G. Spencer (PhD, University of Georgia, 2013) is a professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies and affiliate faculty in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Miami University. He is coauthor of Campuses of Consent (University of Massachusetts Press, 2019), author of Women Bishops and Rhetorics of Shalom (Lexington, 2017), and coeditor of Transgender Communication Studies (Lexington, 2015). Leland has published more than thirty peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles in outlets such as Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication Studies, Women & Language, and others.


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2013
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati, 2009
  • B.A., Mount Union College, 2007

Courses Taught

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Political Communication
  • Integrative Studies Seminars
  • Additional communication courses

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
  • Religious Communication
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Feminist Theory & Criticism

Social Media

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Academia.edu: https://miamioh.academia.edu/LelandSpencer