Julie Davis

Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Address: 9 College, Room 108
Phone: 843.953.8289
E-mail: davisj@cofc.edu

Julie Davis arrived at the College of Charleston in 2000. She teaches courses on such topics as organizational communication, crisis communication, business communication, executive communication, and public speaking.

Dr. Davis came to Charleston from the University of Kansas, where she received her Ph.D. in Communication. She was a graduate teaching assistant for four years at KU, and was nominated by students for the school's Graduate Student Leadership Award. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Kentucky University, having received a graduate fellowship, the Honors Scholar of the Year and the Forensics Award during her tenure, as well as captaining the debate team.

Dr. Davis's research interests include rhetorical aspects of organizational communication, and she has authored a number of conference papers, including several analyzing ideological constructs of the comic strip "Dilbert." She has also written a chapter titled "Power to the Cubicle-Dwellers: An Ideological Reading of Dilbert" for the book "Comics and Ideology." Other publications include an article on LBJ’s Vietnam War rhetoric for the Carolinas Communication Annual, and a chapter in an edited volume, “Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Understanding Communication Processes.”

At the College of Charleston, Dr. Davis has served as a Faculty Senator and a member of the department's Curriculum Committee, Executive Committee, and Graduate Committee.


Ph.D., Communication, University of Kansas
B.A. and M.A., Western Kentucky University

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical aspects of organizational communication

Courses Taught

Spring 2011:
Comm 104
Comm 326

Course archive:
Comm 326 (Spring 2008)
Comm 380 (Spring 2008)
Comm 436 (Spring 2008)