Elizabeth J. Natalle
Dr. Elizabeth "Jody" Natalle, Associate Professor, has a B.A. in foreign language—with a major in Spanish, a second major in communication, and a minor in secondary education—from the University of Central Florida and an M.A. and Ph.D. in communication from Florida State University. She has taught in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC Greensboro for twenty-three years and is affiliated with International Programs, Honors, and Women's and Gender Studies. Natalle teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in communication theory, gender and communication, semiotics, and relational communication. She is the UNCG Director of our exchange program with Vaxjo University in southern Sweden . Her consulting, research, and teaching have taken her to Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Estonia, and Russia.
Her research specialization in gender and communication has included work on gender and interpersonal process, conflict, feminist criticism, women's communication networks in Scandinavia, feminist metatheory, and first ladies communication. Natalle regularly consults on issues regarding gender and communication with corporate managers, state government managers, hospital social workers, university supervisors, law firms, federal court administrators, and the Federal Judiciary.
Dr. Natalle is an award winning teacher-scholar who has received several honors in recognition of her contributions to the field:
* 2007: Theodore Sorensen Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Library.
* 2006: Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Grant in Women's and Gender Studies
* 2004: Betty Jo Welch Service Award from the Carolinas Communication Association for continuing and outstanding service to the association and the profession.
* 2003: UNCG College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Excellence Award.
* 2003: Teaching Exchange Fellow at Vaxjo University in Vaxjo, Sweden.
* 1999: Scholar in Residence at Lulea University of Technology in Lulea, Sweden.
* 1996: First Woman of Distinction Awards at UNCG for her service and mentoring to students.
There are 5 included publications by Elizabeth J. Natalle :