Sarah Bonewits  Feldner
Dr. Sarah B. FeldnerMarquette University

Johnston Hall, 117A

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
Curriculum Vitae

Dean, J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication


Ph.D., Purdue University (2002)
M.A., Indiana University (1998)
B.A., University of Kentucky (1995)

Courses Taught

CCOM 4700 Corporate Advocacy
CMST 1000 Introduction to Communication
CMST 3200 Organizational Communication
CMST 4220 Communication Approaches to Training and Development
CMST 4230 Managerial Communication
CMST 4997 Communication and Contemporary Issues
CMST 6200 Seminar in Organizational Communication

Research Interests

Corporate Communication
Corporate Social Responsibility
Organizational Advocacy
Organizational Mission & Identity
Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Professional Affiliations

National Communication Association
International Communication Association
Central States Communication Association
Arthur W. Page Society

Recent Publications

Berg, K. T., & Feldner, S. B. (2020) Political public relations and lobbying: It’s about shaping public discourse. In Jesper Strömbäck & Spiro Kiousis (Eds.), Political public relations: concepts, principles, applications 2nd edition (pp. 270-286). New York: Routledge.

Meisenbach, R.J., & Feldner, S.B. (2019). Do we need another hero?  Narratives of corporate heroism and ideology in Undercover Boss. Western Journal of Communication. DOI: 10.1080/10570314.2019.1566564.

Feldner, S.B., & Fyke, J. (2018). Organizational Communication. International Encyclopedia of Strategic Communication. Chichester: Wiley.

Feldner, S.B. (2017). Rhetorical Approaches to Organizational Communication. Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication: Chichester: Wiley.

Feldner, S.B., & Berg. K.T. (2017). CEOs and Authoring the Organization Through Social Media: A case study in CEO transitions and Twitter. In S. C. Duhé (Ed.), New media and public relations 3rd edition (pp. 86 – 94). New York:  Peter Lang Publishing.

Procopio, C., Tate, H. Sheeler, K.H., Hoffman-Longtin, K., Feldner, S.B., & Anderson, K., (2017). Horror stories from the hallowed halls of academia: How six women lived to tell the tale. In E. Wright & T.C. Calhoun (Eds.).  What to Expect and How to Respond: Distress and Success in Academia (pp. 153-170). Washington, D.C., Rowman & Littlefield Press.

Berg, K.T., & Feldner, S.B. (2017). Analyzing the intersection of transparency, issue management and ethics: The case of big soda. Journal of Media Ethics, 32, 154 - 167. DOI:  10.1080/23736992.2017.1329017

Hoffmann-Longtin, K., & Feldner, S.B., (2016). Ten Things I Hate About the “F” Word: Analyzing Definitions of Feminism Using Legally Blonde and 10 Things I Hate About You. Teaching Media Quarterly, 4 (4). Retrieved from

Feldner, S.B, & Fyke, J.F., (2016). Rhetorically Constructing an Identity at Multiple Levels: A Case Study of Social Entrepreneurship Umbrella Organizations. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 10, 101-114. DOI: 10.1080/1553118X.2016.1144188.

Fyke, J. P., Feldner, S. B. and May, S. K. (2016). Discourses about Righting the Business ← → Society Relationship. Business and Society Review, 121: 217–245. doi:10.1111/basr.12086

Feldner, S. B., & Fyke, J. P. (2016). Solving 'the world's most pressing problems': d/Discourses of identity construction in social entrepreneurship. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 10 (2), 101 - 114.

Why Marquette

I enjoy teaching at Marquette University because I relate to the mission of this institution. The mission encourages my students to challenge the status quo and discover ways in which they can be the difference. Marquette also creates an environment that allows me to build relationships with my students. As I see them in my classes, in my office, and on campus, I learn about their goals, thoughts, opinions, and hopes.