Prior to joining the Arkansas State University—CQ, Amy Rutherford taught at universities in West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Kansas. She has also served as a marketing director and held several government/political positions.  


She is an avid reader, traveler, and Swiftie


  • Ph.D. (ABD), Communication Studies, University of Kansas 

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics, University of Kansas Medical Center 

  • M.A. (in progress), Political Science, University of Kansas 

  • M.A., Communication Studies 

  • B.A., Strategic Communication, Miami University 

Teaching specialties

Public Speaking 

Rhetoric, Politics, & Mass Media 

Communication on the Internet 

Political Communication  


Research interests


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