M.A., University of Maryland
Jade Olson is Director of the Oral Communication Center and a doctoral candidate in Rhetoric and Political Culture. She received her M.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland in 2011 and her B.A. in Rhetoric and Media Studies from Willamette University in 2009. Her research focuses on discourses of the environment and contemporary radical social movements, areas of interest that overlap in her dissertation project on the rhetoric of the Earth Liberation Front. She is also interested in argumentation, contemporary rhetorical theory and discourses of climate change. She teaches COMM398C: Peer Consulting in Oral Communication and COMM107: Oral Communication: Principles and Practice.