Dr. Joni Butcher
Distinguished Senior Instructor
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, LSU 1990
Master of Arts in Speech Communication, LSU 1994
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies, LSU 2003
Office: 131 Coates Hall
Areas of Interest
Television studies, media performance, and popular culture
Research & Teaching
My research interests include television and popular culture. I am particularly interested in TV sitcoms. I also serve as a faculty member for the Screen Arts department and am a member of the Screen Arts steering committee.
CMST 1061: Fundamental Communication Skills
CMST 2060: Public Speaking
CMST 3107: Rhetoric of Contemporary Media
HSS 1000: Introduction to Research for Freshmen Pursuing a Humanities and Social Science Major
Awards & Honors
Tiger Athletic Fund Undergraduate Teaching Award 2016
Butcher, Joni. Fundamental Communication Skills. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2020.
Butcher, Joni. The 5 Pathways of Communication. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2014.
Crick, Nathan, Pecchioni, Loretta, & Butcher, Joni. Deconstructing Communication: An Introduction to Rhetorical, Performance and Communication Theory. Pearson Custom Publishing, 2007.