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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Daniel Cronn-Mills

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Distinguished Faculty - Daniel Cronn-Mills

Daniel Cronn-Mills Biography
College of Arts and Humanities, Minnesota State University, Mankato

dmillsDaniel Cronn-Mills is a professor of Communication Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Daniel was selected as a Distinguished Faculty Scholar in 2010, an honor bestowed on fifteen faculty members over the years.  He earned his BA and MA from the University, and thoroughly enjoys the region and school. The opportunity to make a contribution to the University was a major contributing factor to his decision to begin teaching here more than 20 years ago. He received his PhD of Philosophy from the University of Nebraska in 1995.

Dr. Cronn-Mills is an accomplished faculty member who has garnered numerous awards and recognitions for his scholarship as well as his teaching. He has mentored numerous students and continues to concern himself with helping students learn better through various channels.  His goal is to make a contribution to the discipline of communication through research, service and teaching.

Daniel coauthored Religious Misperception: The Case of Muslims and Christians in France and Britain in 2011 with S.M. Croucher, and recently signed a book contract for a sophomore –level communication studies research methods textbook he believed was lacking in the discipline today.

You can read more about his many accomplishments at:



Minnesota State University, Mankato
Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

Outstanding Service Award
Curriculum Design Award

The Daniel Cronn-Mills Quality Award for Excellence in Forensic Education (named designee)

American Forensic Association Distinguished Service Award

MSCA Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Minnesota High School Speech Activities

Larry Schnoor District IV Distinguished Service Award

AFA-NIET Distinguished Service Award
L. E. Norton Award for Outstanding Forensics Scholarship

Teaching, Writing, and Mentoring
The Robert H. Henry Outstanding Professor Award

Outstanding Individual in Communication and Theater Award
CSCA State Journal Manuscript Award
Outstanding New Teacher of the Year



Academic Redesign Grant
Nadine B. Andreas Creative/Research Faculty Grant
The Manchester NIET Scholars Series Grant
MSU-Minnesota State IT Initiative, Research Incentive Program and MSU Special Projects Grants
IPESL Grants


Religious Misperception: The Case of Muslims and Christians in France and Britain
A Qualitative Analysis of the Jehovah’s Witnesses: The rhetoric, reality and religion in the Watchtower Society

Journal Articles
American Communication Journal
Argumentation and Advocacy
Contemporary Argumentation and Debate
CTAM Journal
National Forensics Journal
Speaker & Gavel
The Forensic Educator

Work in Progress
Currently co-authoring a textbook on Communication Studies research methods