Distinguished Faculty Scholar
207-C Armstrong Hall
507-389-6160 (faculty office)
507-389-2213 (dept office)
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1995
M.A., Mankato State University, 1989
B.A., Mankato State University, 1987
Forensics, Rhetoric, Technology, Free Speech, Religion & Communication
Outzen, C. P., Youngvorst, L. J., & Cronn-Mills,
D. (2013). The next 50 years of forensics: Acknowledging problems, preparing
solutions. Speaker & Gavel, 50(2), 33-45.|
- Cronn-Mills, D., & Croucher, S. M. (2013).
“Carousel Effect” in forensic research. National
Forensic Journal, 29, 5-14.
J. P., Cronn-Mills, D., & Cronn-Mills, K. (2013). Climbing
Brokeback Mountain: A wilderness-civilization dialectic reading. Relevant Rhetoric: A Journal of Rhetorical Studies, 4, 1-21. Available http://relevantrhetoric.com/wp-content/uploads/BrokebackMountain.pdf
- Outzen, C. P., & Cronn-Mills, D. (2012). What’s in a name? Defending forensics: A response to Kimble’s “By any other name.” Speaker & Gavel, 49(2), 81-87.
J. P., Cronn-Mills, D., & Werner, J. B. (2012). Not of the world:
The Jehovah’s Witnesses and “Saluting a Flag”. In S. M. Croucher &
T. M. Harris (Eds.), Religion and communication: An anthology of extensions in theory, research, and method (225-241). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
- Cronn-Mills, D. (2011). Religious misperception: The case of Muslims and Christians in France and Britain. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
M. & Cronn-Mills, D. (2011). They know what they're doing but they
don't know why: A theoretical exploration of intertextuality in
interpretation events. National Forensic Journal, 29, 174-182.
G., Barnes, A., Cronn-Mills, D., Easley, T., Keenan, V., Morris, E.,
& Sandoz, ML. (2010). Consolidating debate governance. In A. D.
Louden (Ed.), Navigating opportunity: Policy debate in the 21st century (181-197). New York, NY: IDebate Press.
D., Sandmann, W., Johnson-Curiskis, N., White, L., Dimock, J. (2009,
December 11). Cooperation in the discipline: A professional development
program for forensic educators. Forensic Educator. Available http://www.nfhs.org/
- American Forensic Association Distinguished Service Award. (2011).
American Forensic Association. Presented during the AFA business
meeting in conjunction with the National Communication Association
annual conference, New Orleans, LA. The award recognizes a history of
service to the American forensics community, a positive impact on
forensics in research, educational practices, community development,
and a career as a model for forensic professionals. The award is one of
the highest honors conferred by the forensic community.
- Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award.
(2010). Center for Excellence in Scholarship and Research, Minnesota
State University, Mankato. The award recognizes outstanding
professional scholarly achievements with emphasis on originality,
imagination, and innovation, impact on the nominee’s discipline or
field of study, a national or international scholarly reputation,
contributions to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and
contributions to the university, profession, and wider community.
- Outstanding Service Award.
(2008-2009). Academic Affairs Division. Minnesota State University,
Mankato. The award recognizes contributions to the online Curriculum
Design System (CDS) at MSU, Mankato.
- Curriculum Design Award. (2009). Campus Technology magazine. Awarded to MSU and the Curriculum Design System team that developed it.
Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Minnesota
High School Speech Activities. (2004). Minnesota Speech Coaches
Association. Presented during the Communication and Theater Association
of Minnesota annual conference, St. Paul, MN.
- The Robert
H. Henry Outstanding Professor Award. (2004). National Speakers
Association. The award "recognizes outstanding commitment to
understanding and enhancing the spoken word shown through unusually
effective undergraduate and graduate teaching of presentation skills.
Furthermore, this award recognizes superior contributions through
original research and significant publications." Presented during the
Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota annual conference,
St. Paul, MN.
- Larry Schnoor District IV Distinguished
Service Award. (2003, March). District IV of the American Forensic
Association-National Individual Events Tournament. Presented at the
2003 District IV Qualifying Tournament for the AFA-NIET for
"outstanding service to the forensics community in District IV."
Individual in Communication and Theater Award. (2002, September).
Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota. Presented at the
CTAM annual convention in Stillwater, MN in "recognition of
distinguished service to communication and theater education in
- Distinguished Service Award. (2002, April).
American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament.
Presented at the AFA-NIET at Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
E. Norton Award for Outstanding Forensics Scholarship. (2001,
November). Pi Kappa Delta. Presented at the National Communication
Association annual convention in Atlanta, GA.
- Outstanding New Teacher of the Year. (1997). Central States Communication Association.