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
- Croucher, S. M. & Cronn-Mills, D. (2015). Understanding communication research methods. New York, NY:
- Croucher, S. M., & Cronn-Mills, D. (2011). Religious misperception: The case of Muslims and
Christians in France and Britain. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
- Book Chapters
- Cronn-Mills, D. &
Werner, J. B. (under contract). Rhetorical theory. In S. M. Croucher (Ed.). Understanding communication theory. New
York, NY: Routledge.
- Dimock, 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
- Stables, 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.
C. P., Youngvorst, L. J., & Cronn-Mills, D. (2013). The next 50 years of
forensics: Acknowledging problems, preparing solutions. Speaker & Gavel,
- Cronn-Mills, D., & Croucher, S. M. (2013). The “Carousel
Effect” in forensic research. National Forensic Journal, 29, 5-14.
- Dimock, 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.
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.
- Orcholski, 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.
- 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.