Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills

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Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills

Distinguished Faculty Scholar

207-C Armstrong Hall
507-389-6160 (faculty office)
507-389-2213 (dept office)

Curriculum Vita


Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1995
M.A., Mankato State University, 1989
B.A., Mankato State University, 1987

Research/Creative Interests

Forensics, Rhetoric, Technology, Free Speech, Religion & Communication

Recent Publications

  • Books
    • Croucher, S. M. & Cronn-Mills, D. (2015). Understanding communication research methods. New York, NY: Routledge.
    • 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 Lang Publishing.
    • 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.
  • Articles
    • 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). 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Selected Awards

  • 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.