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Marianne Fenn

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Assistant Professor

Co-director, Honors Program

Main Campus
Galvin Fine Arts Center, GFA42
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Teaches general education courses in communication and special courses in social media. 

Dr. Leonardi's research interests involve understanding how people articulate and communicate identities across cultures via social media. Specifically, she investigates how people negotiate personal, social, and work identities across cultures.

Education and Training

PhD, University of New Mexico

MA, University of Denver
International/Intercultural Communication 

Visiting professor
Portland State University, Oregon

Areas of Professional Interest

Social Media Use, Identity Formation, and Culture

Courses Taught

  • Public Speaking
  • Survey of Human Communication
  • Communication and Technology
  • Interpersonal Communication


National Communication Association, the Western States Communication Association, and the Popular/American Cultural Society.


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