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Assistant Professor

518 W. Locust St.
Galvin Fine Arts 42 
Davenport, Iowa 52803 

563-333-6074 phone


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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