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Amanda McKendree

Associate Teaching Professor of Management


Amanda G. McKendree teaches management writing and management communication at the University of Notre Dame, where she is an Associate Teaching Professor of Management in the Fanning Center for Business Communication. In her previous role at Notre Dame, she was an Assistant Director with the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning and taught "Crisis and Community: Shaping a Gendered Response" for the Gender Studies Program. Students in this course completed a community-based research project with the St. Joseph County Chapter of the American Red Cross while applying their knowledge of crisis communication, disaster response, and gender theories. She previously taught courses on gendered communication, business communication, and integrated marketing communication. Current research projects include a book manuscript, "Conflict Between Persons: The Origins of Leadership," (Kendall Hunt Publishing Company) with funding from the University of Notre Dame Faculty Research Support Program Initiation Grant and communication perspectives on academic leadership at the presidential level with funding provided by the National Communication Association. She is published in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Identity, Business Communication Quarterly, Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course, and Review of Communication. She received her BA in Global Policy Studies from Chatham University and MPA in Nonprofit/Public Management from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She was awarded a one-year fellowship in public affairs at the Coro Center for Civic Leadership and Carnegie Mellon University, and earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric at Duquesne University.



  • Management Writing



Conflict Between Persons: The Origins of Leadership, (with Ronald C. Arnett, Leeanne M. Bell McManus, ), Kendall Hunt Publishing Company (January (1st Quarter/Winter)2014).