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Communications Faculty

Dr. Holly Kruse

Associate Professor
Baird Hall, Room 221D
918-343-7879
hkruse@rsu.edu
Personal Web Page

 

Education

  • Post-graduate Certificate
    Department of Equine Business, College of Business and Public Administration, University of Louisville
    2000
  • Ph.D., Communication
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Doctoral thesis: Marginal Formations and the Production of Culture: The Case of College Music. Examines the social interactions and relations, local and interlocal geographies, identity issues, media economics, and history of a particular formation using current cultural and social theories, critical theory, and data from personal interviews.
    1995
  • B.A., Political Science and History
    University of Iowa
    1986

Professional Experience

  • 2013-Present: Associate Professor
    2010-2013: Assistant Professor
    Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
    Courses taught: COMM 1123: Interpersonal Communications, COMM 3833: Communications Theory, COMM 4223: Communication in Organizations, SP 3950–001: New Media & Society, SPCH 1113: Speech Communication.
  • 2002-2010: Assistant Professor
    University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
    Courses Taught: COM 4993 The Music Industry (Independent Study), COM 4993 Family Communication (Independent Study), COM 4893 Computer-Mediated Communication, COM/WS 4843 Understanding Internet Communication, COM/WS 3483 Principles of Visual Communication, COM/WS 3323 Interpersonal Communication, COM 3113 Inquiry in Communication, COM 3103 Theories of Communication, COM/WS 2843 Gender and Technology, COM 2523 Communication Technology and Society, WS 2013 Introduction to Women's Studies, FS 1973 The Internet, Politics, and Society, Advisor for students in HON 4003 Honors Senior Project; and COM 4973 Communication Senior Project.
  • 2001-2002: Visiting Assistant Professor
    The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
    Courses Taught: Communication 3323: Interpersonal Communication, Communication 3113: Inquiry in Communication, Communication 2523: Communication Technology and Society, Communication 2123: Mass Communication and Society.
  • 2000-2001: Lecturer (while a full-time student in the College of Business and Public Administration)
    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    Courses taught: Communication 316: Research Methods, Communication 112: Business and Professional Speaking, Communication 111: Speech Communication.
  • 1998-1999: Adjunct Professor (while doing postdoctoral coursework)
    Villanova University, Villanova, PA
    Courses taught: Communication Arts 1100: Public Speaking.
  • 1995-1998: Assistant Professor
    La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
    Courses taught: Communication 611, Approaches to Mass Communication (graduate class), Communication 404, Seminar in Mass, Communication: Mass Media Law, Communication 404, Seminar in Mass Communication: Popular Culture, Communication 404, Seminar in Mass Communication: Media Effects, Communication 301, Broadcasting in America, Communication 254, Public Speaking, Communication 201, Introduction to Mass Media.
  • 1993-1995: Adjunct Lecturer
    Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
    Course taught: Mass Communication 255, Public Speaking.
  • 1991-1993: Visiting Assistant Professor
    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
    Courses taught: Communication 327, Effects of the Mass Media, Communication 101, Public Speaking.
  • 1991: Instructor
    Danville Area Community College
    Course taught: Rhetoric 102, Rhetoric and Composition.
  • 1988-1991: Teaching Assistant
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
    Had full responsibility for designing and teaching the following courses: Communication 217, History of Communication, Communication 220, Communication and Popular Culture, Speech Communication 111-112, Verbal Communication.
  • 1990-1991: Research Assistant to Dean James Carey of the College of Communication
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
  • 1987-1989: Research Assistant in Communication History on Form of News book project to Professor John Nerone
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
  • 1986-1987: Teaching Assistant to Professor Lawrence Grossberg
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
    Presented lectures, assisted with grading, and met with students in: Speech Communication 213, Persuasion and the Popular Arts, Speech Communication 296, Communication, Popular Music, and Youth, Culture.
  • 1985: Undergraduate Research Assistant in Political Theory and Rhetoric of Inquiry to Professor John S. Nelson
    Department of Political Science, University of Iowa,  Iowa City, IA
  • 1982-1985: Debate and Forensics Judge

Professional Service

  • Member of executive committee, Association of Internet Researchers, 2005-present.
  • Manager of email lists, Association of Internet Researchers, 2005-present.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 2012.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 2010.
  • Member of Feminist Scholarship Division Awards Committee, International Communication Association, 2008-2009.
  • Book endorser for Alan O’Connor’s Punk Labels and the Struggle for Autonomy, Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Information, Communication and Society, 2009.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Popular Music and Society, 2008.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Communication Theory, 2007.
  • Manuscript reviewer, New Media & Society, 2006-present.
  • Manuscript reviewer, The Information Society, 2004.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Sex Roles, 2003-2004.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Southern Journal of Communication, 2002-2004.
  • Manuscript reviewer, American Quarterly, 1998.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Critical Studies in Media Communication, 1996-1998.
  • Program sub-chair in economics and commerce, Association of Internet Researchers conference, Toronto, 2003.
  • Program committee, Association of Internet Researchers conference, Toronto, 2003.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Association of Internet Researchers conferences, 2003-2011.
  • Manuscript reviewer, International Communication Association conference, 1997-1999.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • International Communication Association
  • Central States Communication Association
  • Oklahoma Speech, Theater, and Communication Association

Grants

  • The University of Tulsa, Women’s Studies Program, Course Development Grant, 2007.
  • The University of Tulsa, Faculty Research Grant, 2007-2008
  • The University of Tulsa, Faculty Research Grant, 2006-2007
  • The University of Tulsa, Faculty Development Summer Fellowship, 2006.
  • The University of Tulsa, Faculty Development Summer Fellowship, 2004.
  • The University of Tulsa, Faculty Development Summer Fellowship, 2003.
  • The University of Tulsa, Faculty Research Grant, 2002-2003.

University Service

  • Rogers State University, Department of Communications Administrative Assistant Search Committee, 2012.
  • Rogers State University, Technology Planning Committee, 2011-2012.
  • Rogers State University, Greg Kunz Endowed Chair Search Committee, 2011.
  • Rogers State University, Academic Program Review Panel for the School of Liberal Arts, 2010-2011.
  • The University of Tulsa, Women's and Gender Studies Governing Board, 2004-2010.
  • Website manager, Women’s and Gender Studies program, 2004-2010.
  • The University of Tulsa, College of Arts & Sciences, Student Evaluation Committee, 2007-2009.
  • The University of Tulsa, Social Science Symposium speaker, 2007.
  • The University of Tulsa, co-coordinator, workshop on teaching Introduction to Women’s Studies, August 2005.
  • The University of Tulsa, College of Arts & Sciences, Executive Committee, 2004-2006.
  • The University of Tulsa, co-organizer, College of Arts & Sciences junior faculty brown bag series, 2004-2005.
  • The University of Tulsa Faculty Senate Library Committee, 2003-2006.
  • The University of Tulsa, College of Arts & Sciences, Review Board for Cases of Academic Misconduct, 2003-2006.
  • The University of Tulsa Open House, Fall 2002, Fall 2003, and Fall 2005.
  • The University of Tulsa, Department of Communication Search Committees, 2003–2005.
  • The University of Tulsa, Department of Communication Library Liaison, 2002-2005.
  • Speakers brought to the University of Tulsa:
    • Joann Keyton, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas, Women and Business speaker series, Fall 2006.
    • Wilma Mankiller, former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, Women’s History Month Speaker, Spring 2006.
    • Anne Balsamo, Director and Professor, Institute for Multimedia Literacy, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Women in Science & Technology speaker series, Fall 2005.
    • Steve Jones, former head, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, and senior research fellow, Pew Internet & American Life project, Spring 2004.
  • La Salle University, Urban Center Advisory Board, 1996-1998.
  • La Salle University, Department of Communication Search Committee, Spring 1997.
  • La Salle University, Department of Communication Board Secretary, 1995-1996.

Honors

  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma, collegiate business honor society.
  • University of Louisville, Equine Industry Program, Distinguished Guest Faculty, Spring 2001.
  • University of Illinois Graduate Fellowship, 1986-1990.
  • Member, Kappa Tau Alpha.
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi.
  • Summer University of Illinois Fellowship in Communication Research, 1988.
  • Nominated for university-wide outstanding graduate student teaching award by College of Communication undergraduate students, 1987.
  • University of Iowa President's List, three semesters.
  • University of Iowa Dean's List, six semesters.
  • National Merit Scholarship, 1982-1986.
  • Member of University of Iowa Humanities Coordinating Committee, 1984-1985.
  • University of Iowa undergraduate research assistantship, Rhetoric of Inquiry project, 1985.
  • University of Iowa Honors Scholarship, 1982-1983.
  • University of Iowa Dean's Scholarship, 1982-1983.
  • State of Iowa Scholarship, 1982.
  • State finalist, extemporaneous speaking, IFL and NFL, 1982.

Publications

Book

  • Kruse, H.  (2003).  Site and Sound: Understanding Independent Music Scenes. New York: Peter Lang.

Completed Book Manuscript Under Review

  • Kruse, H.  Racing to the Wire: New Media and the Redefinition of Space. Examines the organization and reorganization of public and private spaces, and of social interaction, around new communication technologies; and of the technological, social, economic, political and legal ramifications of the use of interactive media for collective activities and for forms of presence and copresence, including online markets, suggesting a new direction for media studies and using pari-mutuel horse racing as an exemplar.  (Under review).

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Kruse, H.  (2010). Multimedia use in a sport setting: Communication technologies at off-track betting facilities. Sociology of Sport Journal (27)4: 413-427.
  • Kruse, H.  (2010).  Local identity and independent music scenes, online and off. Forthcoming, Popular Music and Society.
  • Kruse, H.  (2007). "An organization of impersonal relations”: The internet and networked markets. First Monday: Peer-Review Journal of the Internet, 12(11).
  • Kruse, H.  (2003).  Social interaction, the arrangement of interior space, and racetrack renovation.  The Journal of Sport and Social Issues 27(4): 330-345.
  • Kruse, H.  (2002).  Narrowcast technology, interactivity, and the economic relations of space: The case of horse race simulcasting.  New Media & Society 4(3), 385-404.
  • Kruse, H.  (2000).  Kate Bush: Enigmatic chanteuse as pop pioneer.  Soundscapes: Journal on Media Culture 3(November), http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/.  Originally published in Tracking: Popular Music Studies 1, 13-22, 1988.
  • Kruse, H.  (1993).  Early audio technology and domestic space.  Stanford Humanities Review 3(2), 1-16.
  • Kruse, H.  (1993).  Subcultural identity in alternative music culture.  Popular Music 12(1), 33-42, 1993.
  • Kruse, H.  (1990).  College music: The authentic story?  ONETWOTHREEFOUR 8, 65-74.

Book Chapters

  • Kruse, H. (2012). Practice in interactive media environments, and the relevance of cyberfeminism. R. Gajjala, and Y. J. Oh (Eds.), Cyberfeminism 2.0. Digital Formations. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Kruse, H. (2011).  Pipeline as network: Pneumatic systems and the social order. Forthcoming in D. Park, S. Jones, and N. Jankowski (Eds.), The Long History of New Media.  New York: Peter Lang.
  • Kruse, H.  (2010). The place of internet gambling: Presence, vice, and domestic space.  Forthcoming in M. Christensen, C. Christensen & A. Jansson (Eds.), Online Territories: Globalization, Mediated Practice and Social Space.  New York: Peter Lang.
  • Kruse, H.  (2009).  Local independent music scenes and the implications of the internet.  In T. Bell & O. Johansson (Eds.), Sound, Society and the Geography of Popular Music.  London: Ashgate.
  • Kruse, H.  (2006). Media, marketing, and memory.  In R. King and D. Leonard (Eds.), Visual Economies of/in Motion: Sport and Film.  New York: Peter Lang.
  • Kruse, H.  (2003).  Drive-In Studio. In J. Shepherd et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume 1: The Industry, Contexts, and Musical Practices.  London: Cassell.
  • Kruse, H.  (2002).  Abandoning the absolute: Transcendence and gender in popular music discourse.  In S. Jones (Ed.), Pop Music and the Press.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  • Kruse, H.  (2000).  In praise of Kate Bush.  In S. Frith and A. Goodwin (Eds.), On Record: Rock, Pop, and the Written Word. New York: Routledge.  (Pantheon edition, 1990)
  • Kruse, H.  (1999).  Indie pop music in Champaign-Urbana.  In E. Koskoff (Ed.), Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 3: The United States and Canada.  New York: Garland Press.
  • Kruse, H.  (1999).  Gender.  In B. Horner and T. Swiss (Eds.), Popular Music and Culture: New Essays on Key Terms.  New York: Blackwell. 
  • Kruse, H.  (1998).  Public policy, the market, and popular music studies in the United States.  In T. Hautamaki and H. Jarviluoma (Eds.), Music on Show: Issues of Performance.  Tampere: University of Tampere.
  • Kruse, H.  (1997).  Fields of practice: Musical production, public policy, and the market. In T. Swiss, J. Sloop, and A. Herman (Eds.), Mapping the Beat.  New York: Blackwell.
  • Kruse, H.  (1995).  Institutional practices in alternative music scenes.  In W. Straw et al. (Eds.), Popular Music: Style and Identity. Montreal: Dufferin Press.

Multimedia

  • Kruse, H.  (2010).  Race horse as rock star: Fandom, memory, and Zenyatta.  In Media Res, October. URL: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr.

Reviews

  • Kruse, H.  (1997).  Reconstructing Pop/Subculture by Van Cagle.  Review.  Journal of Communication 47(2), 157-159.
  • Kruse, H.  (1993).  The Adoring Audience, edited by Lisa A. Lewis.  Review.  Popular Music 12(2), 205-206.
  • Kruse, H.  (1992).  Rock Culture in Liverpool, by Sara Cohen.  Review.  Tracking: Popular Music Studies 4(1), 28-30.

Other Publications

  • Kruse, H.  (2000).  TV strides: Racing networks share same goal – increased fan base.  The Backstretch, November/December, 111-115.
  • Kruse, H.  (1995-2001).  Various articles for the Irish Setter Club of America magazine, Memo to Members.

Presentations

Invited Off-Campus Talks

  • Kruse, H.  (2010).  Social media, interactivity, and business. Kentucky International Equine Summit, Lexington, KY, April.
  • Kruse, H.  (2009).  Social media and the racing industry.  36th Annual Symposium on Racing & Gaming, Tucson, AZ, December.
  • Kruse, H.  (2009).  Sex, gender and society: Key issues.  Tulsa Women's and Children's Center.  Tulsa, OK.
  • Kruse, H.  (2007).  New media and pari-mutuel wagering.  College of Business and Public Administration, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
  • Kruse, H.  (2002).  Horse race simulcasting and the implications of interactive media.  University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Communication, Chicago, IL.
  • Kruse, H.  (2001).  An analysis of the integration of audio and video information on the Television Games Network. Equine Industry Lecture Series, College of Business and Public Administration, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
  • Kruse, H.  (1997).  Media studies and the geography of cultural practice.  School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Kruse, H.  (1996).  Fields of practice: Musical production, public policy, and the market.  Drake University Popular Music Conference, Des Moines, IA.
  • Kruse, H.  (1995).  Public policy, the market, and popular music studies in the United States: A response to Keith Negus.  International Association for the Study of Popular Music, international meeting, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.

Invited On-Campus Talks

  • Kruse, H.  (2011).  Racing to the wire: A case study in new media. Humanities Colloquium, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK.
  • Kruse, H.  (2006).  Gender, discourse and power in the independent rock music industry.  Faculty research panel, Women and Business speaker series, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
  • Kruse, H.  (2006).  Public social interaction and new media technologies.  Faculty Brown Bag Series, Department of Communication, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
  • Kruse, H.  (2006).  The “Women and Business” lecture series and women in the culture industries. LaFortune/Honors House Faculty Dinner Series, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
  • Kruse, H.  (2004).  Understanding independent music scenes.  Junior Faculty Brown Bag Series, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
  • Kruse, H.  (1991).  Gender and transgression in rap culture.  Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

Conference Presentations

  • Kruse, H. (2012). Material networks, information flows, and relations of power. Association of Internet Researchers, Manchester, UK, October.
  • Kruse, H. (2012). Crazy people, viral campaigns, weird trends: Unpacking the politics of affect on the Internet.  Roundtable with T. Senft, A. Brock, J. Enteen, & S. Enteen, Manchester, UK, October.
  • Kruse, H. (2012). Where is the city? Where is the scene? Roundtable with W. Hermes, M. Richardson, W. Fonarow, P. Carino, & K. Barnett. Experience Music Project Pop Conference, New York City, March.
  • Kruse, H. (2012). Cyberfeminism and online practice. Central States Communication Association. Cleveland, OH, March.
  • Kruse, H. (2011). Performance and presence, absence and silence: Overlooked forms of presence. Roundtable.  Association of Internet Researchers, Seattle, October.
  • H. Kruse. (2011). Cyberfeminism and online practice. Oklahoma Speech, Theater, and Communication Association. Oklahoma City, September.
  • Kruse, H.  (2011). Pneumatic systems and the social order.  Cultural Studies Association, Chicago, March.
  • Kruse, H.  (2011).  Back to the bedroom: Girls, fandom, and pop music production. Experience Music Project Pop Conference, Los Angeles, February.
  • Kruse, H.  (2009).  Online gambling and the critical spaces of vice.  Association of Internet Researchers, Milwaukee, October.
  • Kruse, H. (2009). Tensions between academic and corporate research: An industry example.  Roundtable.  Association of Internet Researchers, Milwaukee, October.
  • Kruse, H.  (2009). Internet gambling and the changing meanings of domestic space.  International Communication Association, Chicago, May.
  • Kruse, H.  (2009). The disembodiment of local music? The internet, presence, and music scenes.  Experience Music Project Pop Conference, Seattle, April.
  • Kruse, H.  (2008).  Gender and interactive media environments. Association of Internet Researchers, Copenhagen, October.
  • Kruse, H., Paasonen, S., Senft, T., & Breindahl, C. (2008).  Inside and outside AoIR: Hierarchies of value in internet research.  Roundtable.  Association of Internet Researchers, Copenhagen, October.
  • Kruse, H.  (2008).  Local identity and independent music scenes in the internet age. International Communication Association. Montreal, May.
  • Kruse, H.  (2008).  Non-ambient screens and the reconfiguration of public space. Exploring New Media Worlds conference, Texas A&M University, March.
  • Kruse, H.  (2007).  “It Can Sing Like Caruso… And Calculate Like Einstein”: Domesticating new media technologies. Association of Internet Researchers, Vancouver, BC.
  • Kruse, H.  (2007).  Teaching old and new communication technologies as material culture.  South Central Eighteenth-Century Studies Society, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Kruse, H.  (2006). “Can you share a drink with your laptop?”  Public social practice and communication technologies.  Association of Internet Researchers, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Kruse, H.  (2005).  Betting on News Corp.  Association of Internet Researchers, Chicago, IL.
  • Kruse, H.  (2004).  Marketing, media, and matters of memory. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Kruse, H.  (2003).  Time, space, and information flows in online pari-mutuel markets. Association of Internet Researchers, Toronto, ON.
  • Kruse, H.  (2003).  Social interaction, the arrangement of interior space, and racetrack renovation.  Media Ecology Association, Hempstead, NY.
  • Kruse, H.  (2002).  Spatial relations and experience: A case study in interactive media. National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Kruse, H.  (2001).  Narrowcast technology and interactivity, past and future: The case of horse race simulcasting.  National Communication Association. Atlanta, GA.
  • Kruse, H.  (2001).  "Watch and win"?: The (dis)integration of visual information on the Television Games Network.  International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Kruse, H.  (1997).  The spatial and the social in local cultural practice.  International Communication Association, Montreal, QC.
  • Kruse, H.  (1995).  Making popular music history: The genrefication of college music. International Communication Association, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Kruse, H.  (1993).  Institutional practices in alternative music scenes.  International Association for the Study of Popular Music, international meeting, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.
  • Kruse, H.  (1992).  Subcultural practice and the articulation of identity in alternative music communities.  Union for Democratic Communication, Trent University, Peterborough, ON.
  • Kruse, H.  (1992).  "It's a man's world"?: Intersections of gender, race and street culture in rap music video.  "Console-ing Passions": Television, Video, and Feminist Studies Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
  • Kruse, H.  (1992).  Alternative music culture: A case study.  Popular Culture Association, Louisville, KY.
  • Kruse, H.  (1991).  Audio technology and domestic space.  International Association for the Study of Popular Music, USA chapter, Chicago, IL.
  • Kruse, H.  (1991).  Abandoning the absolute: Towards a feminist phenomenology of rock and pop.  International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Kruse, H.  (1991).  Disney dogs: Canines in the spaces of capitalism.  International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Kruse, H.  (1989).  "Let's Steele a Plot": Articulations of Remington Steele.  Ohio University/Wide Angle Film Conference, Athens, OH.
  • Kruse, H.  (1989).  The sense of an ending: Narrative, social order, and representations of Northern Ireland. International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Kruse, H.  (1990).  Skinheads international: The cultural migration of style and ideology.  Big Ten Theory and Methodology Mini-Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
  • Kruse, H.  (1988).  College music as local music.  International Association for the Study of Popular Music, USA chapter, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
  • Kruse, H.  (1987).  Kate Bush: Pop music pioneer.  International Association for the Study of Popular Music, international meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Kruse, H.  (1986).  From Edison to Sarnoff: A brief cultural and industrial history of the phonograph, 1875-1930.   Undergraduate Honors Conference in Communication, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.