Bonnie Million

Bonnie Million

Bonnie Million

  • A.B., sociology and government, Indiana University, 1969
  • M.A., English, Utah State University, 1995
  • Certificate in technical writing, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1986
  • Ph.D., communication, University of Utah, 2006
First year at SCAD:

"I have always felt that I learn as much or more from my students as they do from me. This is the special space of presentation and discussion where real learning happens. The energy of students where I teach is amazing and gratifying. They are passionate about what they do and that inspires me to apply myself to what I do as well."


Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Literature/Film Association, Southern Communication Association

Publications and presentations

  • "Eschatology Revisited as Narrative Voice in Alfonso Cuarį»n's Children of Men," Literature/Film Association Conference, 2009
  • "Ascendancy as Transcendence: A Levinasian View of the Hero," North American Levinas Society Conference, 2006
  • "Possessed by Power: the Dialectic of Self as Other in X-Men and X2," doctoral dissertation, 2006
  • "The Direction of the American Road in the Dispute Over Freedom Tower," Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery Conference, 2005
  • "Levinasian Ethical Dialogue as a Critical Method: Rhetorics of Self and Being in X-Men," Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division to the National Communication Association Conference, 2005
  • "The American Outsider Hero: The Hero Without a Face," Cultural Studies Association Conference, special series on Persona, 2004
  • "Wolverine and X-Men: Beyond Bondage to Freedom The Image of the Hero," Proceedings of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery Conference, 2004
  • Chair, panel presentation on technology and the environment, Society for Philosophy and Technology, 2003
  • "My Self on Call: A Problem of Communication," National Communication Association Conference, 2001
  • "The Space of the Subject: Up, Down, and Across," Humanities Graduate Conference: "Expanding the Interdisciplinary Conversation," 2001

Previous Positions

Instructor, communication department, Weber State University; speech and theatre adjunct professor, Westminster College; English and communication department adjunct professor, Salt Lake Communication College; communication department graduate associate, honors program instructor, writing program instructor, College of Nursing teaching assistant, University of Utah; English teaching fellow, Utah State University; technical writer, consulting, Montgomery Watson Harza; medical writer, consulting, learning design; medical writer, consulting, Shipley Associates; publications manager, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies; publications manager, Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society, American Hospital Association

Courses Taught

  • COMM 105 Speech and Public Speaking
  • COMM 130 Introduction to Mass Communication