SCAD professor Julie Berman

Julie Ellen Berman

General education professor


  • B.A., American studies, Kenyon College, 1982
  • M.A., communication studies, Saint Louis University, 1996
  • Ph.D., communication and rhetoric, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2003


Conducted qualitative research on a partnership between a reform synagogue and a missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky

Awards, recognitions and honors

Gilman Memorial Fellowship, University of Missouri, Columbia; student nominated "Faculty Favorite," for three years at the University of Louisville


National Communication Association

Publications and Presentations


  • Sinister forces, goons and fanatics: Metaphors of blame in news coverage of church bombings in India, Intercultural Communication Studies, 15, 86-97, Berman, J., D'Silva, M., Esrock, S., Hart, J., and Leichty G., 2006
  • Undergraduate communication education in Kentucky's public universities. Kentucky Journal of Communication, 24, 127-137, Berman, J. E., and Hart, J. L., 2005
  • Understanding language across the racial divide. Intercultural Communication Studies, 14(3), 1-9, 2005


  • “Small Group Interaction in Cross-Cultural Settings as Utopia.” 2015 Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Fall 2015)
  • "African American Orality at the Movies: New Approaches to African American Tropes," Southern States Communication Association conference, 2006
  • "Unity in a City Divided: A Jewish Synagogue and an Africa American Church," National Communication Association, 2005