Leanne Jensen Rumery
Flagstaff, Arizona


B. A. - St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1959
M. A. - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1963

Doctoral Studies in the fields of Speech/Theatre Education, educational administration and curriculum development at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado and Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.


    Public Schools:

Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebraska -- 1960-62
    Taught high school English, directed drama program
Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, Nebraska -- 1962-67
    Director of Dramatics, taught high school English, speech, and drama classes
Boulder High School, Boulder, Colorado -- 1969-71
    Ass't Director, English Department, taught high school English
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado - 1970
    Directed the high school summer workshop in dramatics
Coconino County Unified School District (Flagstaff Public Schools) -- 1974, 1976-78
  Taught elementary school strings (music), junior high strings and orchestra
    College and University:

University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, Instructor -- 1967-69
    Taught public speaking and classroom communication
University of Colorado, Denver Center, Assistant Professor -- 1970-71
    Taught directing dramatics for the secondary schools, a graduate course
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, Senior Lecturer -- 1978-
    Received Senior Lecturer Rank, 1994
    Appointed to the administrative position of Chair, Communication Studies, 1997
Have taught or am currently teaching, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, Business and Professional Speaking, Perspectives On Communication, Communication in Instructional Environments (previously Communication in the Classroom) both graduate and undergraduate sections, Methods of Teaching Speech in the Secondary Schools. Supervise speech communication student teachers as required.


Published article, "Zeami, 'Flower,' and the Training of the Actor," Journal of the Arizona Communication and Theatre Association, Volume XIII, No I, Fall, 1981.

Guest Artist as oral interpreter with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra in two performances, William Walton's "Facade" and Native American composer Louis Ballard's "Why the Duck Has A short Tail."

Recipient of an Instructional Development Grant (N.A.U. Committee for Professional Development) to create curriculum in the area of international business communication.

As a Senior Lecturer, I devote research and scholarly activity to curricular development. I have developed curricula and accompanying course packets for Advanced Public Speaking, Business and Professional Speaking, Communication in the Classroom and am in the process of creating the curriculum for an expanded version of the classroom course entitled Communication in Instructional Environments.

I have completed the Cultural Orientation for University Educators: Cross-Cultural Experience From the Navajo Perspective (1990), and the workshop, Cross-Cultural Counseling Skills for Faculty and Staff: How to Successfully Facilitate One-to-One Interactions with Native American Students (1991)


On April 20, 1992, I received the Kappa Tau Alpha (National Journalism Scholarship Society) certificate of outstanding service in recognition of "Exceptional and Meritorious Service Through Advising." In May of 1993, I received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the N. A. U. Faculty Senate, recognition for my efforts as Secretary to this body. This award is the single recognition of service given by the faculty to a faculty member.


Served on Sequence Coordinators' Committee (1996-97)
Member of Speech Communication Articulation Task Force (1993-present)
Member of the School of Communication Executive Committee (1993-96)
Member of the School of Communication Screening Committee (1993-96)
Pre-communication Advisor, School of Communication (1990-91)


Member of University Chairs' Council (1997-present)
Member of University BAILS Advisory Council (1997-present)
Member of University Teacher Education Council (1993-present)
Secretary to the Northern Arizona University Faculty Senate (1991-93)


Member of the Pine Del Fire District Board, elected (County) for term 1992-96

I have conducted communication seminars for public school facilities in Arizona; the Arizona Physical Therapy Association, the Northern Arizona University Computer Services Department; the Northern Arizona Area Health Education Center; Delta Sigma Phi (Business Fraternity); and the Hi Tech Institute for Young Women (Student Services Special Grants), NAU

I have reviewed potential textbooks from Gorsuch Scarisbrick Publishers, Scottsdale, Arizona;

W. C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa; Harper-Collins Publishers; and St. Martin's Press, New York, New York.

I participated as an oral interpreter on a grant funded Christmas radio program produced by KNAU. This program has been repeated during the holiday season.

I was a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, serving as principal second violinist for a period of my affiliation with that organization.

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