Susannah K. McMonagle, Ph.D.

Susannah K. McMonagle, M.A., A.B.D.Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Ph.D., Temple University
Office: Andrews 207
Phone: 610-225-5672


B.A. Eastern University
M.A. Villanova University
Ph.D. Temple University


Professor McMonagle knew when she was in high school that she would pursue a college degree in Communication.  Despite other interesting majors, internships, and professors, she never wavered in her love for all things communication – advertising production, event planning, organizing and bringing together communities, and understanding how media impact societies both near and distant.

Having earned her B.A. in Communication Studies at Eastern University, Prof. McMonagle then completed a M.A. in Strategic Communication at Villanova University. While studying at Villanova, she began working at The Leader’s Edge, a leadership development firm serving businesses in the greater Philadelphia region.  Eventually promoted to Director of Client Communications, she spearheaded many of the external communication campaigns and marketing initiatives geared toward new and existing clients.  She also ran events for The Leader’s Edge – from corporate networking events to business meetings, and from corporate holiday parties to book signings.  Each of these initiatives gave her a chance to meet new people, which is one of her favorite things in life.  After several years in marketing communications, Professor McMonagle realized her desire to be back in the college classroom and finished her Ph.D. at Temple University with a doctorate in Media and Communication.  She is thrilled to be a part of the Communication Studies Department at Eastern.


Introduction to Mass Media, Public Relations Case Studies, Public Speaking, Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication & Leadership, Writing for the Media, Internship for Communication Studies Majors, Interpersonal Communication, Research Methods


I teach at Eastern because I have a passion for teaching students how media impacts our relationships with the world, our families, our friends; how it impacts career choices and success; and most importantly, how media impacts our relationship with God.


Advertising, Public Relations, Branding, Sports Communication & Culture, Media Studies


  • McMonagle, S. K. (2014). “The Framing of Doping Culture: The Rise and Fall of Lance Armstrong.” Accepted for presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • McMonagle, S. K. (2014). “Identifying the Cultural American Values in the Basketball Never Stops Advertising Campaign through the Lens of Semiotics.” Paper presented at the International Association of Communication & Sport Conference, New York, NY.
  • McMonagle, S. K. (2013). “The Sportiest Catwalk on Earth: How Sport & Fashion Collide on the Olympic Stage.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Washington, DC.    *Awarded Top Paper
  • McMonagle, S. K. (2013). “The Women’s Olympics: News Framing of Women’s Sports and Female Athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Washington, DC.

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