Nichola D. Gutgold is a professor of communication arts and sciences and in July will become associate dean of academic affairs of Schreyer Honors College.
She is author or co-author of a number of books that examine women's communication in male dominated fields including: : The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women: From Obstacles to Options (2012) Almost Madam President: Why Hillary Clinton 'won' in 2008 , (2009); Seen and Heard: The Women of Television News, (2008), and Paving the Way for Madam President (2006). With Molly Wertheimer she co-authored, Elizabeth Hanford Dole: Speaking from the Heart (2004). With Ted Sheckels and Diana Carlin she co-authored Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced (2012).
She is the recipient of a number of awards for her teaching, research and her blog, TalkDoc. She is passionate about the quest to elect a qualified woman president, the topic of her 2013 TEDxPSU TEDx talk and a forthcoming children's book that encourages children to believe what they cannot see because she firmly believes a woman will one day be elected president.
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