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Amanda Bennett

Assistant Lecturer

Office: Frazier Hall 216C



BA, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Idaho State University; MA, Communication, Idaho State University


Speech Communication; National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC)

Courses Taught:

Comm 1101: Principles of Speech, CMP 2261: Introduction to Advertising, CMP 3365: Ad Strategy Copywriting

With nearly a decade of corporate advertising experience with a national health insurance company, I bring a very practical perspective to the classroom. My professional experience is complemented by an undergraduate degree in Communication with an emphasis in Advertising and a minor in Marketing, and a graduate degree in Communication.

In my public speaking classes, I focus heavily on helping my students learn to be critical consumers of information and to always support their arguments with reasoning and evidence. I have a passion for teaching and love seeing my students grow and develop as thinkers and communicators. In addition, as a former member of ISU’s two award-winning NSAC teams, I developed a deep appreciation for the value this program offers students as they prepare for careers in advertising or related fields. I love teaching and mentoring current NSAC students and I strive to provide meaningful and practical experiences that improve their understanding of advertising best practices and increase their confidence in their abilities to be successful advertising professionals.

In my free time I try to travel the world as much as possible, spend time hiking and camping with my family, and occasionally finish a quilting project.

Selected Publications

Knight, H. R., Hartman, K. L., & Bennett, A. (2019). Gun Violence, eSports, and Global Crises: A Proposed Model for Sport Crisis Communication Practitioners. Journal of Global Sport Management, 1-19.

Awards & Honors

Most Influential Teacher: ISU Women’s Volleyball Team (2018)