Darlene K. Drummond

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Speech

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute, Geisel School of Medicine

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As an intercultural communication scholar, my research focuses on how individuals from different cultural backgrounds communicate identities that (1) maintain or threaten relationships or (2) influence decision making about health issues. I study aspects of communication that cannot be quantified such as the meanings of personal experiences, and employ a variety of qualitative methods.


37 Dewey Fld Rd, Room 229
HB 6250


The Dartmouth Institute Operations, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric


  • B.A. Denison University
  • M.A. Eastern New Mexico University
  • PhD Ohio State University

Selected Publications

  •     Drummond, D.K., Kaur-Gill, S., Murray, G.F., et. al (2022, August 18). Problematic integration: Racial discordance in end-of-life decision making. Health Communication [online] https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2022.2111631

  •     Drummond, D. K. (2019). Shifting blame: C. Everett Koop's AIDS rhetoric of guilt and redemption. KB Journal of the Kenneth Burke Society, 14(1), https://kbjournal.org/drummond


  •   Drummond, D. K. (2018). The decision: A creative autoethnographic account with poetry. Health Communication, 33(4), 507-509.

  •    Drummond, D. K. (2017). "If my cholesterol is...then I foresee:" Patient accounts of uncertainty. Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare, 1, 121-127.

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