Darlene K. Drummond

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Speech

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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


Institute for Writing and Rhetoric


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

Selected Publications

  •   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.

  •    Marcus, E. N., Drummond, D. K., Dietz, N., & Kenya, S. (2013). Does a bite cause cancer? Misperceptions of breast cancer etiology among low-income urban women in Miami, FL. Southern Medical Journal, 106(12), 649-654.

  •    Marcus, E. N., Drummond, D. K., Dietz, N. (2012). Urban women's preferences for learning of their mamogram result: A qualitative study. Journal of Cancer Education, 7(1), 156-164.

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