George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Reynolds, Colleen

Focus:Adjunct Faculty
Academic Unit:Business Foundations
Positions:Adjunct Faculty
Office Hours:By Appointment
Research Interests:

Rhetoric and writing

Rhetoric and sales

Applications of theories of Kenneth Burke


PhD Writing and Rhetoric, George Mason University

MA Communication, Eastern Michigan University

Teaching Certificate in English and Communication

BA Public Relations, Western Michigan University


Colleen Reynolds specializes in business-to-business sales communication. She facilitates workshops to teach professionals how to identify, develop, and test customer champions in business-to-business contexts. A former professor at the George Mason University School of Business, Dr. Reynolds has also taught communications and public speaking at GMU and Northern Virginia Community College. She has presented at international conferences, including the 2018 world conference of the Applied Improvisation Network and, in 2015, Global Advances in Business Communication. Prior to earning her doctorate degree, Dr. Reynolds taught English and Communication at public schools in Michigan and Virginia and presented at several US gatherings of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Research and Awards:

Reynolds, Colleen. (2015). John A. Bateman: Text and Image: A Critical Introduction to 

     the Visual/Verbal Divide. Multimodal Communication, 4(1), pp. 91-92

Tucker, Colleen. (2006). Encouraging Reciprocity or Relinquishing Authority? The Story

     of a New Teacher's Struggle. Language Arts Journal of Michigan: Vol. 22: Iss. 1. 

2015: Presenter at Global Advances in Business Communication International Conference: “Constructing Ethical Response via Rhetoric and Roleplay”

2010: Selected as participant in “Teaching Shakespeare Institute” at Folger Shakespeare 

Library in Washington, D.C. (Sponsored by NEH)

2009: Presenter at NCTE Philadelphia: “Expanding improvisation techniques to build the repertoire of teachers who are not natural drama enthusiasts”

2008: Presenter at NCTE San Antonio: “Using drama and improvisation to increase reading comprehension of difficult and complex ‘classic’ texts”

2006: Presenter at NCTE Indianapolis: “Multi-genre (and primary source) reading as an approach to the collection, evaluation and synthesis of research”