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Trudy Milburn

Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Director of Liberal Studies and Arts Management and Entrepreneurship

Trudy Milburn, PhD, is assistant dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and director of liberal studies and arts management and entrepreneurship. Her academic work examines the ways membership categories are enacted and displayed in various organizational and professional settings, both online and face-to-face.

A native of San Jose, California, Dr. Milburn is a first-generation, Mexican-American college graduate. She was previously a tenured associate professor at California State University, Channel Islands and Baruch College/City University of New York.

 New Book out Dec. 2018Books

Scollo, M. & Milburn, T. (Eds.)(2019). Engaging and Transforming Global Communication Through Cultural Discourse Analysis: A Tribute to Donal Carbaugh. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Press.

Milburn, T. (Ed.) (2015). Communicating User Experience: Applying Local Strategies Research to Digital Media Design. Studies in New Media Series. Lantham, MD: Lexington Books (an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield).

Gilbertz, S. & Milburn, T. (2011).  Citizen Discourse on Contaminated Water, Superfund Cleanups, and Landscape Restoration: (Re)making Milltown, Montana. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press.

Milburn, T. (2009). Nonprofit Organizations: Creating Membership through Communication.  Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.


More About Me

New 2019 Article: 

Olfaction and emotion: The quest for olfactory restoration in two speech communities. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.