Renee Heath

Co-Director and Faculty Advisor, Civil Discourse Lab
Principal Lecturer
Phone: (603) 862-4402
Office: Communication, Horton Social Science Center Rm 145E, Durham, NH 03824
Renee Heath


  • Ph.D., Communications, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.A., Communications, Washington State University
  • B.S., Communications, Oregon State University

Research Interests

  • Strengthen relationships, communities, organizations and our sense of responsibility to each other

Courses Taught

  • CMN 457: Intro Lang & Soc Interaction
  • CMN 562: Collaborative Leadership
  • CMN 598: Spc Top/Interpersonal Studies
  • CMN 662: Public Dialogue
  • CMN 698: Seminar Interpersonal Studies
  • CMN 702: Sem/Interpersonal Comm Theory

Selected Publications

Heath, R. G. (2018). Facilitating vulnerability: New Hampshire Listens convenes Blue and You. Journal of Public Deliberation.

Heath, R. G., Lewis, N., Schneider, B., & Majors, E. (2017). Beyond Aggregation: the "Wisdom of Crowds" meets dialogue in the case study of Shaping America's Youth. Journal of Public Deliberation.

Heath, R. G., & Isbell, M. G. (2017). Interorganizational Collaboration Complexity, Ethics, and Communication. Waveland Press.

Heath, R. G. (2015). Women Like You Keep Women Like Me Down”: Understanding
Intergenerational Conflict and Work-Life Balance from a Discourse Perspective. In M. L. Connerley and J. Wu (eds.) (Ed.), Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women. Springer.

Heath, R. G., & Isbell, M. (2015). Broadening Organizational Communication Curricula. Management Communication Quarterly, 29(2), 309-314. doi:10.1177/0893318915571351

Favero, L. W., & Heath, R. G. (2012). Generational Perspectives in the Workplace: Interpreting the Discourses That Constitute Women's Struggle to Balance Work and Life. Journal of Business Communication, 49(4), 332-356. doi:10.1177/0021943612456037

Heath, R. G. (2007). Rethinking Community Collaboration Through a Dialogic Lens. Management Communication Quarterly, 21(2), 145-171. doi:10.1177/0893318907306032

Sias, P. M., Heath, R. G., Perry, T., Silva, D., & Fix, B. (2004). Narratives of Workplace Friendship Deterioration. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 21(3), 321-340. doi:10.1177/0265407504042835

Heath, R. G., & Frey, L. R. (2004). Ideal Collaboration: A Conceptual Framework of Community Collaboration. Annals of the International Communication Association, 28(1), 189-231. doi:10.1080/23808985.2004.11679036

Heath, R. G., & Sias, P. M. (1999). Communicating spirit in a collaborative alliance. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 27(4), 356-376. doi:10.1080/00909889909365545

Most Cited Publications