Renee Heath

Associate Professor
Co-Director and Faculty Advisor, Civil Discourse Lab
Phone: (603) 862-4402
Office: Communication, Horton Social Science Center Rm 145-B, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • CMN 457: Intro Lang & Soc Interaction
  • CMN 562: Collaborative Leadership
  • CMN 662: Public Dialogue
  • CMN 762: Organizational Communication


  • 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

Selected Publications

  • Heath, R. (n.d.). Giving Voice to Nature: Inviting Gluskabe and the Water Monster into the Room. AI Practitioner, 25(2), 31-38. doi:10.12781/978-1-907549-55-7-6

  • Reinig, L., Heath, R. G., & Borda, J. L. (2023). Rethinking polarization: Discursive opening and the possibility for sustaining dialogue. Communication Monographs, 90(2), 181-204. doi:10.1080/03637751.2022.2164320

  • Heath, R. G., & Isbell, M. G. (2021). Theorizing Principled Collaboration. COMMUNICATION THEORY, 31(4), 654-674. doi:10.1093/ct/qtz039

  • Heath, R. G. (2021). Stories and voices: Engaging community differences by designing a deliberative public dialogue. COMMUNICATION TEACHER, 35(4), 329-335. doi:10.1080/17404622.2020.1871048

  • Heath, R., & Borda, J. L. (n.d.). Reclaiming Civility: Towards Discursive Opening in Dialogue and Deliberation. Regular Issue, 17(1). doi:10.16997/jdd.976

  • Favero, L. W., & Heath, R. G. (2012). Generational Perspectives in the Workplace. 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