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Diane Carter

Diane Carter

Senior Instructor

Student Health Center 219
(208) 885-5468
Mailing Address
Department of Psychology & Communication Studies
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443043
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3043
Diane Carter
  • Ph.D., Communication, Organizations, & Culture, Washington State University, 2011
  • M.A., Communication Management, University of Southern California, 1993
  • B.A., Communication, Advertising Emphasis, California State University Fullerton, 1990
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Diane Carter spent the better part of the 1990s planning and implementing sports marketing and public relations campaigns for the Motorcycle Division at American Suzuki Motor Corporation. As sports promotions/press relations department manager, Carter was responsible for executing domestic and international new product launches, developing and carrying out public relations campaigns in support of the company's marketing objectives, promoting the company's national race teams, and conducting media training for race team members and corporate executives. She began teaching in 2001 and currently holds the position of senior instructor in the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies at the University of Idaho. Her research interests center on illuminating how unequal power relationships between different social, cultural and political groups are reproduced and reinforced in mass mediated discourse.

  • Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Intercountry Adoption

  • You are not a friend: Media conflict in times of peace (with Thomas, R. J., and Dente Ross, S.) 2011, Journalism Studies, 12(4).
  • Exotic Babies for sale. In S. Dente Ross and P.M. Lester (Eds.) Images that Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media, 3rd Ed., 2011, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.
  • Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis of Systematically Distorted Communication in Intercountry Adoption INdustry Web Sites, 2011, Dissertation. Proquest/UMI.

Psychology & Communication Studies

Physical Address:
206 Student Health Center

Mailing Address:
Psychology & Communications Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID 83844-3043

Phone: (208) 885-6324

Fax: (208) 885-7710


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