Contact & Location


Psychology & Communications Studies

Physical Address:
Student Health Center 206
PHONE: (208) 885-6324
FAX:(208) 885-7710
EMAIL: psyc-comm@uidaho.edu


Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
c/o Psychology & Communication Studies
Student Health Center 206
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, ID  83844-3043
Diane Carter

Diane Carter, Ph.D.

Office: Student Health Center 219
Phone: 208.885.5468
Email: dcarter@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Psychology & Communication Studies - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3043
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3043

Psychology & Communication Studies
Senior Instructor

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2009

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis, Intercountry Adoption
  • Biography
    Dr. 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.
  • Selected Publications
    • 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.