Deborah Petersen-Perlman


Associate Professor
Office: ABAH 407
Phone: 218-726-7528

Email: dpeters1

Spring 2013

Comm 2101 Spring 2013 Syllabus

Comm 3505 Spring 2013 Syllabus

Comm 5000 Senior Seminar: The First Amendment in Action Spring 2013 Syllabus

Spring 2012

Comm 2101 Spring 2012 Syllabus

Comm 3505 Spring 2012 Syllabus

Comm 3525 Spring 2012 Syllabus

Fall 2011

Comm 1222 Fall 2011 Syllabus

Comm 2101Fall 2011 Syllabus

Comm 3505 Fall 2011 Syllabus

Comm 3525 Fall 2011 Syllabus


Summer 2011

Comm 1222 Interpersonal Communication Syllabus

Spring 2011

Comm 3505 Media Communications Syllabus

Comm 3525 Deciding What's News Syllabus


Deborah Petersen-Perlman is an Associate Professor specializing in mass communication. She has taught at UMD since 1988, after teaching briefly at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the University of Iowa, and Illinois State University. She holds an MA and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Iowa, and a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Arizona. Dr. Petersen-Perlman's dissertation topic was "Texaco's Support of the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts." She has published on this topic as well as "Radio Comes to the Farm", "Sitcom Husbands", using media in the classroom,
and a number of pedagogical studies. Her most recent publication was a co-authored piece called "Choreographing Partnerships" published in the British Journal "Teaching in Higher Education."

Dr. Petersen-Perlman is also UMD's Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, a position she has held since 1996. She has done some writing in the area of minority retention, and cooperative problem solving relative to affirmative action and equal opportunity. Dr. Petersen-Perlman has received training in Alternative Dispute Resolution and is a registered Civil Mediator specializing in sexual harassment and discrimination issues.