Madeline “Maddy” Pringle (M.A., University of Missouri) is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication. Maddy’s research interests include identity, place, and sociomateriality. She is especially interested in how one’s identity with specific organizational places is communicated and how language and materiality play a part in identity management and overall organizing. She has presented research at Central States Communication Association (CSCA), National Communication Association (NCA), and International Communication Association (ICA) conferences. She is also the Chair of the graduate student caucus with CSCA.
At the University of Missouri, Maddy is a teaching instructor for Communication 1200: Fundamentals of Public Speaking and has taught Media Communication and Society in past years. In addition to these roles, Maddy has worked as an editorial assistant for Management Communication Quarterly and is the current Graduate Student Department Assistant. In this role, she assists the Director of Graduate Studies, runs the department’s social media accounts, and assists with the Italy study abroad program. She is currently the Secretary of the Association of Communication Graduate Students (ACGS), and previously held the role of Vice President.
Regarding professional experience, in 2023, Maddy served as a Summer Communications Associate for Heart of Missouri United Way. In this position, she analyzed quantitative and qualitative data from United Way’s nonprofit agency partners, translating this information into digestible material for a variety of stakeholders.