Anne Mattina's research interests are American Women's Public Activism, Rhetorical Criticism, Women's Role in the Labor Movement and Communication and Politics.


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Department of Communication. Major area of study: Rhetoric
  • Master of Arts, The Ohio State University, Department of Communication. Major area of study: Political Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst; cum laude. Major area of study: Interpersonal Communication


  • Student Government Association Faculty Member of the Year, Stonehill College, 2010
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, awarded by Dept. of Athletics, Stonehill College, 2007
  • Honorary Member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, National Honor Society for Students in Continuing Education, inducted 2004

Courses Taught

  • Studies in Persuasion
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Gender & Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Persuasion & Social Movements
  • Family Communication
  • Special Topics: The Rhetoric of American Women

Selected Publications, Articles & Presentations

  • "Yours for Industrial Freedom": Women of the I.W.W., 1905-1930. Women's Studies, Spring 2013.
  • Paying the Price for Pacifism: The Press's Rhetorical Shift from 'Saint Jane' to 'the most dangerous woman in America'" with S. Shepler; Feminist Formations Spring 2012, 154-171
  • "Don't Let Them Step on You": Gender, Ethnicity & Class in the Great Strikes, 1909-1913", in Who Says? Working-Class Rhetoric, Class Consciousness and Community. William DeGenaro, editor, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007, 47-68.
  • "Hillary Rodham Clinton" in Leading Ladies of the White House, Molly Wertheimer , editor, Rowman & Littlefield, 2004, 217-234
  • Striking Women: Massachusetts Mill Workers & Rhetorical Agency, 1912 with Domenique Ciavattone '13 presented at the Centennial of the Bread & Roses Strike, April, 2012, Lawrence, MA
  • Dr. Mattina presented "Strategies for Increasing Cultural Communication Competence" at the 2020 Academic Chairpersons Conference."