Anne Mattina joined the Stonehill College community in 1997. She is a scholar of American women’s public communication in politics and social movements. In addition to her research on women's labor activism, Mattina has also published on the relationship between the media and female candidates along with the persuasive activities of First Ladies. Her work has appeared in publications like Women’s Studies and Feminist Formations.

Mattina holds several other roles at the College. She acts as the faculty liaison to the women’s basketball team. She is the advisor of Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication Honors Society. She also serves on the Faculty Senate and the Board of Fellows.


  • B.A., Communication Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • M.A., Political Communication, The Ohio State University 
  • Ph.D., Communication in the Public Interest, The Ohio State University 

Courses Taught

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

Selected Publications, Articles & Presentations

  • Soldiering On: Lisa Caputo, Marsha Berry, and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Media Relations in Media Relations and the Modern First Lady: From Jacqueline Kennedy to Melania Trump, Lisa M. Burns, editor, Rowman & Littlefield. 2020, 89-99
  • First Generation to Full Professor: Negotiating Class in Academe, Women in the Academy, Learning From our Diverse Career Pathways. Nicola Gutgold & Angela Linse, eds., Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, 89-99.
  • "Striking Women: Massachusetts Mill Workers in the Wake of Bread & Roses 1912" with Domenique Ciavattone '13, The 1912 Bread & Roses Strike Through New Lenses, Baywood Publishing, 2014, 153-171.
  • “Yours for Industrial Freedom”: Women of the I.W.W., 1905-1930. Women’s Studies, February 2014, v.43.2, 170-201.
  • “Paying the Price for Pacifism: The Press’s Rhetorical Shift from ‘Saint Jane’ to ‘the most dangerous woman in America’” with Sherry Shepler; Feminist Formations Spring 2012, 154-171
  • "Strategies for Increasing Cultural Communication Competence", Academic Chairpersons Conference," Savannah, GA February 2020
  • From Adversary to Ally, Creating Space for the Clinton Presidency Barack Obama’s Address to the DNC 2016, Central States Communication annual convention, March, 2017, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mass Humanities Fellow, Reading Frederick Douglas Together Program, 2023
  • Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Eastern Communication Association, 2018
  • Faculty Service Award, Stonehill College, 2018
  • 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