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Nichelle McNabb, Ph.D. - Otterbein University. Westerville, OH, US

Nichelle McNabb, Ph.D. Nichelle McNabb, Ph.D.

Professor | Otterbein University

Westerville, OH, UNITED STATES

Nichelle McNabb is an expert in communication and teaching, presidential debates, political communication, and argumentation.



Nichelle McNabb, Ph.D. Publication Nichelle McNabb, Ph.D. Publication



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Nichelle McNabb is a Professor in Communication at Otterbein University.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Political Speeches


Communication and Teaching

Presidential Debates

Political Communication

Education (3)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Ph.D.

Central Michigan University: M.A.

Central Michigan University: B.A.A.

Affiliations (4)

  • National Communication Association, Member
  • Central States Communication Association, Member
  • National Forensic Association, Member
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate Committee, Member

Selected Articles (2)

The Lifestyle of the "Urban Tribe" Digital Commons at Otterbein

N. McNabb and R. Friedman


It was once the norm for people to get married in their early twenties, perhaps right after college or maybe during college. Once married, there was the need to start a family as soon as possible. However, nowadays, people appear to be substituting (at least for this period of time after college) the traditional family structure with a new one – the “urban tribe.” This paper takes a critical approach to examining portrayals of rituals in “urban tribes” in two television shows – Will & Grace and Friends in which we argue that the progressive elements of these shows counter the master narratives of traditional family values and that these counter stories act as resistance to the given context of family.

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Re-Learning American History: Understanding the Assumptions Underlying Intercultural Communication. Communication Teacher Communication Teacher

N. McNabb and R. Friedman


Students will challenge their assumptions about other cultures and question ethnocentric understandings of other cultures.

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