Mary J. Eberhardinger



B.A. University of North Carolina, Charlotte
M.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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Phone: 3314
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Mary Eberhardinger actively presents and publishes around the world in Communication Studies. Her research appears in the Southern Semiotic Review and IGI Global. She serves on the conference planning committee for the Semiotic Society of America. As a JET alumnus, she also recruits and mentors students for the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

Mary's research interests include semiotics, critical intercultural communication, critical pedagogy, rhetoric, cultural studies, and feminist methodology. She is also interested in experiential education and Japanese language.

Mary has been the recipient of various internal grants including roles in the School of Communication Davis Innovation Grant (2014) as well as The Presidential Fund for Curricular Innovation Grant (2015). Mary teaches several sections of the Fundamentals of Speech Communication course and serves on the Basic Course Committee in the Department of Communication Studies.


  • 2012
  • Eberhardinger, M. (2012) Critical pedagogy overseas. NCDocks.

  • 2013
  • Eberhardinger, M. (2013). A semiotic analysis of iconicity in Japanese manner posters. Southern Semiotic Review (2).

  • 2015
  • Eberhardinger, M. (2015). Singapore slogans: The demand to be taken seriously, in Semiotics 2014: The Semiotics of Paradox, ed. Jamin Pelkey, Stéphanie Walsh Matthews and Leonard Sbrocchi (Yearbook of the Semiotic Society of America, Ottawa: Legas), 269-276.

  • 2015
  • Maiorescu, R., & Eberhardinger, M. J. (forthcoming) (2016)
    A Future Direction for Integrating Workforce Diversity across the Curriculum: A Case Study of Strategic Planning, Interdisciplinary Research, and Co-Teaching. In C. L. Scott & J.D. Sims (Eds.), Developing Workforce Diversity Programs, Curriculum and Degrees in Higher Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global


  • 2015
  • U.S.-Japan Council's Inouye Scholars Program


Communication Studies