Associate Professor of Communication
Dr. Gilstrap teaches courses in Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Communication. He designed one of the nation's first graduate certificates in social media, and taught social media metrics for more than five years to graduate students all over the world. His scholarly interests include nonprofit leadership and organizations, ethics, entrepreneurship, and social media. Professor Gilstrap is the author of multiple articles, chapters, and adjudicated conference papers of regional, national and international interest.
B.S., Missouri Southern State University, 1995
M.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1997.
Ph.D., Rhetoric, Purdue University, 2003
Drury University faculty member since 2003
Associate Professor since 2010
University Teaching & Research Award Nominations (Multiple)
Alan Monroe Award, Purdue University
Gilstrap, C. A. & Gilstrap, C. (2012). Ecopreneurial leaders and transformational leadership. In D. Gallagher (Ed.), Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Gilstrap, C. A. (2012). Recycling in history. In B. Rathje & J.G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Gilstrap, C. A. (2012, forthcoming). Energy payback. In M.A. Pierce (Ed.), Encyclopedia of energy (tba). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
Gilstrap, C. A. & White, Z. (2010). Effective public speaking: Strategy and craft. San Diego: National Social Sciences Press.
Miester, M. & Gilstrap, C. A. (2010). The ELF’s failed diatribe of sacramental arson. In M. Smith & B. Warnick (Eds.), The responsibilities of rhetoric (326-339). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.