Shawna Malvini Redden PhD BioShawna Malvini Redden is an award winning author and professor who holds a doctorate in communication from Arizona State University. She specializes in organizational communication research, teaching and consulting. When she’s not teaching classes at Sacramento State University or consulting with the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at Arizona State University, she can be found working on her first book “101 Pat-downs,” an insider’s exploration of the Transportation Security Administration based upon her dissertation research. She is represented by BookEnds Literary Agency (agent Jessica Alvarez).

Her academic research has received Top Paper awards from the National and International Communication Associations, and has appeared in Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Monographs, Qualitative Health Research, Critical Departures in Qualitative Research, The Review of Communication, and  Journal of Applied Communication Research.

In addition to academic and professional writing about communication, she maintains a personal blog called The Bluest Muse. Her personal writing has been featured on which reaches 100 million people everyday, and she has contributed to Girls on the Grid, a Sacramento-based lifestyle blog.