Megan Orcholski

Teaching Assistant
 Johnston Hall 335


MA, Communication Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN (2010)
BA, Speech Communication/Theater Arts, North Central College, Naperville, IL (2005)

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2016-Present)
Instructor, Valley City State University (2015-2016)
Instructor/Assistant Director of Forensics, Concordia College (2010-2015)
Teaching Assistant and Forensics Coach Minnesota State University, Mankato (2008-2010)

Areas of Interest

I specialize in the areas of performance and gender, specifically public speaking, identity, power, gender and culture.


Ted Talk – Tedx Fargo, “No Apology Living”

Orcholski, M. (2011 November). Women Lack Penises: The Powerful Gap Between the Penis and the Phallus. National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Orcholski, M. (2009 November.) Writing the self: An exploration of feminine voice in Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit. National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.


Rasmussen Lenox, T. & Orcholski, M. (2018). Transgressively tWERQing. Women and Language Online, 40(1), 145-159.

Orcholski, M. & Cronn-Mills, D. (2011). They know what they’re doing, but don’t know why: A theoretical exploration of intertextuality in interpretation events. National Forensics Journal, 29(2), 174-182.

Orcholski, M. (2009). Emotions, chaos, & commotion: A family narrative. Philament, 15, 91-97.