- Lieber Memorial Associate Instructor Award (1981)
Valerie Endress received her B.S. and M.A. from Ball State University. She then earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1996.
Endress is a Associate Professor of Communications at Rhode Island College.
Endress is part of Rhode Island College's role in the American Democracy Project, and the driving force behind DebateWatch 2004 & 2008, Open Books-Open Minds project, and the VISTA/AMERICORPS Service Learning program. She is also a well-respected political analyst for the Rhode Island news media.