• PhD Indiana University 1989
  • MA Indiana University 1984
  • BS Emerson College 1981

Academic interests

Contemporary rhetorical theory and public address, Women's Studies, intersections of race, class, culture, ethnicity and gender from a rhetorical perspective


Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (TERA) 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016;
member of Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching (FACET)


Chapters in Centering Ourselves: African American Feminist and Womanist Studies of Discourse, , More Quick Hits , and Doing Research on Women's Communication: Perspectives in Theory and Method, Telling Political Lives.

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