About me

Photo on 2013-03-08 at 11.43 #3I am an associate professor of communication studies and Speaking Center Director at The University of Southern Mississippi.  I study rhetoric, focusing on the role that rhetoric plays in forming identity.  I have published in the areas of Southern identity, social movements and animal rights, visual rhetoric, and women and the media.  I also publish work in the area of communication centers.

Here’s my full CV:  Atkins-Sayre CV

I completed my PhD at the University of Georgia and my MA and BA at Texas State University–San Marcos.

I grew up in Portland, Texas.  I’ve also lived in San Marcos, Austin, and Corpus Christi, Texas; Gambier, Ohio; and Decatur, Georgia.

I have a smart economist husband who also teaches at Southern Miss, a soccer player/archer teenage daughter, and a cello-playing, soccer-playing, marathon-running son.  I like to run, knit, watch movies, and walk my dogs.

Find me:
Dept. of Communication Studies, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Dr., Box 5131, Hattiesburg, MS   39406
Liberal Arts Building 475
Office hours spring 2014:  T/Th 11-12, Wed 10-11, and by appointment

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