About me

WAS headshot 2007 I am an associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies  at The University of Southern Mississippi.  For the past nine years, I’ve also been the Speaking Center Director.  I study rhetoric, focusing on the role that it plays in forming identity.  I’ve 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 and peer tutoring. Here’s my full curriculum vitae.

I completed my PhD at the University of Georgia and my MA and BA at Texas State University–San Marcos. I’ve previously taught at Texas State University (as a teaching assistant), Del Mar College, Denison University, University of Georgia (as a teaching assistant), and Agnes Scott College.

Find me:

Office:  Liberal Arts Building 474
Email:  wendy.atkinssayre@usm.edu
Phone: 601-266-4271
Physical address:  Dept. of Communication Studies, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Dr., Box 5131, Hattiesburg, MS   39406

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