I 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 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.
I grew up in Portland, Texas. I’ve also lived in San Marcos, Austin, and Corpus Christi, Texas; Gambier, Ohio; and Decatur, Georgia.
My husband also teaches at Southern Miss (Ward Sayre), my daughter attends the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, and my son is at Burger Middle School. I like to run, knit, watch movies, and walk my dogs.
Dept. of Communication Studies, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Dr., Box 5131, Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Liberal Arts Building 475
Office hours spring 2015: M/W 12-1 in the Speaking Center (Cook Library 117), T/Th 11:30-12:30 (in LAB office–471). I’m happy to meet outside of these times, but try to set up an appointment via email.