Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre

 

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre

Associate Professor

Director, Southern Miss Speaking Center

wendy.atkinssayre@usm.edu

601-266-4271

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Georgia - Department of Communication Studies

M.A., Texas State University - Dept. of Communication Studies

B.A., Texas State University – Dept. of Communication Studies


 

Teaching

CMS 111 – Introduction to Oral Communication

CMS 111H - Honors Oral Communication

CMS 415 – Rhetorical Criticism

CMS 450 – Women and Public Discourse

CMS 460 – Public Advocacy

CMS 493 - Capstone Experience

CMS 740 - Rhetorical Criticism

CMS 809 - Academic Professionalism

Faculty seminar on writing and speaking pedagogy

 

Research

Social movement rhetoric, feminist criticism, public controversy discourse, rhetorical criticism, and Southern identity

 

Select Publications

Books

Stokes, Ashli Q., & Atkins-Sayre, Wendy.  Consuming Identity:  The Role of Food in Redefining the South.  Under contract with University Press of Mississippi.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy, & Yook, Eunkyong. (Eds.).  (2015).  Communicating Advice:  Peer Tutoring and Communication Practice. Peter Lang. 

Yook, Eunkyong L., & Atkins-Sayre, Wendy (Eds.).  (2012).  Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education:  Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books. 

Articles and book chapters

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy, & Stokes, Ashli Q.  (2014). Crafting the Cornbread Nation:  The Southern Foodways Alliance and Southern Identity. Southern Communication Journal, 79, 77-93. [lead article]

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy.  (2012).  Snapshots of the South:  Eudora Welty’s Photography and Contested Images of Race.  Southern Communication Journal, 77, 77-93. [lead article; winner of the Southern States Communication Association’s Rose B. Johnson Award, given to the top essay published that year in the journal]

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy.  (2012).  Speaking our Minds:  Communication Centers and Critical Thinking.  In E. L. Yook & W. Atkins-Sayre (Eds.), Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education:  Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions (pp. 13-22).  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

King, Michael, & Atkins-Sayre, Wendy.  (2012). Focusing on Faculty:  The Importance of Faculty Support to Communication Center Success.  In E. L. Yook & W. Atkins-Sayre (Eds.), Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education:  Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions (pp. 147-160).  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy.  (2012). Recognizing the Past, Celebrating Change:  The “Mississippi, Believe It!” Campaign Redefines the South.  In A. Slade, D. Givens-Carroll, & A. Narro (Eds.), Mediated Images of the South: The Portrayal of Dixie in Popular Culture (pp. 107-122).  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy.  (2010).  Articulating Identity:  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Animal/Human Divide.  Western Journal of Communication, 74, 309-328.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy.  (2010).  Protection from “Animal Rights Lunatics”: The Center for Consumer Freedom and Animal Rights Rhetoric.  In G. Goodall & J. E. Black (Eds.), Arguments About Animal Ethics (pp. 147-162).  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy.  (2009).  Governor Mom:  Jane Swift and the Body Politic.  In J. Edwards (Ed.), Gender and Political Communication in America:  Rhetoric, Representation, and Display (pp. 129-147).  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books.

Atkins-Sayre, Wendy.  (2005).  Naming Women:  The Emergence of Ms. as a Liberatory Title.  Women and Language, 28, 8-16.

 

Dr. Atkins-Sayre’s homepage:  https://atkinssayre.wordpress.com/

Dr. Atkins-Sayre's CV: https://atkinssayre.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/atkins-sayre-cv.pdf