Kerith Woodyard

Associate Professor
Rhetoric and Public Communication
Assistant Chair


(Ph.D. University of Utah)
Specialties: rhetorical theory and criticism, women's rhetorical history, religion and American public argument

Latest Publications

  • Woodyard, Kerith M. "Pussy Riot and the Holy Foolishness of Punk." Rock Music Studies 1 (2014): 268-286.
  • Woodyard, Kerith M. “Depatriarchalizing in Rhetorical Theory: Toward a Feminist Prophetic Tradition.” Ohio Communication Journal 48 (2010): 27-42.
  • Woodyard, Kerith M. “‘If By Martyrdom I Can Advance My Race One Step, I Am Ready for It’: Divine Ethos and the Reception of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s The Woman’s Bible.” Journal of Communication and Religion 31 (Fall 2008): 272-326.
  • Woodyard, Kerith M. "Competition and Control: The Open-Hand of Dialogue in a Closed-Fist Tradition." The Forensic 87 (Winter 2002): 13-24.

Watson Hall 210

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Mehdi Semati, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Laura Vazquez, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
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