|Education:||Ph.D. CommunicationTexas A&M University
M.A. English Texas A&M University
B.A. English Baylor University
Courses include: Speaking for Technical Professions, Organizational Communication Seminar, American Oratory, Argumentation and Debate, Communication and Popular Culture, Introduction to Speech, Rhetorical Criticism, Rhetoric and Composition, Protest and Public Opinion, Political Rhetoric.
Thorpe, M. Elizabeth. “’Under God:’ An Epideictic Weapon in the Fight Against Communism.”
. Michelle Ballif, ed. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2014.
Boson, Crystal. M. Elizabeth Thorpe, ed. Queer Texas Prayerbook. Seven Kitchens Press, Lewisberg, PA (2013).
|Presentations:||Has presented at the national Popular Culture Association Conference, National Communication Association Conference, Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Eastern Communication Association Conference, and NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation|
|Awards:||Tiffany Hunnicut Memorial Graduate Teaching Award, Communication department, 2009.|
|Professional Associations:||Rhetorical Society of American, 2008-2009
Popular Culture Association, 2007-2008
National Communication Association, 2006-2007
|Research Interests:||My research focuses on the rhetorical creation and maintenance of identity. I am particularly interested in the rhetorical dimensions of "American", "un-American", and how rhetoric assigns or denies agency because of gender, sex, race, class, and religion. I am comfortable with rhetorical criticism and theory application. My work has employed neo-Aristotelian criticism, close textual analysis, Burkean criticism, as well as post-structural analysis.|
|Administrative Role:||Assistant Coordinator of Graduate Studies|
|Academic Roles:||The College at Brockport Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 2010 - Spring 2012)
Texas A&M Communication department, Instructor (2005-2010)
Texas A&M English department, Instructor (2004-2005)
Texas A&M Grader/TA, Film studies, 2003-2004
Baylor University, Grader/Middle English Transcriber, 1998-2001