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Phone:  464-1741

Office:   LA3088

Email:  lahoward@usi.edu

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Leigh Anne Howard is an associate professor of Communication Studies at USI. In addition to teaching courses in areas related to gender, performance, and cultural studies, she is involved with interactive theatre and community-based educational projects.  Current research projects include two book-length studies--one about body image and identity and another about the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Oral History Project.  She has published articles in Journals including the Communication Education, the American Behavioral Scientist, the World Communication Journal, Theatre Insight, and Theatre Symposium.  She earned her Ph.D. in Speech Communication (Performance/Cultural Studies) from Louisiana State University in 1995, her M.A. in Communication (Rhetoric and Organizational Culture) from Western Kentucky University in 1991, and her B.A. in English, Drama, and Classical Studies from Centre College of Kentucky in 1986.  Previous to her graduate education, she was the managing editor of the Kentucky Center for the Arts Magazine in Louisville, KY.