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Meet the Faculty

Sarah Stone-Watt
Director of Forensics/Assistant Professor of Communication

Division: Communication Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 249
Phone: (310) 506-6804
E-mail: sarah.stonewatt@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • M.A., University of Wyoming, 2004
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2002
Courses:
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Rhetoric, Gender, & Society
  • Media Impact and U.S. Minorities
  • Argumentation & Advocacy
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Forensics Production
  • Social Action and Justice Colloquium: Women's Movements
  • Social Action and Justice Colloquium: Body Image & Food Systems
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Cross examination Debate Association Critic of the Year, Southern California, 2008
  • Coached multiple award winning debate teams (See pepperdinedebate.com)
  • National Communication Association
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • American Communication Association
  • Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender
Academic Interests:
  • Gender
  • Health Communication
  • Race, Gender, and Representation
  • Rhetorical Agency
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Social Change
Selected Works:
  • "A Postfeminist Apologia: Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Evolving Response to the Planned Parenthood Controversy," Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, 2 (3/4).
  • "Supporting Your Ideas," Public Speaking: The Virtual Text Ed. Lisa Schreiber. The Public Speaking Project. http://publicspeakingproject.org/
  • "Persuasive Speaking," Public Speaking: The Virtual Text Ed. Lisa Schreiber. The Public Speaking Project. http://publicspeakingproject.org/
  • "Representing Women in the Workplace," Activities for Teaching Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom. Ed. Ribarsky & Murphy.