Meet the Faculty

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Sarah Stone-Watt

Assistant Professor of Communication
Director of Forensics

Division: Communication Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 249
Phone: (310) 506-6804

  • Ph.D., Communication and Women's Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • M.A., Communication and Journalism, University of Wyoming, 2004
  • B.A., Rhetorical Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 2002
  • Certificate in Legal Studies, California State University Long Beach, 2002


  • 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
  • National Communication Association
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • American Communication Association
  • Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender

Academic Interests:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Political Rhetoric
  • Social Movement Rhetoric
  • Women in U.S. Race Riots

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.
  • "Persuasive Speaking," Public Speaking: The Virtual Text Ed. Lisa Schreiber. The Public Speaking Project.
  • "Representing Women in the Workplace," Activities for Teaching Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom. Ed. Ribarsky & Murphy.