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Sarah Stone-Watt Faculty Profile

Sarah Stone-Watt

Assistant Professor of Communication
Director of Forensics
Communication Division, Seaver College
CCB 206

Education

  • PhD The Pennsylvania State University
  • MA University of Wyoming
  • BA California State University, Long Beach
  • Stone Watt, S. (2017). Debaters as Citizens: Rethinking Debate Frameworks to Address the Policy/Performance Divide. In Hogan, Kurr, Bergmaier, & Johnson (Eds.), Speech and Debate as Civic Education. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press.
  • Stone Watt, S. (2014). Seeking Survival, Justice, and Recovery: Citizen Critics' Therapeutic Interpretation of Alice Sebold's Lucky. Women & Language.
  • Stone Watt, S. (2013). Representing women in the workplace. In M. J. Murphy & E.N. Ribarsky (Eds.), Activities for Teaching Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.
  • Stone Watt, S. (2013). Supporting your ideas. In L. Schreiber (Ed.). Public Speaking: The Virtual Text. The Public Speaking Project. http://publicspeakingproject.org/
  • Stone Watt, S. & Barnett, J.T. (2013). Persuasive speaking. In L. Schreiber (Ed.). Public Speaking: The Virtual Text. The Public Speaking Project. http://publicspeakingproject.org/
  • Stone Watt, S. (2012). A postfeminist apologia: Susan G. Komen for the Cure's evolving response to the Planned Parenthood controversy. Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, 2(3/4). pp. 65-79.
  • Stone Watt, S. (2012). Authentic assessment in debate: An argument for using ballots to foster talent-development and promote authentic learning. Contemporary Argumentation and Debate, 33, pp. 75-104.
  • 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

Topics

  • Rhetoric of Public Controversy
  • Rhetoric of Race & Gender
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Social Movements
  • Argumentation

Courses

  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Rhetoric, Gender, and Society
  • Introduction to Communication Research Methods
  • Argumentation & Advocacy
  • Public Speaking and Rhetorical Analysis
  • Intercultural Communication