Prof. Tenisha Baca
Tenisha Baca is a Professor of Communication and a Faculty Developer for the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Engagement at Glendale Community College in Arizona. She has served the National Communication Association as a member, reviewer, co-presenter, and Western Representative for the Community College Division. In the classroom, she focuses on learner-centered teaching, and she promotes student engagement with classroom activities, discussions, and gamification.
Dr. Timothy Brown
Dr. Timothy J. Brown is Dean of the Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte. His published articles and invited presentations focus on African American culture and communication, black masculinity, and communication and sport. In 2017, he served on the National Communication Association's Learning Outcomes Project to create learning outcomes for the discipline of communication studies, which are included on pp. vii-viii in this book. In 2019, Dr. Brown was recognized as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow and a Distinguished Research Fellow by the Eastern Communication Association.
Dr. Tasha Davis
Dr. Tasha Davis is a Professor of Communication Studies at Austin Community College. She previously taught at St. Edward's University and The University of Texas at Austin. Her publications have focused on issues of diversity and inclusion, as well as online and workplace communication.
Prof. Danielle Harkins
Danielle Harkins is an Instructor and Department Chair for Communication Studies and Theater at Germanna Community College. She is also a faculty advisor for the S.A.G.A. student club, which advocates for LGBTQ issues.
Dr. Tina Harris
Dr. Tina Maria Harris is the Endowed Chair of race, media, and cultural literacy at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She formerly taught at the University of Georgia, where she was the sole recipient of the 2017-2018 Excellence in Diversity Leadership Award and was selected as a 2010 Josiah T. Meigs Teaching Professor, the highest teaching honor at UGA. In 2006, she received the Georgia Board of Regents' Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award for her work bringing culturally responsive pedagogy into her classroom.
Prof. S. Lizabeth Martin
S. Lizabeth Martin is a Visiting Professor of Communication at Georgia State University, Atlanta. A Florida native, she previously spent 11 years as a tenured faculty member at Palm Beach State College. She is also the former president for the Florida College System Publications Association and the founder/director of the Boca Black Film Festival. In her free time she hosts a podcast, Three Ps in a Pod, about diversity, inclusivity, and culturally responsive pedagogy in the classroom.
Prof. Rody Randon
Rody Randon is the Department Chair for Communication at Phoenix College. He routinely collaborates with faculty to create and facilitate diversity workshops for college administrators and instructors, which focus on inclusion both in and outside of an educational setting. Professor Randon is also in the process of receiving a certificate of Deaf Studies, which will allow him to realize his personal goal of becoming an American Sign Language interpreter.
Dr. Myra Washington
Dr. Myra Washington is an Associate Professor and Director of the Communication and Journalism doctoral program at the University of New Mexico. Her research and publications focus on cultural studies, critical media and digital media studies, and representations of race and sexuality in popular culture. Her book Blasian Invasion: Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex (2017) examines mixed-race black/Asian people in order to reveal how race in the United States is socially constructed.