Scholar in Residence
Throughout her career, Professor Biesecker has explored the role of rhetoric in social change by working at the intersections of rhetorical theory and criticism and continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminist theory and criticism, and cultural studies. Professor Biesecker is the recipient of the National Communication Association’s 2007 Douglas Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award, the 2011 John I. Sisco Excellence in Teaching Award, and the 2013 Francine Merritt Award. She was inducted into the University of Georgia Teaching Academy in 2013. Professor Biesecker currently serves as the editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech.
As the Scholar in Residence, Professor Biesecker will conduct a series of scholar-to-scholar sessions. At these sessions, attendees will present their works-in-progress for discussion by their colleagues and Prof. Biesecker. The works will be on a wide range of topics and at various stages of completion. The goal of the scholar-to-scholar sessions is to explore specific ways to develop these pieces, whatever their current state, into strong conference presentations and/or publishable articles. The sessions will be listed on the institute schedule, and attendees who are free at those times are invited to join in the discussions.
Professor Biesecker is eager to help you, your program, and the discipline--whether the topic is preparing a tenure file, revising a class or curriculum, working with (or as) an administrator, developing a research agenda, or attending conventions. The Scholar in Residence always exhibits a strong intellectual and social presence at the institute. We are delighted to have Prof. Biesecker in a role that is certain to add strength and value to the experience of faculty attending the NCA Institute for Faculty Development.