Faculty | Vanessa B. Beasley
VANESSA BEASLEY is Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Dean of the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Her primary research interests include presidential rhetoric, U.S. political communication, and rhetorical criticism and theory.
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1988
M.A., University of Texas, 1991
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1996
National Communication Association
Rhetoric Society of America
American Political Science Association
Honors & Awards
Faculty Mentorship Award, Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association, 2013
Thomas Jefferson Award, Vanderbilt University, 2012
Faculty Excellence Award, Department of Speech Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2007
Golden Mustang Award, Southern Methodist University, 2004
Outstanding New Teacher, Southern States Communication Association, 2000
Teacher-Scholar for the College of Liberal Arts, Montague Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University, 2000
Aggie Fish Club Professor of the Year, Texas A&M University, 1999
“Camp Beasley,” Fish Camp Namesake, awarded by the students of Texas A&M University, 1999
Who Belongs in America: Presidents, Rhetoric & Immigration, edited volume, Texas A&M University Press, 2006.
You, the People: American National Identity in Presidential Rhetoric, Texas A&M University Press, 2004.