Faculty | Cynthia Duquette Smith
Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication and Culture
- B.A. in Public Relations from California State University, Chico, Magna Cum Laude 1990
- M.A. in Communication Studies from California State University, Chico 1992
- Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2000
Her research focuses on the rhetoric of American architecture, public memory, and memory spaces.
Courses Recently Taught
- C121 Public Speaking
- C334 Rhetoric and Public Memory
- C425 Culture, Identity and the Rhetoric of Place: The Rhetoric of Architecture
- Forthcoming: “You were on Indian Land: Remembering and Forgetting Native Americans on Alcatraz Island” co-authored with Teresa Bergman. To appear in Spaces of Public Memory: Rhetorics of Museums and Memorials (Carole Blair, Greg Dickinson, Brian Ott, Editors).
- Forthcoming: “Art Evangelism and the Gated Community: The Rhetorics of Thomas Kinkade’s ‘Village’” (working title). To appear in Entertaining Fear (Catherine Chaput, Editor). University of Pittsburgh Press.
- Book Review: Museum Politics: Power Plays at the Exhibition, by Timothy W. Luke. In Rhetoric and Public Affairs. Winter 2003, 797-799.
- “Evaluating Rhetorical Situations and Responses” in Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course, Volume 7. Kendall-Hunt. Fall 2003, 137-147.
Selected Honors and Awards
- Lambda Pi Eta Outstanding Teacher Award, May 2005
- Lambda Pi Eta Outstanding Teacher Award, May 2007