Cerise L. Glenn

Dr. Cerise L. Glenn (Ph.D., Howard University) is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at UNC Greensboro. She is the immediate former director of African American & African Diaspora Studies (2016-2020) and the president-elect of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender. Her research focuses on cultural identity and identity negotiation, African American communication and culture, occupational socialization and identification of diverse groups, organizational culture, and intersectional feminisms.

She is the co-editor of the recently published book, Womanist Ethical Rhetoric: A Call for Liberation and Social Justice in Turbulent Times (2021). She has also authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, in outlets including The Howard Journal of CommunicationsWomen & LanguageCommunication Teacher, and Sexuality and Culture. Dr. Glenn is the principal investigator on a multi-year prestigious NSF Advance grant awarded to UNC Greensboro that supports the adaptation and implementation of proven organizational change strategies to promote gender equity inclusive of intersecting social identities, such as race and ethnicity, in the STEM fields.

Honors include The Order of Pisgah Award for Alumni Achievement, from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, awarded for outstanding achievement in research and applied work in mentoring and organizational change, the Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award, from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, and the Outstanding Journal Article of the Year, African American Communication and Culture Division, National Communication Association.

To see Dr. Glenn’s CV, click here.