RSA Leadership

Officers

  • Immediate Past-President

    July 2022 – June 2024

    Michelle Ballif

    University of Georgia

  • President

    July 2022 – June 2024

    Vanessa B. Beasley

    Trinity University

  • Digital Communications Officer

    July 2020 – June 2024

    Eric Detweiler

    Middle Tennessee State University

  • Executive Director

    January 2021 – December 2024

    Leslie Dinauer

  • Transformational Justice Officer

    June 2024 – June 2027

    Theon E. Hill

    Wheaton College

  • Membership Officer

    July 2023 – June 2026

    Joshua Holman Miller

    Independent Scholar

  • Public Humanities Officer

    April 2024 – April 2027

    Matthew Pavesich

    Johns Hopkins University

  • Development Council Chair

    July 2023 – Jun 2027

    Kendall R. Phillips

    Syracuse University

  • President-Elect

    July 2022 – June 2024

    Gwendolyn Pough

    Syracuse University

  • Editor RSQ

    2024 – 2027

    Jenny Rice

    University of Kentucky

  • Director of Event Sponsorships and Ads

    January 2022 – December 2024

    Elizabethada Wright

    University of Minnesota Duluth

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Rhetoric Society of America’s Board of Directors is a group of accomplished individuals who provide leadership and direction for the organization. They bring their expertise in rhetoric and communication to ensure RSA remains a prominent community for scholars, teachers, and professionals in this field.

  • Tamika L. Carey

    University of Virginia

    July 2020 – June 2024

  • Lisa M. Corrigan

    University of Arkansas

    July 2020 – June 2024

  • Celnisha L. Dangerfield

    Transylvania University

    July 2020 – June 2024

  • Rasha Diab

    University of Texas at Austin

    July 2022 – June 2026

  • Leigh Elion

    Emory University

    September 2023 – June 2026

  • Debra Hawhee

    Pennsylvania State University

    July 2020 – June 2024

  • Jennifer LeMesurier

    Colgate University

    July 2022 – June 2026

  • Rachael McIntosh

    Northeastern University

    July 2022 – June 2026

  • Anita Mixon

    Wayne State University

    July 2022 – June 2026

  • Amy Young

    Pacific Lutheran University

    July 2022 – June 2026

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE RHETORIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Joining RSA puts you into direct contact — via this website, RSA conferences and institutes, and other RSA members-only resources — with a large and growing interdisciplinary group of scholars who share your interest in rhetoric. Members receive access to Rhetoric Society Quarterly, special rates on events, and are eligible to be nominated for RSA awards.