Kennesaw State University

Kami Anderson

Kennesaw State University
Associate Professor
Dr. Kami J. Anderson is an Associate Professor in the department of Digital Writing and Media Arts. Dr. Anderson received her PhD in Intercultural Communication from Howard University in Washington, DC in 2007. She published her dissertation entitled, The Shifting Character of Social and Ethnic Identity among Black American Sojourners as a monograph in 2009. Dr. Anderson received a BA in Spanish from Spelman College and a MA in International Communication and Cultural Anthropology from the American University in Washington, DC. At Kennesaw State University she teaches Public Speaking, International Communication, Cross-cultural Communication and Oral Communication for International Students, Small Group Communication, Media, Culture and Society, Honors Interpersonal Communication and Business Communication. In August of 2014, she was selected to serve as the Assistant Director for the University Honors Program for the university. Dr. Anderson is a former ISEE (Institute for Scholarship in Engineering Education) fellow (2006) and has written collaborative papers on communication in the engineering classroom. She is also an Edward Alexander Bouchet Honors Scholar, a program designed to recognize the scholarly achievements of graduate students and alumni of Howard and Yale Universities. She has published extensively in both English and Spanish in scholarly and trade journals as well as in national US news publications. Dr. Anderson’s primary research focuses on the construction of identity with bilingualism and the current state of social identity. She has recently published a chapter, “Multiplying the Others from the Margins: Experiences of a Black, Female, Junior Faculty Member in a Non-STEM Discipline at a STEM Institution” in the edited volume, Still Searching for Our Mother’s Garden (Niles and Gordon, 2011). She is currently completing the book, Look Mamí! El fish es over ya!: Choosing to be a bilingual family for Lexington Press with a scheduled release date of Fall 2015. She is currently member of the National Communication Association (NCA), National Collegiate Honors Council, Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society, The Organization for African American Linguists and the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.

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