Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster

Jacqueline Jones Royster is former Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2010-2019) and Professor Emerita at both The Ohio State University and Georgia Tech.  Her research focuses at the intersections of the history of rhetoric, feminist studies, and cultural studies, with interests in the connections between human and civil rights, as well as in the digital humanities.  She has authored numerous articles in rhetorical studies, literacy studies, and women’s studies.  Her book publications include:  Double-Stitch:  Black Women Write about Mothers and Daughters (co-edited, 1991); Southern Horrors and Other Writings:  The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1997; 2nd edition 2016), Traces of a Stream:  Literacy and Social Change among African American Women (2000), Profiles of Ohio Women, 1803-2003 (2003); Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in the Study of Race, Gender, and Culture (co-edited, 2005); Feminist Rhetorical Practices:  New Horizons in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies (co-authored, 2012); one college textbook and two school textbook series in literature and language arts.  Recently, Dr. Royster completed a new manuscript, currently in the publication process, on nineteenth century African American women as leaders, activists, and nation-builders.  In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Royster has a long history of engagement with campus-community collaborations, best illustrated by her work as the founding CEO of Communities Who Know, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on the appreciation and celebration of community-centered knowledge as leverage for enabling collaborative solutions for sustainable communities.