Fall 2021

Section 0414 of COMM1
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Aug 30 - Dec 10 2021
Thisis a late start class. Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the days and times and in the room listed above with remaining content delivered asynchronously.Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities. All students are welcome to enroll in this class and this section will have extra support for the Lanzamiento initiative, designed to support academic achievement among Latinx and first-generation college students. Students who enroll in Lanzamiento sections have dedicated resources available to them, including: academic counseling, peer tutoring and success coaching, library support, mental health services, financial aid workshops, and opportunities to learn about transferring to a four-year university. Themes of bilingualism, transnational experiences, immigrant communities, Latinx authorship, academic scholarship, and activism are relevant to the Lanzamiento initiative. More information is available on the Lanzamiento webpage.

Section 0428 of COMM1
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Aug 31 - Dec 10 2021
This is a late start class. Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the days and times listed above with remaining content delivered asynchronously.Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities.

Section 0680 of COMM7
Intercultural Communication -- : Aug 31 - Dec 10 2021
This is a late start class. Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the days and times listed above with remaining content delivered asynchronously.Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities.

Section 1698 of COMM7
Intercultural Communication -- : Aug 30 - Dec 10 2021
This is a late start class. Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the days and times listed above with remaining content delivered asynchronously.Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities.

Section 2506 of COMM1
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Sep 01 - Dec 10 2021
Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the days and times listed above with remaining content delivered asynchronously.Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities.

Spring 2021

Section 4430 of COMM1
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Feb 04 - May 16 2021
Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the days and times listed above.Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities.

Section 4462 of COMM1
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Feb 02 - May 14 2021
This is a late start class beginning on 2/02. Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the days and times listed above remaining content will be delivered asynchronously. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities.

Section 4474 of COMM1
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Feb 04 - May 16 2021
This is a late start class beginning on 2/04. Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the days and times listed above remaining content will be delivered asynchronously. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities.es.

Section 5487 of COMM1
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Feb 02 - May 16 2021
THis is a late start class beginning on 02/02. Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the days and times listed above with emaining content delivered asynchronously. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both audio and video capabilities.

Section 6845 of COMM5
Group Discussion and Problem Solving -- : Feb 03 - May 16 2021
This is a late start class beginning on 2/03. Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the days and times listed above remaining content will be delivered asynchronously. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities.

No office hours

Education

Doctoral Candidate in Rhetoric and Public Culture with a Specialization in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.A., Communication from Northern Arizona University

B.A., Communication Studies with an emphasis in Pre-Law from Northern Arizona University

B.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish from Northern Arizona University


Academic Experience

Teaching Experience

Instructor: Santa Rosa Junior College Department of Communication Studies (August 2020-Present)

COMM 1: Introduction to Public Speaking

COMM 5: Group Discussion and Problem Solving

COMM 7: Intercultural Communication

Graduate Teaching Assistant: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Communication Studies (August 2015-May 2020)

COMM 101: Communication in the 21st Century (Instructor of Record)

COMM 202: Rhetorical Methods (Instructor of Record)

COMM 209: Public Speaking (Instructor of Record)

COMM 211: Intercultural Communication: Global Classroom (Instructor of Record)

COMM 220: Public Advocacy and Civic Engagement (Instructor of Record)

COMM 286: Business and Professional Communication (GTA)

COMM 286s: Business and Professional Communication (Instructor of Record, Online)

COMM 311: Intercultural and Intergroup Communication (Instructor of Record)

Lecturer: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women's & Gender Studies Program (Summer 2017)

WMNS 101: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies (Online)

Graduate Teaching Assistant: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women's & Gender Studies Program (Spring 2017, Spring & Fall 2018, & Spring & Fall 2019)

WMNS 101: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies (Instructor of Record)

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Northern Arizona University School of Communication (August 2013-May 2015)

CST 111: Public Speaking (Instructor of Record)

STAR Instructor: Northern Arizona University School of Communication (Summer 2014 & Summer 2015)

CST 111: Public Speaking (Instructor of Record)

The STAR Program is a bridge program for minority, first-generation, and/or economically challenged first-year students.

STAR Lab Leader: Northern Arizona University School of Communication (Summer 2013 & Summer 2014)

CST 111: Public Speaking (Supplemental Lab Leader)

The STAR Program is a bridge program for minority, first-generation, and/or economically challenged first-year students.

Teaching Assistant: Northern Arizona University Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice (August 2010-May 2011)

FS 141: Searching for Justice (a first-year seminar class on human rights)

Professional Areas of Interest

Research Interests

I specialize in interrogating the rhetoric of social protest and social movements as manifest in sport in our current socio-political context; more specifically, I examine the rhetoric of dissent as exhibited in silent protest events. My dissertation focuses on the NFL protests during the National Anthem started by Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and continuing through the 2018 NFL season. Through this dissertation, I explore the racialized rituals of identity in the NFL, Black masculinity, and the antecedent rhetorical/historical resources of Black protests. In addition to the study of the rhetoric of social protest/movements and identity in the context of sport, my research interests extend to social justice, human rights, women's rights, and film studies.

Presentations and Publications

Publications

Garcia, A. D. (2019). American patriotism’s invisible racial warrant: Repositioning Colin Kaepernick as a Black critical patriot. Conference Proceedings—National Communication Association/American Forensic Association (Alta Conference on Argumentation)-2019. [In press]


Competitive Conference Paper Presentations

National Communication Association

Foster, D. L., & Garcia, A. D. (2021, November). Encoding & decoding: Artfully modeling communication. Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S). G.I.F.T. presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Garcia, A. D. (2020, November). Looking out the window: Framing different verbal styles. Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S). G.I.F.T. presented at the virtual meeting of the National Communication Association. (Top G.I.F.T.)

Garcia, A. D., & Cooney, W. R. (2019, November). The processional hymn of Sunday Night Football: Praising the patriotic unity in “Oh, Sunday Night.” Communication and Sport Division. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD. (Top Paper)

Garcia, A. D. (2018, November). Playing with privilege: A creative way for students to unpack privilege. Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S). G.I.F.T. presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Garcia, A. D. (2018, November). Trump’s racialized rhetoric vs. the NFL’s message of unity: Trump’s construction of “the people” in the NFL’s #TakeAKnee protests. Public Address Division. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Garcia, A. D. (2017, November). An appetite for change: The materiality of Jonathan Butler’s hunger strike protest. Public Address Division. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

The National Communication Association/American Forensic Association Summer Conference on Argumentation

Garcia, A. D. (2019, August). American patriotism’s invisible racial warrant: Understanding the backlash against the NFL’s Black activist athletes. Paper presented at the meeting of the NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation, Alta, UT.

Central States Communication Association

Garcia, A. D. (2019, April). (De)Humanizing the Black male athlete: Han’s achievement doping society in the realm of football. Sports Communication Interest Group. Paper presented at the meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Omaha, NE. (Top Paper)

Garcia, A. D. (2019, April). Football Sunday in America, September 24, 2017: Theorizing iconic image events. Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group. Paper presented at the meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Omaha, NE.

Garcia, A. D. (2018, April). Negligent nipples: FEMEN’s self-objectifying protests as global media events. Communication Ethics, Activism, and Social Justice Interest Group. Paper presented at the meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI. (Top Paper)

Garcia, A. D. (2018, April). Viewing the ordinary as extraordinary: Redefining the maternal heroine’s fight against patriarchy. Media Studies Interest Group. Paper presented at the meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Garcia, A. D. (2018, April). Winning votes through entertainment value and constant disruption: The new currency of the 2016 presidential campaign. Political Communication Interest Group. Paper presented at the meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Rhetoric Society of America

Garcia, A. D. (2018, June). Pedagogy of the sympathetic: Adam Smith and Thomas De Quincey’s contributions to realizing hooks’ vision of the educational environment. Paper presented at the meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Garcia, A. D. (2018, June). The playoff of hegemonic masculinity vs. fatherhood: David Johnson’s emerging construction of fatherhood as an NFL dad. Paper presented at the meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, & Gender

Garcia, A. D. (2017, October). Human Rights Watch & Somali sexual assault survivors combating the dark side of organizing: Problematizing the culture-centered approach to organizing change. Paper presented at the meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, & Gender, Omaha, NE.

The Conflict Conference

Baldoccchi, T., Diagostine, A., Garcia, A., & Rodriguez, L. (2014, April). Why universities need student ombudsmen: A student’s perspective. Paper presented at the meeting of the University of Texas Project on Conflict Resolution, Austin, TX.

Western Social Science Association

Garcia, A. D. (2014, April). The status of crisis communication research. Human Communication Division. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Booth, K., Garcia, A., and Rogers, C. (2014, April). The theoretical culture of poverty: Counteracting “the American nightmare” with positive discourse. Human Communication Division. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Garcia, A. D. (2013, April). Sandra Day O'Connor: A rhetorical analysis of her post Supreme Court judicial advocacy. Human Communication Division. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Denver, CO.

Garcia, A. D. (2013, April). A generic criticism of presidential speeches after national shooting incidents. Human Communication Division. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Denver, CO.


Honors and Awards

Awards

  • Recipient of the Benson-Campbell Dissertation Research Award, Public Address Division, National Communication Association (2020)
  • University Honors Program Academic Achievement Award, Northern Arizona University (2013)
    • One of two graduating Honors seniors recognized for outstanding academic achievement and accomplishments as a NAU Honors student.
  • Gold Axe Award, Northern Arizona University (2013)
    • Recognized for outstanding achievements and distinguished service to the university and the greater community.

Top Paper/G.I.F.T. Recognition

  • Top Twelve G.I.F.T., Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S), National Communication Association (2020)
  • Top Student Paper, Communication and Sport Division, National Communication Association (2019)
  • Top Student Paper, Sports Communication Interest Group, Central States Communication Association (2019)
  • Top Four Paper, Communication Ethics, Activism, and Social Justice Interest Group, Central States Communication Association (2018)