Dr. Carmen Heider, Professor and Department Chairperson
Penn State University, Ph.D., 2000
Texas A&M University, M.A., 1993
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.A., 1987
Communication Field Emphases
Rhetoric of the U.S. Women’s Movement
African American Civil Rights Rhetoric
Gender and Discourse
Advance Public Speaking
Honors Ethics Seminar
Introduction to African American Studies
Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at Taycheedah Correctional Institution
Tanzania Study Abroad
Greece Study Abroad
More About Dr. Heider...
Stemming from my background in rhetoric and my interest in social movements and activism, I have analyzed archival texts from woman suffrage movement and I have interviewed incarcerated women to learn more about their life experiences.
I also love to explore new places and hike - some of my favorite travel destinations are Grand Canyon National Park and Glacier National Park. I enjoy rooting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers (volleyball and football) and the Packers, but I am most passionate about traveling, learning, and working for social justice.
"You get to know things better when they go by slow." Frank Orrall
"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." Author unknown