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Dr. Carmen Heider, Associate Professor and Department Chairperson


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Office Location and Hours

A/C S125

  • Monday: 11:30 am - 12:40 pm, 1:50 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 11:20 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 11:20 pm


Penn State University, Ph.D., 2000

Texas A&M University, M.A., 1993

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.A., 1987


Communication Field Emphases


Women’s Studies



Rhetorical Criticism

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...

Dr. Heider’s interests include: knitting, rooting on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Russian kettlebells, hiking and traveling.  Some of her favorite travel destinations are Grand Canyon National Park, southern Utah (the Grand Circle), and Glacier National Park.  Dr. Heider’s main passions in life are traveling, learning and working for social justice. 


Favorite Quotes

 "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

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by mccora16 last modified Mar 02, 2015 11:20 AM

"I really appreciated the student culture in the major. Everyone was very supportive of one another and willing to take the time to share experiences and ideas."


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