Angela joined the Interactivity Foundation in the Summer of 2011, during her last year of a four-year doctoral program for Communication Studies at Ohio University. Angela is focusing primarily on less ‘texto-centric’ ways of knowing and communicating in order to incorporate marginalized voices into democratic conversations. She has recently explored how various forms of art and photography serve as vehicles for communication that transcend physical or cultural barriers to communication.
A coach and author with Ethos Leadership Group, LLC, Angela has worked with the group since her internship in 2003. She holds an M.A. in Communication Studies from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2007, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Organizational Communication at Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX, 2005.
Naturally drawn to questions of culture and context, Angela toured Italy to study Italian Renaissance art, resided in Botswana to intern at a Soap Opera that modeled positive health behaviors, and moved to the People’s Republic of China to teach Conversational English. While the photographs and experiences are splendid, her family prefers that she instruct communication classes at local colleges and universities.
Angela is undeniably a Southern girl, though she recently had a house built in West Virginia with her husband, Cam, who shares her passion for building up their community. When not working or studying, you might find her jogging on a trail, practicing vinyasa yoga, gardening, enjoying conversation over a cup of Fairly Traded coffee, trying her hand at various art and decorating projects, serving espresso at her church’s café, watching movies in her husband’s man-cave, flyfishing at Elk River, looking for a rock climbing buddy, or sitting on the porch with family.