Newsmaker: Pat Arneson
Noteworthy: Arneson and a co-author, David Dewberry of Rider University, were awarded the National Communication Association's Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression. The article they wrote examined freedom of expression from 1969 to 2006 and appeared in the 2010 edition of “The Free Speech Yearbook.”
Residence: Allison Park
Occupation: Associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies at Duquesne University
Education: Bachelor's degree in speech communication, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., 1983; Master's in philosophy of communication, Southern Illinois University, 1984; Ph.D. in rhetoric and public address, Ohio University, 1987.
Background: Interested in communication and free-speech issues ever since high school, Arneson studied the role of speech and communication in social movements and correcting injustices. Her recently finished book, “Communicative Engagement and Social Liberation: Justice Will be Made,” examined cases such as the founding of the NAACP, or women's roles in fighting lynchings of black men in the South.
Quote: “Instead of being interested in politicians — and they can be interesting — I'm interested in citizens and how we have to take responsibility for change. We're quick to point out injustice, but we have to work to make justice.”
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