The Western States Communication Association's (WSCA) Communication and Instruction interest group recently presented Dana L. Cloud, associate professor of Communication Studies, with its "master teacher" award.
Cloud is one of two recipients who were chosen based on a nomination process. The award recognizes professors who have had a profound and positive effect on undergraduate and graduate students.
Cloud received her Ph.D. in rhetorical studies from the University of Iowa in 1992. Since then, she has served on the faculty of the UT Department of Communication Studies, where she teaches in the areas of social movements, gender and communication, rhetorical criticism, public sphere theory, Marxist theory and feminist theory.
Cloud's research interests lie in the areas of rhetoric and social movements, critique of representations of race and gender in the mass media and the defense of historical materialist theory and method in communication studies.