Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month 2015

Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anita Taylor

Wednesday, March 18 | 7 p.m. | Lee Hall, room 411

taylorA well-known speaker and workshop leader in the field of communication, Dr. Anita Taylor is an expert on such topics as gender and language and communication, women as communicators, and public speaking. She has coached debate and taught at the university level for more than four decades, working since 1979 at George Mason University, where she is professor emerita of communication and a member of the women and gender studies faculty. The winner of the National Communication Association’s (NCA) inaugural Francine Meritt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication in 1991, Taylor was named the Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Science’s 1996 Communicator of the Year. She won a 2000 NCA award for distinguished service and the 2002 inaugural Feminist Teacher/Mentor Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender. Taylor recently collaborated with linguist M.J. Hardman of Making the Invisible Visible: Gender in Language on a Web publication that includes teaching and learning materials illustrating how language and gender interact to impact communication. The author of many articles and speeches, Taylor has published two editions of Speaking in Public and several editions of the popular Communicating textbook.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044; Lee Hall 211; students.umw.edu/multicultural; or via email at umwjfmc@gmail.com.