Anne Kretsinger-Harries


Office:445 Ross
527 Farm House Ln.
Ames IA
Office Hours:Mon 1-3; Tues 11:30-12:30; Thurs 11:30-12:30; by appt.


Courses I am Teaching:

SpCm 212: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
SpCm 513: Graduate Proseminar on Teaching Public Speaking


Ph.D., Communication Arts & Sciences (Rhetorical Studies), Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Communication Arts & Sciences (Rhetorical Studies), Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Communication Studies, University of Kansas

Research Areas:

Rhetorical criticism, public address, public memory theory, public controversy, social movements, and presidential rhetoric

About My Teaching:

In the classroom, I strive to create a supportive, inclusive learning environment that fosters meaningful discussion among students from different backgrounds. I enjoy helping students develop their capacity to analyze and create multiple modes of rhetoric that will serve them in their civic and professional lives.

Recent Publications:

Kretsinger-Harries, Anne C. “‘The blind remembrance!’: Rhetorical Tensions in the 1962 Emancipation Proclamation Centennial.” In Recovering Argument: Selected Works from the 19th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation, ed. Randall Lake. New York: Taylor and Francis Group. In Press.

Kretsinger-Harries, Anne C. “Commemoration Controversy: The Harpers Ferry Raid Centennial as a Challenge to Dominant Public Memories of the U.S. Civil War,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 17.1 (2014), 67-103.

Outside of the University:

I enjoy crafting, live music, good coffee, and spending time with my spouse and our two cats, Marty and Arvo.