Dr. Andrea Patterson is an assistant professor of speech in the department of Mass Communications. Her primary areas of research involve (1) communication education, (2) the basic communication course, (3) critical intercultural communication, (4) critical communication pedagogy, (5) cultural studies, (6) deliberative dialogue, (7) communication across the curriculum. Dr. Patterson's teaching interests include intercultural communication, the basic communication course, and interpersonal communication. She is a member of the National Communication Association and the Southern States Communication Association. Dr. Patterson served on the editorial board for The Basic Communication Course Annual #25 (2013) and on the nominating committee for the basic communication course division of the National Communication Association (2013). She has authored two book chapters, co-edited two customized communication textbooks, a cultural reader, presented at more than 15 scholarly conferences, and an international symposium in Brazil.
- PhD Educational Studies with a concentration in Cultural Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- MA Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- BA Speech Communication, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Developmental Education Specialist certification from the National Association of Developmental Educators and the Kellogg Institute
Research and Project Interests
- Communication Education
- Critical Intercultural Communication
- Critical Communication Pedagogy
- Deliberative Pedagogy
- Basic Communication Course
- Cultural Studies
- Communication across the curriculum
Patterson, A. (2013). Spiral of Silence. In R. Williams et. al. (Eds.), Black Star: Introduction to African American Studies. Dubuque: IA: Kendall Hunt. [in progress]
Patterson, A. (2013). Tom Slick. In R. Williams et. al. (Eds.), Black Star: Introduction to African American Studies. Dubuque: IA: Kendall Hunt. [in progress]
Patterson, A., & Ingram, E. (Eds.). (2010). Public speaking for college and career. (Customized ed. for Winston-Salem State University.) New York: McGraw Hill. Customized for the basic course.
Patterson, A., Silverthorne, R., & Shird, M. (Eds.). (2007). The Quilt: Cultural Voices (pp. 29–30). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt. Edited cultural reader to accompany the basic course and intercultural communication classes.
Patterson, A. (2006). Rebas and Cronis. A multicultural simulation model. In M. Shird, & R. Silverthorne (Eds.). Communication Voices: Instructor's Manual. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
Ingram, E., Patterson, A., Bradford, A., et al. (Eds.). (2005). Communication Voices. (Customized ed. for Winston-Salem State University.) Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.