Anita Foeman Professor of Communications Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Talk Title: "DNA and Identity: Changing the Conversation About Who We Are"
Thursday, October 18, 5:00 p.m.
Anita Foeman, Ph.D. is the founder and primary investigator of the DNA Discussion Project. Dr. Foeman holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Foeman is a scholar of intercultural and organizational communication. Her work examines diversity in organizations, in public speaking, and in interpersonal communication as well as identity issues for multiracial people and families. Her co-authored work on the stages of development in interracial relationships (1999) continues to be used as a template for research in the field. Her most recent work considers the relationship between DNA ancestral data and the social construction of racial identity. She holds a B.A. from Defiance College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Temple University. Dr. Foeman joined the faculty of West Chester University in 1982.