Mary Anne Taylor

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Mary Anne Taylor
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Professor Taylor is a rhetoric and gender scholar with a primary research emphasis on challenging dominant discourses of democracy and civility. Her work is published in the journal of Women and Language, American Behavioral Scientist, and several edited collections and invited manuscripts, ranging from an essay on exploring false feminism, to gendered journalism in The New York Times. Currently, Dr. Taylor has a co-authored manuscript in review with Communication Quarterly, which investigates critical rhetorical approaches to Health Communication. She has also presented her work at national, international, and regional conferences on the rhetoric(s) of gender, race, and sexuality in sports and politics. 

Dr. Taylor joined Emerson College from the Department of Management at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to teaching Strategic Communication, she was also contracted with the Texas MBA + Leadership Program and Executive Education & Ethics Center. Dr. Taylor remains affiliated with the McCombs MBA Leadership program and consults on gender and communication in organizational leadership, career management, job placement, storytelling, and networking.



B.A., University of Alabama
M.P.Aff., University of Texas, Austin
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin