Anne Kretsinger-Harries


Office:445 Ross
527 Farm House Ln.
Ames IA


Courses I am Teaching:

  • SpCm 212: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • SpCm 327: Persuasion & Social Influence
  • SpCm 497: Speech Communication Capstone
  • SpCm 513: Teaching the Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • ENGL 611: Seminar in Rhetorical Theory (Public Memory)


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

Research Areas:

  • Rhetorical analysis, public address, public memory theory, public controversy, social movements, and presidential rhetoric
  • Public speaking pedagogy

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. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Second Emancipation Proclamation: Reimaging Prudence through Commemoration.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 24.3 (forthcoming, 2021).

Kretsinger-Harries, Anne C., Elizabeth Helmick*, Kate Challis*, and Ali Garib*. “Navigating Uncertainty Together: Pandemic Lessons Learned from Training New GTAs in Teaching Public Speaking.” In Joseph M. Valenzano, ed. Post Pandemic Pedagogy: A Paradigm Shift. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, forthcoming 2021.

Kretsinger-Harries, Anne C. “Teaching Public Memory through Analysis of Confederate Monument Controversies on College Campuses,Communication Teacher 35.1 (2021): 55-60.

Kretsinger-Harries, Anne C. “‘The blind remembrance’: Rhetorical Tensions in the 1962 Emancipation Proclamation Centennial.” In Randall Lake, ed. Recovering Argument: Selected Works from the 19th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation. New York: Taylor and Francis Group, 2018: 51-56.

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.

*graduate student at time of publication

Outside of the University:

I enjoy crafting, birding, exploring trails, volunteering at the Reiman Gardens, and spending time with family, friends, and my two cats.