Catherine Langford joined the Department of Communication Studies in August of 2004 as an assistant professor. She received tenures and promotion to associate professor in 2010. She received her Ph.D. in Communication Arts and Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University, and her B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University.|
Dr. Langford is a rhetorical scholar interested in legal and political discourses. Her research primarily focuses on the nexus between constitutional interpretation and federalism. Thus, she frequently examines legal opinions, statutory laws, and political discourse. She also studies the memorialization of legal and public texts and the practice of service learning in social justice contexts. She has published her work in Argumentation & Advocacy; Communication Law Review; Free Speech Yearbook; The Rhetorical Presidency of George H.W. Bush; Public Memory, Race, and Ethnicity; and American Voices. She teaches courses in rhetorical theory and criticism, public address, social movements, political campaigns, argumentation, persuasion, and rhetoric and the law.