Eastern Michigan University
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Keon M. Pettiway

Assistant Professor of Communication

Keon Pettiway 123 Quirk

734-487-8506

kpettiw1@emich.edu

Degrees

  • PhD - Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, 
    North Carolina State University, 2016
  • MFA - Graphic Design, East Carolina University, 2012
  • BA - Multidisciplinary Studies (Africana Studies), 
    North Carolina State University, 2005

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • African Studies Association
  • National Council for Black Studies
  • National Communication Association
  • Rhetoric Society of America

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAC 641 - Rhetorical Theory 
  • CTAC 275 - Interracial/Interethnic Communication 
  • CTAC 274 - Intercultural Communication 

Advising

  • Rachael Cash
  • Ashleigh Grimes 
  • Keith Royal
  • Hannah Senda

Biography

Website: http://www.keonpettiway.com

Dr. Pettiway joined the EMU CMTA department in Fall 2016. He focuses his teaching, scholarship, and service on rhetoric and social change, race, postcolonial identity, and design culture. His research primarily explores the following areas: social protest movements, visual rhetoric of photography, Black cultural expression, health and ecological risk, and designing public spaces for civic engagement. Pettiway is passionate about helping students acquire critical and creative skills to be change agents and advocates for social justice and equity in their respective communities. Dr. Pettiway is the co-principal investigator of the Virtual Martin Luther King project (vMLK). Recently, his work has been supported by the North Carolina Humanities Council, EMU Summer Research/Creativity Activity Award, and the EMU Faculty Research Fellowship.

The School of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344