Jacqueline Jones Royster

Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Member Of:
  • Ivan Allen Dean's Office
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Phone:
404-894-1728
Office Location:
Savant 171
Overview

Dr. Royster is Dean of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. She holds the Ivan Allen Jr. Dean’s Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology, and is Professor of English in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication.

A graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Royster earned an M.A. and D.A. in English from the University of Michigan. Her research centers on rhetorical studies, literacy studies, women’s studies, cultural studies, areas in which she has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters.

She is the author or co-author of four books: Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1997), Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change among African American Women (2000), Profiles of Ohio Women, 1803-2003 (2003), and Feminist Rhetorical Studies: New Horizons in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies (2012).

She is the co-editor of two books:  Double-Stitch: Black Women Write about Mothers and Daughters (1991) and Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in the Study of Race, Gender, and Culture (2005), and the editor of an anthology for college writing courses, Critical Inquiries (2003).

She was consulting writer for Writer’s Choice, a textbook series for grades 6 – 8, and co-editor of Reader’s Choice, a literature series for grades 9 – 12, both published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill.

Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2010, Royster served as Senior Vice Provost and Executive Dean of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University (OSU).

Education:
  • D.A. in English from the University of Michigan
  • M.A. in English, University of Michigan
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Digital Humanities
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
Geographic
Focuses:
  • United States
  • United States - Georgia
Issues:
  • Gender
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Communication
  • Community engagement
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Digital Humanities
  • Historiography
  • History and Memory
  • Language and Popular Culture
  • Social Movements
Courses
  • INTA-3803: Special Topics
  • LMC-4102: Senior Thesis