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Rebecca Steiner

Rebecca Steiner

Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences


  1. B.A., Art History and Communication Studies, Missouri State University, 2012
  2. M.A., Art History, University of Florida, 2014
  3. M.A., Communication Studies, Wake Forest University, 2016
  4. Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Georgia, 2020

Rebecca Steiner’s research focuses on vaccine hesitancy and persuasion. She is particularly interested in the rhetoric of relative risk and conspiracy discourse. Her research has appeared in the Atlantic Journal of Communication, the National Journal of Speech and Debate, the Journal of Communication and Religion, among others.  She has taught a variety of undergraduate courses, such as communicating in digital environments, political campaign communication, public speaking, rhetorical criticism, and speech & debate. She previously coached the debate team at the University of Florida, Wake Forest University, and the University of Georgia. She is the 2020 recipient of the annual Debate Critic of the Year award for the Southeast.