Faculty Experts - Teresa A. Nance, Ph.D.

Teresa A. Nance, Ph.D.


Teresa A. Nance, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer
Associate Professor

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Area of Expertise:

  • African-American Rhetoric
  • African-American Performance
  • Diversity in Higher Education
  • Professional Presentation


The need to improve human interaction by developing communication skills that display sensitivity to cultural, racial and ethnic diversity has never been greater than it is today. With her dual specializations in interpersonal communication and multicultural affairs, Dr. Nance is an expert in African-American rhetoric and performance, as well as a good source for information on impression management, conflict resolution, cultural diversity and interpersonal communication.


  • Ph.D., Temple University
  • M.S., Emerson College
  • B.S., Emerson College

Selected Publications

  • Nance, T. and Foeman, A., "Statue or Statement Reflections on the Debate about Building a Statue in Honor of Fallen 9-11 NYC Firefighter," Our Voices, Mayfield Publishing, 2003.
  • Foeman, A. and Nance, T., "Building New Cultures, Reframing Old Images: Success Strategies of Interracial Couples," The Howard Journal of Communications, 13:3, 237-249; 2002.
  • Foeman, A. and Nance, T., "From Miscegenation to Multiculturalism: Perceptions and Stages of Interracial Relationship Development," Journal of Black Studies 29:4540-557, 1999.
  • Nance, T. and Foeman, A., "On Being Biracial In the United States," Reading in Cultural Contests, CA: Mayfield Publishing 53-62, 1997.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Visiting Professor of Speech, Temple University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Instructor, Speech Communication, Temple University
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Alabama

Selected Research

  • Prevention Specialist Training Evaluation, Corporate Alliance for Drug Education, Philadelphia, PA, Qualitative Investigator.
  • Survey of African-American Athletes, Villanova University Athletic Department, Qualitative Investigator.
  • Living Will Project, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems Pastoral Care Dept., Qualitative Investigator.
  • State of Delaware Teen Pregnancy Study, Doble and Associates, Dover, Delaware, Qualitative Investigator.

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