Alisha Solan, PhD
Alisha Solan, PhD, has taught Communication Studies courses at the college level for many years at such institutions as Texas A & M University, Southwestern University, and St. Edward’s University in Texas. She joins the USD Communication Studies Department in the Fall of 2012. Solan’s specialties emphasize Performance Studies from a Communication perspective.
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Communication Studies M.A., Eastern Michigan University, Theatre and Communication B.A., Muskingum University, double major in Education and Theatre
Scholarly and Creative Work
Solan’s research interests are multi-disciplinary and include health communication and women’s health, body and discourse, expressive movement, the 19th century Delsarte movement, performance and identity, and learning communities. She has presented a top competitive paper at NCA, and directed or performed in numerous performance pieces. Most recently, Solan is co-author of Powerful Learning Communities.
Solan currently teaches Human Communication Theory and Interpersonal Communication. She has also taught courses in Performance of Literature, Gender Communication, Health Communication, Family Communication, and Critical Thinking in Small Groups.