Erin L. Berry-McCrea is assistant professor for the department of Media and Communication at Saint Augustine’s University. Her research interests are aligned in Digital Sociolinguistics, Intercultural Communication, New Media, and African-American Rhetoric.
She also is doctoral candidate in the Language, Literacy & Culture (LLC) program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where she defended her dissertation in October of this year and looks forward to participating in the December 2018 Graduate School Commencement.
Erin’s dissertation research examines the role of digital talk and text identity negotiation practices in Black women undergraduates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities who are preparing for post-graduate careers. She has presented original research at several peer-reviewed conferences across the world and has been featured in Diverse Issues of Higher Education and the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
Her research interests are aligned in Language, Culture, and Communication; Social Media, African-American Rhetoric, Intercultural Communication, Womanist Standpoint, Ethics, Digital Sociolinguistics, & Interdisciplinary Mixed-Method Research Design. She is a (2017) UMBC Dresher Center for the Humanities Residential Graduate Fellow as well as a (2018-2019) National Council of Teachers of English Early Career Educator of Color Award Recipient.