Damariye Smith

Damariye Smith

PhD Graduate Student, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

Phone
(901) 678-2565
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Office
212 Art and Communication Building 3715 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38152
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About 

Damariyé L. Smith, was born and raised in the Bay Area (northern California).  His research interests are primarily focused in the rhetorical tradition, specifically in the context of African American studies, Higher Education and Education policy in the United States. Other research areas of interest in include film criticism, leadership, organizational communication and communication theory. I am also an active member in the National Communication Association, Western States Communication Association as well as Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

His  personal interests include working with disadvantaged and first generation college students, mentoring, leadership development, cooking, spending time with my daughter, and our family, and playing as well as officiating basketball.

Education

MA, Communication Studies California State University, Sacramento
BA, Communication Studies (Mass), California State University, Sacramento

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Alumnus award. Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program at California State University, Sacramento
Academically Related Activities (ARA) grant.Office of Academic Affairs at California State University, Sacramento
Student Academic Development (SAD) grant. Office of Academic Affairs at California State University, Sacramento
Graduate Equity Fellowship. Office of Graduate Studies at California State University, Sacramento.
Certificate of Academic Excellence. Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program at California State University, Sacramento.

Research

African American Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Education policy, Rhetoric of Higher Education

Publications

Smith, D. (2017). "His Airness" in response to social turmoil: an Afrocentric analysis of Michael Jordan's open letter on contemporary social justice crisis. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association annual convention, Rhetoric and Public Address Division. Salt Lake City, UT.

Smith, D. (2016). Mandela's use of Apologia: A rhetorical analysis of Nelson Mandela's speech. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association annual convention, Rhetoric and Public Address Division. San Diego, CA.

Smith, D. (2015). Declining Interest in BGLOs. Paper presented at the CSU, Sacramento's ""Annual Provost Student Research showcase"". Sacramento, CA.

Smith, D. (2015). Communication in Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Paper presented at the Office of Graduate Studies' ""Graduate Research Interaction Day"", Sacramento, CA. "

Teaching

Freshmen seminar. Educational Opportunity Program's Learning Community program at California State University, Sacramento