Foss, Karen A. 1950–

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Foss, Karen A. 1950–

PERSONAL: Born January 26, 1950, in Portland, OR; daughter of Lyle W. and Hazel M. Foss; married Stephen W. Littlejohn (a professor and communications consultant), March 17, 1979. Education: University of Oregon, B.A., 1972, M.A., 1973; University of Iowa, Ph.D., 1976.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Communication and Journalism, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, professor 1976–93; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, professor of journalism and communication, 1993–.


(With Sonja K. Foss and Robert Trapp) Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric, Waveland (Prospect Heights, IL), 1985, 3rd edition, 2002.

(With Sonja K. Foss) Women Speak: The Eloquence of Women's Lives, Waveland (Prospect Heights, IL), 1991.

(With Sonja K. Foss) Inviting Transformation: Presentational Speaking for a Changing World, Waveland (Prospect Heights, IL), 1994, 2nd edition, 2003.

(With Sonja K. Foss and Cindy L. Griffin) Feminist Rhetorical Theories, Sage Publications (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1999.

(With Sonja K. Foss and Robert Trapp) Readings in Contemporary Rhetoric, Waveland (Prospect Heights, IL), 2002.

(With Sonja K. Foss and Cindy L. Griffin) Readings in Feminist Rhetorical Theory, Sage Publications (Thousand Oaks, CA), 2004.

(With Stephen W. Littlejohn) Theories of Human Communication, 8th edition, Thomson Wadsworth (Belmont, CA), 2005.

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