Saint Louis University
Karla Danette Scott

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Communication

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courses taught: CMM 293; CMM 432
email: scottkd@slu.edu
phone: 314-977-3635
fax: 314-977-3195
address: Xavier Hall, 315
3733 West Pine Mall
St. Louis , MO   63108
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office hours: Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


Member of the
SLU community
since 1994
Degree: Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Degree: M.A.
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Degree: B.A.
Saint Louis University

Publications: Scott K.D. (2013). Communicating across cultural borders: Dispelling stereotypes, performing competence and redefining Black womahood. Women's Studies in Communication, 36, 2.
Presentations 
and Speaking 
Engagements:
Scott, K.D, (2011) “Black folks don’t do that!: Making peace with my feminist,, vegetarian, (bit of a Buddhist) yogi self”. Paper presented at the 35th Annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication Language and Gender, Loyola University of Chicago, October 12-15, 2011 /// Scott, K.D, (2011) “Strong black womanhood and self care in Essence magazine”. Paper presented at the 35th Annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication Language and Gender, Loyola University of Chicago, October, 2011 /// Scott, K.D and Wilson, K (2010) Ways, words and the language of home: What we know and (still) don’t know about Black women’s communication. Paper presented at the 96th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, November 2010
Honors and 
Awards:
2013 Ernest A. Calloway Excellence in Teaching Award for my commitment to diversity in the classroom / 2013 Donald A Brennan Humanitarian Award for my commitment to diversity and social justice at Saint Louis University / 1995 Cheris Kramerae Outstanding Dissertation award presented by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender / 2006 Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences Chauncy E. Finch Award for Excellence in Advising
Research 
Interests:
Language, race, identity and culture / Black women's communicative practices / Culture and health in African American communities
Narrative: I am interested in exploring and understanding the various ways language, communication and cultural practices are related to gendered, racial and cultural identities.
Service:
Campus 
Activities:
Co-Chair of the SLU President's Diversity Council
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