November 7, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas is an associate professor of Communication and coordinator of African American Studies at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. She is the author of two books addressing different aspects of women and race: Marching as to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women’s Experiences in the Gulf Wars (University Press of America, 2014) and Sistah MC Droppin’ Rhymes with a Beat: Rap, Rhetoric, and Resistance (VDM Verlag Publications, 2009).
In 2011, she served as the Chair of the Feminist and Women Studies Division of the National Communication Association. She also has a connection to Christian interests, having earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from Regent University and authoring a chapter in a book about Southern gospel music.
Dr. Desnoyers-Colas had a distinguished fifteen-year military career as a Major in the U.S. Air Force. She is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, in which she worked as a Public Affairs Officer in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.