Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Programs / American Studies: Program Faculty

Anne Richards

Coordinator, Peace Studies Program
Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
English Building (EB 440), Room 171
Phone: 470-578-2038


Associate Professor

Teaching at Kennesaw State since 2004  

Education:  Ph.D., Iowa State University, Rhetoric and Professional Communication, M.A., Iowa State University, Teaching English as a Second Language, B.A., Grinnell College, Religious Studies  

Specializations:  Cultural Studies, Islam in America, Professional and Technical Writing, Rhetoric, Peace Studies, Immigration Studies, Digital Culture, Visual and Document Design

Typical Courses Taught: Technical Writing (WRIT 3140), Writing for Digital Environments (WRIT 3150); and Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies, e.g., Writing the Spiritual Memoir (ENGL 3230/PAX 3780) and Theories of Nonviolence (PAX 3600)

Publications: Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, Powers (edited with Iraj Omidvar), Palgrave 2014; Muslims and American Popular Culture (two volumes edited with Iraj Omidvar), Praeger 2014; Complex Worlds: Digital Culture, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication (edited with Adrienne Lamberti), Baywood Technical Communication Series 2010; Writing the Visual: A Practical Guide for Teachers of Composition and Communication (edited with Carol David), Parlor Press 2005

Other: With Adrienne Lamberti, Anne edits the series “Engineering Transformation: Conflict, Crisis, Adaptation” for John Wiley and Sons. Anne was a Fulbright teaching fellow with the University of Sfax, Tunisia from 2006–2007; a Fulbright ambassador from 2010–2013; and a Fulbright specialist with the University of Mindanao, Philippines in 2014. In 2013, she served as the local project scholar for a National Endowment for the Humanities project exploring Islam in America, a grant received by the KSU Sturgis Library and the KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education.  




Ph.D., Iowa State University
B.A., Grinnell College
M.A., Iowa State University

American Studies Faculty