Biography

Dr. Tawny LeBouef Tullia (she/her/hers), Associate Professor, was born and raised in very south Louisiana. She studied as an artist to earn her B.F.A. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. After earning her M.A. in English with a concentration in American literature, Dr. Tullia earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric at Texas Woman’s University.
Dr. Tullia’s research focuses on sport and rhetoric at the intersections of race and gender; as well as, building community in classroom and professional spaces using antiracist practices and theories of Beloved Community. She also works on research that focuses on the affect intuitions (connaissance and conocimiento) have on our reading practices as well as philosophies of becoming.
Dr. Tullia has published work on the importance of authenticity and building community in the classroom. That work appears in the volume On Teacher Neutrality: Politics, Praxis, Performativity, edited by Daniel Richards and published by Utah State University Press. The chapter titled “Turning Resistances into Engagement” was written collaboratively with Dr. Erika Johnson.
Dr. Tullia serves as the Dean of the Rosa Deal School of Arts and teaches courses in First-Year Composition and in the English for Corporate Communications program.

Office hours for students and faculty: Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 10:30

Curriculum Vitae

  • Dr. Tullia has published work on the importance of authenticity and building community in the classroom. That work appears in the volume On Teacher Neutrality: Politics, Praxis, Performativity, edited by Daniel Richards and published by Utah State University Press. The chapter titled “Turning Resistances into Engagement” was written collaboratively with Dr. Erika Johnson.
  • Dr. Tullia serves as the Dean of the Rosa Deal School of Arts and teaches courses in First-Year Composition and in the English for Corporate Communications program.
  • Recent courses taught: ENG 301: Rhetoric and Critical Race Theory ENG 101: Developmental Writing for Multi-Language Learners ENG 300: Topics in Rhetorical Theory ENG 470: Advanced Professional Communications for ECC Majors ENG 301: Gender and Rhetoric ENG 304: Rhetorics, Pop Culture, and Sport ENG 371: Professional Communications

Courses Taught