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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Jumah Taweh


Office: 403 Strode Tower

Phone: 864-656-2081


Educational Background

MA Communication, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Ball State University 2014

BA Communication, Arts & Sciences
Pennsylvania State University 2010

Courses Taught

COMM 1500: Introduction to Communication
COMM 2500: Public Speaking


My background, culture and lived experience serve as the foundation for my interest in diversity, student development, and the art of communication. I was born in Liberia, West Africa, migrated to North America, and grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently, I hold the position of a Lecturer of Public Speaking, as well as, a Faculty in Residence in Holmes & McCabe communities.


My role in the following committees speak to my interest areas previously mentioned above. I serve as a member on the Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee, the Black History Month Planning Committee, and the Basic Course Committee in the Communication Department. All these experiences help to enrich not only my life, but the lives of students, faculty, staff and community members in the Clemson area.

Research Interests

Intercultural Communication, Voice and Voicelessness, Rhetorical Communication, and Intersectionality.

Research Publications

Taweh, J. (2014). Good hair and going natural: Critically examining Black hair and identity negotiation, Paper presented at the Southern States Communication Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2014

Taweh, J. (2013). Let it grow naturally: The emergence of ‘going natural’ and the rhetorical situation, Paper presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender conference, Houghton, Michigan, October 2013

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