Alex Rister

Assistant Professor of the Practice, College of Arts & Sciences; Associate Department Chair, English, Humanities and Communication; Associate Program Chair, B.S. in Communication
Department of English, Humanities & Communications
Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences
Worldwide campus

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Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM EST and by appointment

Alex Rister serves as Discipline Chair of Communication and Assistant Professor with the Department of English, Humanities, and Communication at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide’s College of Arts and Sciences. She also serves as the Associate Program Chair of the Bachelor of Science in Communication degree and Interim Director for the Virtual Environment for Communication: Teaching, Outreach, and Research (VECTOR).

Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida, a Master of Arts in English from the University of North Florida, and a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Central Florida. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida. 

With over 10 years of higher education experience, Alex's primary teaching interests include public speaking and presentation as well as business communication. Her research focuses on qualitative research methods related to critical-cultural approaches to communication. She is especially interested in human trafficking awareness. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Greater Orlando and volunteers in the community to raise awareness of human trafficking.


  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Communication, University of Central Florida
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in English, University of North Florida
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Florida
  • A.A. - Associate of Arts in Communications and Journalism, Chipola College

Florida Communication Association, National Communication Association, Southern States Communication Association 

2019 Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow at the University of Central Florida