Alex Rister

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

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

Alex Rister serves as Associate Department Chair for the Department of Humanities and Communication at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is currently the 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 organizational communication, business communication, as well as public speaking and presentation.

Alex's research aligns with her professional service and community volunteer work to reflect a commitment to social justice. Her research program focuses on how communication is socially constructed in order to promote social change, especially on issues important to girls and women. She is interested in the communicative elements of advocacy, awareness, and leadership for social change at the individual and organizational levels.

She is currently the President-Elect of the Junior League of Greater Orlando, a woman's civic leadership nonprofit organization, 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

  • COMD 362: Comm & Organizat'l Culture
  • COMD 460: Media Relations II
  • SPCH 219: Speech

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

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