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 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 public speaking and presentation as well as business communication. Her research focuses on how communication is socially constructed in order to promote social change by exploring themes such as online activism and social justice as well as health equity and civic leadership. Specific projects have focused on women’s leadership communication and human trafficking awareness. 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

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

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