- Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Georgia, 1992
Dissertation: "Lifestyle as a Dimension of Social Movement Study: Case Study of the Vegetarian Movement in the U.S."
- M.A., Communication Studies, Northern Illinois University, 1989
Thesis Title: "A Comparative Rhetorical Study: Jesse Jackson’s 1984 and 1988 Presidential Campaigns."
- B.S., Communication Studies, Berry College, 1987