Autumn Redcross, Ph.D.
Part-Time Faculty Member, Psychology
- Doctor of Philosophy, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Duquesne University
- Master of Science, Leadership, Duquesne University
- Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, West Chester University
- Human Capital
- Oral Communication
- Theories of Personality
- Sex, Gender & Identity Politics
- Critical Race Studies
- Sociological Foundations
- The African American Experience
Autumn Redcross, Ph.D., is a part-time faculty member of psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Point Park University. Redcross has also served as a part-time instructor at Slippery Rock University and Duquesne University. While completing her coursework at Duquesne University, Redcross served as the inaugural Gaultier Community-Engaged Teaching Fellow to the Community Engagement Teaching and Learning Center. She also trained as a Democratic Conversations Coordinator through Everyday Democracy and completed her certification as an Inside/Out pedagogy instructor. Additionally, Redcross attended the International Institute for Restorative Practices in Bethlehem, Pa., which added to her interest in democratic education, community-trauma informed engagement and restorative justice.
- Restorative Justice
- Black Existentialism
- Democratic Engagement
- Redcross, A. (forthcoming) “The Talk”: The Transference of Black Body Memory, In Logic of Racial Practices (n.p.). Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield.
- Redcross, A., (2016). Death Passes Twice. In Our Black Sons Mater: Mothers Talk About Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes (pp. 151–154). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Cole, B., & Redcross, A. (2008). African Americans in Sewickley Valley. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub.
Selected Conference Presentations
- “Black Body Memory: A Phenomenology of Narrative,” The 58th Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, October 2019.
- “Authentically Speaking: Decolonizing Public Speaking Rhetoric,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2019.
- "Alexander Hamilton and the Sankofa Effect," Pennsylvania Conference Association, September 2016.
- "Silence in the Shadow of Justice," Rhetorical Society of America conference, May 2016.
- Moderator, National Higher Education in Prison Conference, November 2015.
- “Passing in Reverse: The Transracial Identity of Rachel Dolezal,” Pennsylvania Conference Association, October 2015.
- "The Talk as Transference of Black Body Memory: Black Mother to My Black Son," Philosophy of Communication Conference, June 2015.
- Community Advisory Board: Thriving Respite, March 2019-present
- Board of Trustees, Sewickley Public Library, June 2014-June 2018
- Director, Juneteenth in Sewickley, June 2009-June 2015
- Summer Programs Manager, Sewickley Community Center, Summers 2008-2017
In the News
- "Psychology Students Engage in Advocacy-Driven Research with Abolitionist Law Center Court Watch," Wellsboro Gazette, May 25, 2023.
Point Park Features
- "Psychology Students Engage in Advocacy-Driven Research with Abolitionist Law Center Court Watch," Point Park University website, May 2, 2023.
- "Point Park University Welcomes 12 New Full-Time Faculty Members for the 2019-20 Academic Year," Point Park University website, Sept. 17, 2019.