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 holds a B.A. in English from the University of Florida, M.A. in English from the University of North Florida, and M.A. 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. 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.