• Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University
  • M.A., St. Mary’s University
  • B.A., Baylor University


  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Argument and Debate
  • Persuasive Writing

Research Interests

  • Rhetoric
  • Advocacy
  • American Women Writers


Before Camille Langston, Ph.D., joined St. Mary’s, she worked in public relations for a not-for-profit organization; as an e-commerce business analyst for CACI and the Department of Defense; a technical writer, specializing in software documentation, for PDI, Clarke American, and several other agencies.

She decided to join St. Mary’s because of the University’s focus on liberal arts and the emphasis on teaching students to become civic-minded citizens. Langston specializes in Rhetoric and 19th-Century American women rhetors. Teaching rhetoric to students is her passion. She firmly believes students need to know how to communicate their ideas and teaches them how to be good communicators in a variety of situations and globally aware of the power of language. She teaches her classes in seminar style and uses active learning and student-centered pedagogies.

When she’s not teaching, she acts as a University servant-leader in roles including Department Chair, Honors Program Director, Faculty Academic Mentor, The Rattler Adviser, and Study Abroad Director. Langston has travelled with groups of students overseas at least ten times. She has also worked on a HACU grant with Universidad del Sagrado Corazón and a faculty grant on community-based research with Say Si.


  • How to Use Rhetoric to Get What You Want” (script) TedEd 2016.
  • “The First Year Writing Program Administrator.” (book chapter) The Promise and Perils of Writing Program Administration.  Eds. Theresa Enos and Shane Borrowman.  West Lafayette: Parlor P at Purdue U, 2008.
  • “Sarah Josepha Hale’s Rhetoric of ‘Mental Improvement’ and ‘Women’s Sphere’ in Godey’s Lady’s Book.”  (book chapter) Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace.  Eds. Earl Yarington and Mary De Jong.  Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2007.


  • St. Mary’s University Distinguished Faculty Award
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