Cynthia Haynes was recently named director of the rhetorics, communication, and information design Ph.D. program in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University.
Haynes, the outgoing director of first-year composition in the department of English, was chosen to lead the Ph.D. program in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities after a nationwide search.
Haynes succeeds longtime RCID Director Victor J. Vitanza, who is retiring.
Haynes joined the Clemson faculty in 2006. She previously held teaching appointments at the IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the University of Texas at Dallas. She also taught at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in German and a master’s and Ph.D. in the humanities.