I’m Dr. Presswood, but please call me Lanie.
I’m a professional persuasive person.
I like yoga, small dogs, gothic literature, doughnuts, and rollerblading.
But most of all, I really, really like public speaking.
Throughout four years of competition in intercollegiate speech and debate, I won one national championship, two national finalist titles, three state championships, two scholarships, and countless regional tournament awards. I have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Public Culture from Ohio University and 7 years of experience teaching communication to college students across Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. I’ve worked as an academic administrator, a speech coach, and (currently) as a higher education program specialist for a nonprofit organization.