Erica C. Tachoir, PhD

Coordinator, Career Services
Internship Coordinator, Communications
Office Phone: 412-675-9117
Office Location: Crawford Building 105
Mailing Address:
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132

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Career Service Information

Erica Clarke-Tachoir coordinates Career Services and serves as the Internship Coordinator for the Communications degree program.  She is a certified DiSC Behavioral Analyst and a graduate of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Management Leadership Institute.

Erica was a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow while completing her PhD in Communication and Rhetoric at The University of Pittsburgh.  Her dissertation is entitled Minstrelsy in Black and White:  Blackface in American Newspapers, 1860 - 1910.  This book explores Blackface Minstrelsy as an entertainment medium in American culture and the role that newspapers played in transmitting the racial ideologies connected to the performances.




Research Interests
public speaking, intercultural communication, American Blackface Minstrelsy, representation of race and racism in media and public relations