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Deborah Clark Vance earned a Ph.D. from Howard University in Intercultural Communication and served as Assoc Prof. and Chair of the Dept of Comm & Cinema at McDaniel College. She has published in anthologies, textbooks, peer-reviewed academic journals, radio and magazines; presented papers at numerous conferences; and worked on an educational TV series. Her Baha’i related papers - including her dissertation about how Baha'is manage to forge a unified identity out of their diverse identities --can be found at Baha’i Library online. She retired in 2016 to pursue other interests including writing, and published a widely available literary novel, “Sylvie Denied,” in Feb. 2021 (available here)