Dr. Meade's primary focus is on the instruction of students and her greatest joy is watching her students develop and grow. She received the Halls of Excellence Teaching Award in 2001 and was nominated for teaching honors by the Student Alumni Association and Associated Student Government for three years. Dr. Meade was the 2009 Game Day Professor as voted upon by the student athletes.
Dr. Meade has edited a Fundamentals of Communication textbook and published a book chapter on Students with Disabilities as part of an online book project for NASPA. Both of her conference papers won top honors in their division at the conferences of Southern States Communication and National Communication Association. She served on the Arkansas Department of Education Committee to write core curriculum for High School Communication courses in Arkansas. Dr. Meade comes to the department after being a Walton Distinguished Fellow serving on a project of college student retention