JoAnn Miller Edwards received her M.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Mississippi in 1983. Edwards revived The University of Mississippi Forensics Program within the Trent Lott Leadership Institute in 2000. Since then, the team has garnered regional and national recognition, hosting the American Forensics Association National Tournament in 2003.
JoAnn is immediate past president of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, the national Forensics Honorary, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament.