Anita Foeman is the founder and primary investigator of the DNA Discussion Project. Foeman holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Foeman is a scholar of intercultural and organizational communication. She holds a B.A. from Defiance College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Temple University. Foeman joined the faculty of West Chester University in 1982. The DNA Discussion Project is integrated into courses she teaches in intercultural communication.