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Research

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  • Curriculum Design, Effective Communication Practices, Leadership Development, Decolonization, rhetoric, discourse

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Teaching

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  • COMM 2400 - Discourse, Culture and Identities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Considers how communication is central to constructing who people are and examines social controversies related to talk and identities. Students learn to analyze and understand discourse, defined as everyday talk and conversation, through the practice of discourse analysis.
  • COMM 3310 - The Craft of Argument
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
  • COMM 3740 - Qualitative Communication Research Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021
    Learn to collect and analyze qualitative data (interviews, observations, focus groups) in order to answer research questions about communication and society. Focuses on research that investigates meaning, understanding, process, and interpretation in order to enhance our knowledge of human interaction. Recommended prerequisites: COMM 1210 and COMM 1600.
  • COMM 4220 - Senior Seminar: Functions of Communication
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Topical seminar on the functions of communication across interpersonal, group, organizational, and public contexts. Reviews current theory and research on topics such as communication and conflict, persuasion, and ethical dimensions of communication practices.

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