- Monday: 11-1
- Tuesday: 10:45-11:45
- Wednesday: by appointment
- Thursday: 10:45-11:45
- Friday: none
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II joined the College of Charleston faculty in 2004 after teaching for 3 years in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University. I am a native of Philadelphia, PA and received my Bachelor's degree from LaSalle University (go Explorers!). I received my Master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of South Florida (go Bulls!). My main areas of research and teaching interest are rhetorical theory and criticism and health communication. My primary line of research focuses on representations of health in the media. In particular, I have examined the media coverage of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, physicians in the news, and discourse on medical error. I have also conducted research on communication education. I serve as the Chair of the Kenneth Burke Society Interest Group of the Southern States Communication Association. At the College, I teach as a generalist covering classes such as Introduction to Communication Theory, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Health Communication, Communication Ethics, and Persuasion and Propaganda. I also serve as the advisor of the Xi Chi Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the student honors society of the National Communication Association. I live in Charleston with my two dogs Georgia Bone (a Rhodesian Ridgeback) and Simon (a Shelberman) and my horse Fisher (named for communication theorist Walter Fisher).
Sample Syllabi (current syllabi are uploaded on WEB-CT)
- Member: International Communication Association, National Communication Association, Southern States Communication Association, Eastern Communication Association.
- Awards: Top Paper Award, American Society of the History of Rhetoric Interest Group of the Southern States Communication Association, April 2004; Auburn Panhellenic Society Outstanding Professor; ICA/University of South Florida Graduate Teaching Award; James E. Popovitch Award.
- Sample Publication: "Classroom communication: The influence of instructor self disclosure and student evaluations." Published in Communication Quarterly. Co-author Pamela Lannutti.