June 16, 2006

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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).

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Department of Communication
College of Charleston
5 College Way, Rm. 402
phone: 843.953.7418
fax: 843.953.7037


Mailing Address:
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424-0001