Building: Fine Arts, Room: A208
Campus Box: F-50
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ph.D. in Communication & Information Studies from the University of Kentucky in Lexington-2011;
- M.A. in Communication from Marshall University in Huntington, WV-1996;
- B.A. in Political Science from Marshall University in Huntington, WV-1993.
My research interests encompass interactivity, the Internet, computer-mediated-communication, empathy and cyber-bullying behavior, technology use and effects, mass media effects, and cognitive and educational psychology. My dissertation is entitled "Understanding Interactive Experiences: Perceived Interactivity and Presence with and without Other Avatars in the Online Virtual World Second Life." I am a member of the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, the Public Relations Society of America, the West Virginia Public Relations Society of America, and the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education.
My career includes a broad range of experience in the business world including working as a lobbyist, a political campaign manager, an academic seminar coordinator in Washington, D.C., a marketing research analyst, a pharmaceutical sales representative, and a medical equipment sales executive. I have been teaching college communication courses since 1994 at colleges and universities in West Virginia, Florida and Kentucky. I also served as Director of Student Services and the Writing Center at a four-year college exclusively for disabled students in Florida.
- public relations,
- public speaking,
- introduction to communication,
- interpersonal communication,
- mass communication,
- new media technology,
- business and professional communication,
- small group communication, and