Teaching

I enjoy teaching classes that combine my past professional experience and current research interests. See my course history below.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Fall 2019

COMM 3668: Intercultural Communication

This course examines the role of intercultural communication in organizational contexts and the attendant effects on the creation and transmission of cultural consciousness, knowledge, tradition, and practices.

Spring 2020

COMM 3333: Crisis Communication

This course provides students with a hands-on, real-world, theory-driven ability and knowledge of how to handle crises effectively. The course focuses on how to understand crisis communication and how media affects marginalized groups in society. In addition, students learn how to communicate their organization or client and how to communicate when dealing with a terrified or angry public.

Summer 2020

COMM 2331: Strategic Communication Principles

This course introduces students to the general field of strategic communication from a business perspective, with an emphasis on integrated marketing communications, message design, and advertising. The course covers a wide-range of theory, practice, and research methods associated with strategic communication.

Summer 2020

COMM 3558: Social Media

This course functions to help students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about social media and understand the ways in which social media influence individuals, groups, and society.

Summer 2021

COMM 1100: Communication in Society

This course discusses the nature of scientific theory in general and communication theory in particular. It provides an overview of some of the major theories guiding our understanding of communication in various contexts (e.g., interpersonal, group, political, organizational, intercultural, mass mediated). The course focuses on theories that can be tested using the scientific method. All theories are critiqued using specific criteria and standards. When possible, theories are applied to real-world communication contexts.

Spring 2022

COMM 3558: Social Media

This course functions to help students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about social media and understand the ways in which social media influence individuals, groups, and society.

Instructor

Fall 2020

COMM 3160: Research Methods

This course provides an overview of quantitative research methods as they apply to communication research. Students will gain an understanding of how to conduct research, as well as hands-on experience with data collection and data analysis.

Spring 2021

COMM 3163: Industry Research Methods

This course introduces students to traditional and state-of-the-art methods and how they can be used to answer questions in communication industry.

Fall 2021

COMM 3163: Industry Research Methods

This course introduces students to traditional and state-of-the-art methods and how they can be used to answer questions in communication industry.

Summer 2022

COMM 3440: Mass Communication and Society

This course begins with an introduction to the basics of media psychology, including the scientific methods used to test claims about the effects of mass media on individuals. We then consider the psychological mechanisms through which media effects are thought to occur before examining the contexts in which these effects are stronger, weaker, or non-existent. Ongoing class assignments will push students to consider how the realities of media effects can be communicated to mass audiences in ways that are practical, accurate, and devoid of fearmongering.

Fall 2022

COMM 3442: Violence in Media and Violence in Society

This course examines the causes, consequences, and cures of human aggression and violence. We discuss how aggression and violence are defined and measured, aggression theories, individual risk factors, contextual risk factors, protective factors, and aggression targets. We also examine violent media research in detail and discuss how to reduce anger, aggression, and violent media effects.

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