Current Research Activities
What role has the communication imperative played in the response to the COVID-19
pandemic? How can the communication discipline best contribute to effectively responding
to the pandemic? How can we address the communicative issues raised by the pandemic
in our classes? What are the latest best practices in teaching public speaking? What
are the latest best practices in teaching and learning more generally in communication
courses? How effective are experiential learning courses such as internships and study
abroad programs in the short-term? How effective are experiential courses in the long-term?
Research Connections to Current Events
As the U.S. and the world struggle with defining the boundaries of and engaging in
civil discourse in the midst of a pandemic, my work in best practices for public speaking
and communication directly address how we can teach students to listen to others and
articulate their own thoughts.
Personal Connections to Research
My last book project led me to this topic.