Teaching

Instructor of Record

Rutgers University – New Brunswick

  • Virtual Team Dynamics (2017-2018)

Course Description: Students learn to navigate workplace situations where professional success requires careful understanding and well developed communication skills. Emphasis is placed on how to build and apply these competencies to online environments and virtual interaction. The course focuses on online communication settings where interpersonal and group dynamics, knowledge and information dissemination, negotiation, and conflict resolution are vital.

  • Serious Games (2016-2017)

Course Description: This course focuses on the design and implementation of Serious Games. Game design requires creativity, organization, and managerial skills as well as insight into how the human mind works when immersed in the world of play. Theories of design are merged with practical applications to allow students to conceive of, prototype, and develop a serious game.

  • Public Speaking (2013-2014)

Course Description: This course is designed to develop student’s competency in oral communication, an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process, and the theoretical and practical requirements of different types of public presentations. The course will include instruction in speech-related topics including basic research, message composition, speech preparation, audience analysis, vocal delivery, listening, non-verbal communication, speech criticism, and the processes of communication. The course also prepares students for participation in a variety of contemporary settings of cultural and social significance.

The University of Texas at Arlington

  • Rhetoric and Composition I (2011-2012)

Course Description: This course is an introduction to college writing. It emphasizes recursive writing processes, rhetorical analysis, synthesis of sources, and argument. Students read a wide variety of texts, practice recursive writing processes, and participate in university discourses. Students will complete both informal writing assignments and formal essay projects that draw upon outside sources as well as their own experiences.

  • Rhetoric and Composition II (2011-2012)

Course Description: This is a course that builds on the skills learned in English 1301 by providing a more extensive introduction to rhetorical and argument theories. Students learn to identify a controversial issue independently, research that issue by navigating library databases, compile a bibliography of relevant sources, map the conversation surrounding the issue, and advocate their own position by developing claims supported by good reasons and evidence.  Students continue to practice recursive reading and writing processes and develop a more sophisticated awareness of context and audience.

Teaching/Instructional Assistant

Rutgers University – New Brunswick

  • Communication Theory (2016)

This course covers basic concepts, models, and theories examining the role of communication in human behavior.

  • Consumer Media Culture (2015-2016)

Course Description: This course provides a critical understanding of advertising’s role in society. It examines the history of advertising, the commercial and social aspects of the messages conveyed by ads, and the advertising industry’s influence on social relations and institutions, such as journalism. The basic orientation of the course is to study consumer media culture (advertising, public relations, and branded space) as a form unique to modern society.

  • Mediated Communication (2014)

Course Description: This course is an examination of theory and research on the nature and effects of mediated communication processes, and the social, cultural, economic, and political impact of communication technologies. Through the readings, lectures, assignments, group activities, and in-class discussions, we will explore how old and new media facilitate and change communication in various contexts.

  • Gender and Technology (2015)

Course Description: This class analyzes gender in relation to race, class, nationality, culture, religion, and sexuality in the context of technological innovation. Its focus is on fundamental concepts, the feminist critique of technoscience, and the impact of gender issues on workplace inclusiveness and equity, in a transnational and historical perspective. It examines the effects of gender on the development and use of information technologies and on gender-based electronic information preferences.

  • Introduction to Communication (2012)

Course Description: This class is designed to introduce students to major areas in the study of communication. We are all “lay” experts in communication. By the end of the course students will recognize differences between vernacular and academic approaches to communication, and will be able to apply theories of perception, the self, culture, language, nonverbal communication, mediated communication, relationships, groups, organizations, and mass communication to real life situations.