Dr. Nancy F. Burroughs

Education

Ed. D - 5/1990

Joint degree in Communication Studies and Curriculum and Instruction Dissertation:
The Relationship of Teacher Immediacy and Compliance-resistance with Learning

M. A. - 12/1986

Communication Studies (Organizational Communication) California State University,
Sacramento - Thesis: A Typology of College Student’s Compliance-resistance Techniques

B. A. - 8/1984

Rhetoric and Communication University of California, Davis

Honoraries and Awards

Master Teacher Award, WSCA, 1996 
Golden Key National Honor Society, 1990-91
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 1988 
Outstanding Young Women in America, 1988
College of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Teaching Fellow, WVU, 1988-1990
Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher of the Year Award, ICA 1987

 

Nancy Burroughs
Contact Information

Office: DBH 128

Email: NBurroughs@csustan.edu

Phone: (209)-667-3271 or 3371

Fax: (209)667-3525

Teaching and Related Experience

2009-present - Professor and Department Chair, Department of Communication Studies

2011-present - Co-Director, University Honors Program

Spring 2011 - Associate Dean (Team of 3), College of Humanities & Social Science

2004-2009- Associate Professor with Tenure*/Assistant to the Chair 2004-2005 

2000-2004 - Assistant Professor – Tenure Track

Spring-Summer 06 - Visiting Scholar of Intercultural Communication 
Intercultural Communication Institute, Portland, OR Also have assisted with the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication since summer 1994, Portland, Oregon

Summer-Fall 2005 - Chair/Professor of the School of Communication 
Spalding University, Louisville, KY 
School of Communication/ School of Business

1999-2000 - Family Leave of Absence/Volunteer Consultant and Trustee 
Valley Montessori School (Preschool-8th grade), Livermore, CA Served as a Trustee on the Board, Co-chair of the building committee and Community liaison. Provided in-service training, meeting facilitation, developed and coordinated a team building enrichment program for 6th-8th graders and other administrative and classroom duties as needed.

1998-1999 - Visiting Lecturer
California State University, Stanislaus Department of Communication Studies

1997-1999 - Visiting Assistant Professor & Program Director 
Chapman University – Northern California Academic Centers Department of Organizational Leadership & Human Resources Program Director Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of the graduate & undergraduate programs: including program planning, recruiting & advising of students; recruiting & selecting of faculty, staff and program coordinators; supervising and evaluating faculty; marketing & advertising; curriculum development; community relations; preparation and publication of the course/teaching schedule; serve as a liaison to the Orange (main) campus; perform periodic program evaluations, planning and recommending program operation budget needs, equipment and facilities; and worked closely with lead Administrators.

1996-1997 - Family Leave of Absence

1992-1996 - Assistant Professor 
Mills College, Oakland, CA 
Department of Dramatic Arts and Communication

1990-1992 - Assistant Professor 
California State University, Long Beach 
Department of Speech Communication

Spring 1990 - Adjunct Faculty – Part-time
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
School of Pharmacy

1989-1990 - Lecturer – Part-time
Fairmont State College, Morgantown, WV
Department of Speech Communication

1987-1990 - Graduate Teaching Assistant – Part-time
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Department of Communication Studies

Spring 1987 - Instructor – Part-time 
American River Community College, Sacramento, CA
Department of Speech Communication

1985-1987 - Lab Instructor/Coordinator/Lead Facilitator of the Basic Course – Part-time
California State University, Sacramento
Department of Communication Studies

Teaching Responsibilities

Teaching Evaluations
Course Evaluations, regardless of class size have been consistently at or above department/college norms at CSU Stanislaus, Spalding, University, Chapman University, Mills College, CSU Long Beach, West Virginia University, Fairmont State University and CSU, Sacramento.

Courses Taught (Class size: 3-250+)
 

Undergraduate

Intercultural Communication

Team Building/Group Dynamics

Leadership Theory/Ethics

Introduction & Advance Interpersonal Communication

Public Speaking 

Introduction to Human Communication (Survey)

Communication Theory & Research 

Introduction & Advance Organizational Communication

Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

Communication in Business & Industry

Small Group Discussion

Interpersonal Communication in Pharmacy

Nonverbal Communication

Co-op Education/ Practicum Supervision

Theories of Persuasion

Independent & Directed Study Supervision

Communication Research Methods

Senior Seminar (Thesis/Projects)/Action Research

Gender Communication

 Communication Internships

Communication Criticism & Analysis 

Communication in Global Organizations

Journalism/Radio Laboratory 

Intercultural Communication – fully online & Hybrid

Graduate

Foundations of Organizational Leadership 

Leadership and Team Development

Developing Leadership Competencies

Seminar in Organizational Dynamics

Communication in the Classroom 

Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research

Media in Communication and Education

Communication in the Educational Organization

Effective Comm. Skills for Women In Org.

Gender and Diversity Communication in the Workplace

Thesis & Dissertation Development

Leadership in Action Practicum (Future Leaders)

 
Curriculum Development:

CSU Stanislaus: new courses – Senior Communication Capstone, Communication for Leadership, Communication in Global & Multinational Organizations, Organizational Communication, Communication Practicum, Crossing Cultures Through Experiential Tools (proposed) Instructional Communication and Training Design (proposed), and Communication for Non-native and Apprehensive Speakers (proposed).
Chapman University: new courses - Communication Skills for Leaders, Multicultural Organizations: Gender and Diversity in organizations (Cultural Heritage I course)
Mills College: new courses - Interpersonal Communication, Gender Communication and Intercultural Communication (Cultural Core Course). Revised courses: Organizational Communication, Theories of Persuasion, Presentational Speaking, and Senior Seminar.

Course Directed (multiple-sections)

  • Curriculum Head, “Intercultural Communication,” California State University, 2000-present, taught and directed more than 15+ sections of the course per year. Currently teaching course online & hybrid.
  • Basic Course Director, "Nonverbal Communication," West Virginia University. Taught and directed 4 mass lecture (125+ students) sections of the course. 1989-1990
  • Basic Course Coordinator, "Interpersonal Communication," West Virginia University. Taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants for over 15 sections of the course. 1988-1989.
  • Basic Course Supervisor, "Public Communication," West Virginia University. Taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate teaching assistant for 8 sections of the course. 1988-1989.
  • Lab Coordinator, "Presentational Speaking for Business and Industry," California State University, Sacramento. Taught, coordinated, and assisted in supervision of graduate teaching assistants for over 20 sections of the course. 1986-1987.

Career Related Experience

  • Consultant- Serve as an organizational consultant to various private and public organization, including SWAT analysis, 360 Performance Reviews, Special Events Conference Planning & Promotions and Leadership Training. Clients have included MITRE Corporation, City of Riverbank, National University, Tulare County, CSUS College of Business, CSUS Drama Department, Kick-N-Spur Ranch, Wadsworth Publishing, Modesto Police, Great Valley Center, The Modesto Bee & The Intercultural Communication Institute/Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication.
  • Program Assistant for the Agriculture in the Classroom Program California Farm Bureau Federation, Sacramento, 1987. Planned, developed and implemented instructional programs.
  • Research Assistant California State University, Sacramento, Summer 1986. Collected, coded and analyzed survey data.
  • Public Relations Personnel Lead Oakwood Lake Resort, Manteca, CA 1986. Completed monthly in-house marketing analysis, published weekly newsletter contacted various media agencies, and planned group activities.
  • Graduate Assistant/Outreach and Admissions Counselor California State University, Sacramento 1985-1986. School College Relations-counseled new/transfer students and assisted in career planning.
  • Personnel Administrative Assistant USDA, Soil Conservation Service, Davis, CA 1982-1985 Planned, scheduled and evaluated statewide training programs. Assisted in affirmative action, employee classification, employee benefits and personnel processing.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Burroughs, N. F. (2008). Raising the question #10- Non-native speakers of English: What more can we do? Communication Education, 57 (2), 289-295.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2008). Looking in and looking out: Perceptions of misbehaviors in conventional and distance education classrooms. Faculty Voices: Sharing Our Philosophies of Teaching, VI, 23-26.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2007). A reinvestigation of the relationship of teacher nonverbal immediacy and student compliance-resistance with learning. Communication Education, 56 (4), 453-475.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2007). The influence of culture and communication apprehension on oral communication competency. Faculty Voices: Sharing Our Philosophies of Teaching, V, 12-15.
  • Burroughs, N., Marie, V., & McCroskey, J.C. (2003). Relationship of self-perceived communication competence and communication apprehension with WTC: A comparison with first and second languages in Micronesia. Communication Research Reports, 20(2), 230-239
  • Burroughs, N. F., & Marie, V. (1999). Speaking in English scares me: A cross-cultural comparison of native and non-native communication orientations in Micronesia. Delta Views, 1(1), 24-33.
  • Burke, K., Burroughs-Denhart, N., & McClish, G. (1994). Androgyny and identity in gender communication. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 80, 482-497.
  • Burroughs, N. F., & Marie, V. (1991). Communication orientations of Micronesian and American students. Communication Research Reports, 7(2).
  • McCroskey, J. C., Burroughs, N. F., Daun, A., & Richmond, V.P. (1990). Correlates of quietness: Swedish and American perspectives. Communication Quarterly, 38(2), 127-137.
  • Burroughs, N. F., Christophel, D. M., Ady, J. C., & McGreal, E. A. (1989). Top published authors in communication 1915-1985. ACA Bulletin, 67, 37-45.
  • Burroughs, N. F., Kearney, P., & Plax, T. G. (1989). Compliance-resistance in the college classroom. Communication Education, 38(3), 214-229.
  • Sorensen, G., Plax, T. G., Kearney, P., & Burroughs, N. F. (1988). Developing coding systems for explicating teacher compliance-gaining messages. World Communication, 17, 241-251.

Book Reviews

  • Burroughs-Denhart, N. F. (1994). Book Review [Review of Women making meaning Feminist Directions in communication]. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 80(3), 378-379.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (1989). Book Review [Review of Teachers and Classroom Communication]. Communication Education, 38(4), 395-396.

Books

  • Burroughs, N. F., Kearney, P., Plax, T. G., & DeFleur, M. L. (1993). Instructor's manual and test bank to accompany mastering communication in contemporary America. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. 1-??
  • Burroughs, N. F., Kearney, P., Plax, T. G., & DeFleur, M. L. (1993). Instructor's manual and test bank to accompany fundamentals of Human Communication. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. 1-??
  • Burroughs, N. F. (1989). Communication in the Classroom: A workbook and study guide. West Virginia University: Morgantown

Manuscripts Currently Under Review

  • Burroughs, N. F. & Liu, X. Can you hear me now? Listening to the voices of adult and non-traditional students as they balance the load they carry as compared to traditionally aged students on our college and university campuses and in our classrooms. Manuscript submitted to the National Communication Association for 2011.
  • Marie, V. & Burroughs, N. F., A narrative exploration of cultural identity and social interactions In India. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Liu, X & Burroughs, N. F. The effects of social network sites on perceived social support. Manuscript submitted to the International Communication Association, for 2011.

Manuscript Being Revised For Publication Submission

  • Burroughs, N. F. & Liu, X. Taking a closer look at first generation nontraditional nonnative speakers of English: The influence of culture and communication apprehension on oral communication competency.
  • Warnick, A. Archie’s Story…From New York to Boston: The War Years 1942-1946. Story dictated by Archie l. Warnick. Manuscript/oral history being edited for a book. I am the Senior Editor.

Non-refereed Publications (newsletter or magazine)

  • Burroughs, N. F. (2008, January). Message from the UCUS Chair Nancy Burroughs. Undergraduate College and University Section and Small College Interest Newsletter.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2008, July). A Message from the UCUS Chair. Undergraduate College and University Section and Small College Interest Newsletter. Burroughs, N. F. (2007 Fall). Message from the Program Planner. Undergraduate College and University Section and Small College Interest Newsletter.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2006, December). Call from the Program Planner Undergraduate College and University Section and Small College Interest Newsletter.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2005, December). UCUS Minutes. Undergraduate College and University Section and Small College Interest Newsletter.

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Burroughs, N. F. & Liu, X, (2011, November). Can you hear me now? Listening to the voices of adult and non-traditional students as they balance the load they carry as compared to traditionally aged students on our college and university campuses and in our classrooms. Paper to be presented at the National Communication Associations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Liu, X. & Burroughs, N. F. (2011, November). The effects of social network site use on perceived social support. Paper to be presented at the National Communication Associations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Burroughs, N. F. & Liu, X, (2010, November). Building models and bridges for English as a second language first-generation college students and faculty in the classroom. Paper presented at the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2009, November). Speaking in English Scares Me: First Generation Students Report on the Challenges of Meeting Oral Communication Requirements in U. S. American College Classrooms. Paper presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2009, November). Stability of the basic course, changes in course offerings: Teaching non-native international students in U.S. American classrooms. Paper presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2008, November). Maverick teaching: Confronting conventional distance education teaching by blazing new trails in collaboration with nontraditional college students. Paper presented at the National Communication Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Burroughs, N. (2007, February). Back to the Future: Building Bridges to Promote Social Justice in New and Old Settings. Paper presented at Western States Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Burroughs, N. (2007). Piecing Together the Ethics Puzzle: An Undergraduate Perspective. Sponsored by the National Communication Association and presented at the Western States Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Burroughs, N. (2007). The Role of the Program Planner-An Interactive Dialogue on Practicing Faithfulness-Intellect-Ethics at Small Undergraduate Colleges and Universities: The UCUS Spotlight Roundtable. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Burroughs, N. (2007) To Behave or to Misbehave… An examination of the Relationship of Teachers Behaviors and Student Compliance-Resistance on Learning. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Burroughs, N. (2006, November). Global Actions for Making International Connections and Keeping the International Experience Alive: Traveler’s Tales of Success Shared by International and Study Abroad Students. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Burroughs, N. (2005, November). Healing the Wounds When Faculty Colleagues ‘Jump the Shark’ by Becoming Leadership Bullies in Academia. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Burroughs, N. (2005, November). An X-ray of Student’s Reported Loneliness in First Year Experience Programs: Diagnosing the Ailment and Prescribing a Set of Healthy Communication Remedies. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2004, November). Classroom Management: an investigation exploring the relationship of teacher nonverbal immediacy and student compliance resistance with cognitive and affective learning. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Burroughs, N. F. & Badal, A. (2004, August). Culture, self and communication practices: Meeting the adult learning and academic needs of non-traditional Assyrian-Iranians Refugees Students in the American University System. Paper presented at the World Communication Association – North American conference, Palm Desert, CA
  • Burroughs. N. (2004, February 16). Student “disengagement” to service learning: An examination of student compliance-resistance toward community based education course initiatives. Paper/panel presented for the Communication and Instruction Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2003, November 20). Reaching out to community clients by reaching in to Department faculty and students: Recapturing the spirit of service learning through transformational decentralization. Paper presented to the Undergraduate College and University Section Thematic Program Panel at the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.
  • Burroughs, N. F., & Badal, A. (2003, November 21). Reaching out to our diverse communities: A qualitative case study of the communication challenges related to acculturative stress and forced displacement of Assyrian-Iranian refugees living in the United State (A work in progress). Paper presented to the Poster Session at the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.
  • Burroughs, N. F., Prosser, B., Randall, E., Reitzel, A., Rubin, M (2002, March 22). The Engaged Department as a Vehicle for Change. Paper presented the 13th Annual National Service Learning Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2002, August 1). Creating an Engaged Department: Developing Leadership and Communication Programs through Community Service Learning. Paper presented the annual Leadership Division of the Association of Management/International Association of Management Convention. Quebec, Canada.
  • Burroughs, N. F., Marie, V., & McCroskey, J. C. (2002, November 22). Relationship of SPCC and CA with WTC: A comparison with first and second languages in Micronesia. Paper presented at the convention of the Communication Apprehension and Avoidance Commission of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (2002, November 22). Caught in the middle: Hearing from program directors of campus wide service learning initiatives. Paper presented at the convention of the Undergraduate College & University Section of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Burroughs, N. F., & Bernier, E. (1999, February). BARNGA: An intercultural conflict simulation demonstration. Presented at the Western Organization & Teaching Management Conference, Orange, CA.
  • Burroughs, N. F., & Marie, V. (1998, April). Communication patterns of American and Micronesian students: A review of the Literature. Paper presented at the Pacific Centuries Conference, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.
  • Burroughs, N. F., & Marie, V. (1995, February) Speaking in English scares me: A cross-cultural comparison of native and non-native language use on communication orientations in Micronesia. Paper presented to the Intercultural Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association, Portland, OR.
  • Burroughs-Denhart, N. F. (1995, February). Great ideas for teaching intercultural communication: Exploring learning styles and communication styles to teach intercultural communication to a diverse student population. Presentation to the Intercultural Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association, Portland, OR.
  • Marie, V., Burroughs-Denhart, N. F., & David, N. (1993, February). The influence of English on Native and Non-native communication orientations of Micronesian students: Research in progress. Paper presented to the Intercultural Communication Interest group of the Western States Communication Association, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Burroughs, N. F., Plax, T. G., Kearney, P. (1991, February). Understanding the influence on the development and maintenance of teacher/student relationships: A literature-based communication model. Paper presented at the Instructional Communication and Developmental Communication Division of the Western States Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (Ed.). (1990, February). Sharing, showing, and telling: An experiential learning activity session handbook. Paper presented at the Basic Course Conference of Western States Communication Association, Sacramento, CA.
  • Burroughs, N. (1990, November). How do students react to apprehensive and avoidant teachers? What attributions do they make about these teachers, and what do they do with these attributions. Presentation to the Commission on Communication Apprehension & Avoidance/Instructional Development Division of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Kearney, P., Plax, T. G., & Burroughs, N. F. (1990, November). An attributional analysis of college students' resistance decisions. Paper presented at the Communication and Instruction Interest Group of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (1990, April). The role of teacher immediacy: The mediational approach. Paper presented at the Nonverbal Communication Interest Group of the Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Burroughs, N. F., & Marie, V. (1990, February). Communication orientations of Micronesian and American students. Top ranked paper presented at the Intercultural Communication Division of the Western Speech Communication Association, Sacramento, CA.
  • Burroughs, N. F., Kearney, P., & Plax, T. G. (1989, May). Compliance-resistance in the college classroom. Top ranked paper presented at the Instructional Communication and Developmental Communication Division of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gorham, J., & Burroughs, N. F. (1989, May). Affinity-seeking in the classroom: Behavior perceived as indicants of affinity gained. Third ranked paper presented at the Nonverbal Communication Division of the Eastern Communication Association, Ocean City, MD.
  • Sorensen, G., Plax, T. G., Kearney, P., & Burroughs, N. F. (1989, February). Developing coding systems for explicating teacher compliance-gaining messages. Paper presented at the communication and Instruction Interest Group of the Western Speech Communication Association, Spokane, WA. (Refereed paper at a regional conference; co- author and co-presenter).
  • Daun, A., Burroughs, N. F., & McCroskey, J. C. (1988, May). Correlates of quietness: Swedish and American perspectives. Paper presented at the Intercultural Communication Division of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (1988, May) Normative Methodology: A Research Example. Paper presentation at the Theory and Methodology Interest Group of the Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore. MD.
  • Burroughs, N. F. (1987, October). Presentational Speaking Ideas. West Virginia Communication Association conference. West Bend State Park, WV.

Special Projects

  • Burroughs, N. F. (1990). Rationale for Communication and Learning. Unpublished manuscript. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.
  • Research Assistant - California State University, Fresno & Long Beach, 1988-1989. Coding and analysis for faculty on two University Grants, which produced the following publication: Sorensen, G., Plax, T. G., & Kearney, P. (1989). The strategy selection-construction controversy: A coding scheme for analyzing teacher compliance-gaining message constructions. Communication Education, 38,102-118.

Grants and Awards: University Research and Curriculum Development

  • CHSS Dean’s Teaching Initiative, 2010-11, CSU Stanislaus
  • FDC Mini-Grant 2010-2011, CSU Stanislaus
  • FDC Mini Grant 2009-2010, CSU Stanislaus
  • Fully Online Course Conversion/Development Grant. 2008-2009
  • CHSS Dean’s Teaching Initiative, 2007-2008.
  • Burroughs, N., & Harvey, V. The Effects of Teacher Misbehaviors on Student Compliance-Resistance Strategies in College Classrooms. Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity grant for 2006-2007. Funded.
  • Faculty Writing Project AY 2006-2007 & 2007-2008.
  • ALS Dean’s Teaching Initiative. 2005.
  • Harvey, V., & Burroughs, N. Learning and Participating in “Tools for Tolerance” Program. Instructional Related Activities. 2005.
  • President’s ACE Departmental Leadership Award: Global Learning in the Disciplines, 2004-2005.
  • Comprehensive Plan to Integrate Information Literacy Competencies into the Learning Outcomes of the Communication Studies Program, 2004-2005, CSU Chancellor’s Office
  • Faculty Center Instructional Support Mini-Grant, Spring 2005
  • Affirmative Action Faculty Development Grant, 2004-2005, CSU Stanislaus
  • Dean’s Teaching Initiative, 2003-2004, CSU Stanislaus
  • University Extended Education Award, 2003-2004, CSU Stanislaus
  • Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant with Fred Hilpert, 2002-2003, CSU Stanislaus
  • Instructional Related Activity Allocation with Dr. Vickie Harvey, 2002-2003, CSU Stanislaus
  • Dean’s Teaching Initiative, Spring 2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Departmental Service Learning Curriculum Development Grant, 2002-2003, CSU Stanislaus
  • Service Learning Curriculum Grant, 2002-2003, CSU Stanislaus
  • Affirmative Action Faculty Development Grant, 2001-2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Service Learning Curriculum Grant, 2001-2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Faculty Center Instructional Support Mini-Grant program, Spring 2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Affirmative Action Faculty Development Grant, 2000-2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Dean’s Teaching Initiative, Fall 2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Irvine Foundations Curriculum Development Grant, 1995-1996, Mills College
  • Walter S. Johnson Service Learning Grant, 1994-1995, Mills College
  • Irvine Foundation Curriculum Development Grant, 1994-1995, Mills College
  • Meg Quigley Women Studies Grant, 1994-1995, Mills College
  • Faculty Research Grant, 1993-1994, Mills College
  • Creative and Scholarly Activity Award, 1991-1992, CSU Long Beach
  • Affirmative Action Award, 1990-1992, CSU Long Beach
  • Research Assigned Time, 1990-1991, CSU Long Beach

Grant and Reports: Office of Service Learning at CSU Stanislaus

  • Award, “Strategic Action Plan Revision for Institutionalizing Community Service Learning in the California State University at CSU Stanislaus 2001-2003.” Learn and Serve America Grant: Phase II. Revised August 1, 2001. Awarded $40,000. Year one report to be submitted September October 10, 2001.
  • Award, “Coaching Model for a Team of Two,” Learn and Serve America Grant: Phase II, Award $1000 on April 2, 2001
  • Proposal, “The Implementation of Service Learning at CSU Stanislaus.” Learn and Service America Grant, Phase II, Tentative Award April 2, 2001.Budget Revision submitted on April 16, 2001.
  • Award, “Service Learning Curriculum and Infrastructure Development Initiative: Governor’s Call to Service 2001-02.” CSU Allocation grant, awarded $100,000 on July 2, 2001. Revised budget report to be submitted October 1, 2001
  • Award, “The Summer Institute of the Engaged Department 2000.” Campus Compact awarded $2500 on March 9, 2001. Financial report submitted July 2001.
  • Summary Report for category A1 submitted August 15, 2001. Award, “Partners in Service: Building Ethics of Service at California State University, Stanislaus.” Campus Compact and Western Region Campus Compact Consortium Category A1 Grant. Awarded $1000.00 on February 20, 2001.
  • Financial Report for Phase I submitted April 6, 2001. Award, “Institutionalizing Community Service Learning in the CSU,” Learn and Serve America Grant: Phase I, awarded $2998.
  • Annual Report for the 2000-2001 Governor’s Call for Service submitted on June 29, 2001.Award, “Service Learning Curriculum and Infrastructure Development Initiative: Governor’s Call to Service 2000-01.” CSU Allocation, Grant awarded $100,00.

Scholarly, Professional and Creative Activities

Editorial and Review Board Memberships

  • Guest Reviewer, Western Journal of Speech, A Western States Communication Association journal publication, 2009- present
  • Guest Reviewer, Communication Reports, A Western States Communication Association journal publication. 2008-present.
  • Guest, Communication Research Reports, A Eastern States Communication Association journal publication. 2008-present.
  • Editorial Board Reviewer, Communication Education. A National Communication Association journal publication. 2005-2009
  • Reviewer, Public Speaking, by Stephanie Cooper and James Lull (2006). Wadsworth Publishing
  • Editorial Board Advisor, Collegiate Press, Essentials of Public Speaking. 1993-94

Discipline Convention Activities and Related Responsibilities

  • Invited Special Guest Respondent, A New Generation of Research on Persuasion and Social Influence in Learning and Development, New Orleans, LA, 2011.
  • Past Chair, Undergraduate College and University Business Meeting at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL 2009.
  • Representative/discussant, Legislative Assembly, Undergraduate College and University Section at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 2009, (multiple meetings)
  • Chair, Undergraduate College and University Business Meeting at the National Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA 2008.
  • Chair, Small College Business Meeting at the National Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA, 2008.
  • Respondent, Showcasing Senior Seminars: A Liberals Arts Approach to Communication Capstones at the National Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA, 2008.
  • Representative/discussant, Legislative Assembly, Undergraduate College and University Section at the National Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA, 2008, (multiple meetings)
  • Chair and Session Organizer, Re-entry into the Faculty Role: Promoting Social Justice and Taking Actions to Re-Connect Upon Returning from sabbaticals, Leaves, Private Sector or Administrative Experiences. Presented by the Organizational Communication Interest Group at the Western States Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA, 2007.
  • Session Organizer, Undergraduate College and University Business Meeting at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 2007.
  • Session Organizer, Small College Business Meeting at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 2007.
  • Session Organizer, The Web of Student Motivation Raising the Spirits of Teachers and Students for the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 2007.
  • Representative/discussant, Legislative Assembly for the Undergraduate College and University Section at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL 2007, (multiple meetings).
  • Representative/discussant, Program Planners 2007 Planning Meeting, Undergraduate College and University Section, National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2006 (multiple meetings).
  • Session Organizer, CPR for Communication Faculty Moving into Leadership Roles in Institution of Higher Education for the National Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA. 2005.
  • Chair, We Cannot Move Forward in Online Teaching Without Looking Back at the Traditional Classroom at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 2004.
  • Past Chair, Undergraduate College and University Section, National Communication Association, 2008-2009.
  • Chair, Undergraduate College and University Section, National Communication Association, 2007-2008.
  • Reviewer, Undergraduate College and University Section, National Communication Association 2007-2008.
  • Reviewer, Rex Mix Award/Departmental, National Communication Association, 2004-2009
  • Representative, (2008, November). NCA Legislative Assembly, San Diego, CA
  • Reviewer, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2006-2007.
  • Reviewer, Communication Apprehension and Avoidance Interest Group, National Communication Association, 2004-2005.
  • Respondent, (2008, November) Showcasing Senior Seminars: A Liberal Arts Approach to Communication Capstone. National Communication Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.
  • Vice-Chair & Program Planner, Undergraduate College and University Section, National Communication Association, 2006-2007
  • Reviewer, Undergraduate College and University Section, National Communication Association 2006-2007.
  • Representative, (2007, November). NCA Legislative Assembly, San Diego, CA
  • Vice-Chair Elect, Undergraduate College and University Section, National Communication Association, 2005-2006
  • Reviewer, Communication Education, began 2005, for 2006-2008 volumes.
  • Panel Author & Organizer, (2005, November). CPR for Communication Faculty Moving into Leadership Roles in Institutions of Higher Education. Panel accepted by the Undergraduate College and University Section, National Communication Association, Boston, MA.
  • Secretary, Undergraduate Colleges and University Section, National Communication Association, 2004-2005.
  • Reviewer, Training and Development Division, National Communication Association, 2005-2006.
  • Chair, (2004, November 13). We cannot move forward in online teaching without looking back at the traditional classroom experience, Chicago, IL.
  • Chair, (2003, November 21). Portraits of communicators: From the apprehensive to the compulsive at the National Communication Association, Miami, FL
  • Panel Developer and Organizer, (2004, February 16). You Can’t Make Me Do That! Compliance-Resistance to Teaching Processes and Strategies that Attempt to Widen the Circle of Learning in and Out of the Classroom. Panel accepted by Communication and Instruction Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association, Albuquerque, NM
  • Reviewer-elect, Communication Apprehension and Avoidance Interest Group, National Communication Association, 2002-2004.
  • Assistant Chair, Leaders and Leadership Division, Association of Management/International Association of Management Annual Convention, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.
  • Reviewer, Leaders and Leadership Division, Association of Management/International Association of Management Annual Convention, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.
  • Reviewer, Organizational Communication Interest Group, Western States Communication Association 2001-2002.
  • Reviewer, “Outstanding Student Paper Award”, Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender Annual Convention, 2000-2001.
  • Participant, Western Organization and Management Teaching Conference, Fresno, California. February 23-24, 2001.
  • Faculty Respondent, 28th Annual Student Conference in Communication, CSU Fresno, April 20-22, 2001.
  • Reviewer, Western Organization of Teaching & Management Conference, 1998-1999.
  • President-elect, Communication and Law Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 1996-1997.
  • Respondent, Communication and Law Mock Trials I and II, Western States Communication Association, Monterey, CA 1997.
  • Respondent, Communication and Law Interest Group: Competitive Papers, Western States Communication Association, Pasadena, February 1996.
  • Vice-president elect, Communication and Law Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 1995-1996.
  • Secretary/Reviewer-elect, Communication and Instruction Interest Group, Western States Communication Association 1990-1992.
  • Critic/Reviewer/Sponsor: Fresno Student Speech Communication Conference, April 1990.
  • Critic/Respondent "Competitively Selected Papers II in Instructional Development," Instructional Development Division of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, November 1990.
  • Assistant Coordinator, Basic Course Conference, Western Speech Communication Association, Sacramento, February 1990.
  • Panel Chair, Communication and Instruction Interest Group of the Western Speech Communication Association, Sacramento, February, 1990
  • Panel Critic, California Rhetoric Conference, Hayward, CA, May 1987.

Workshops, Corporate Training and Consulting Activities

  • Special Events Coordinator/ReIntern, The Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication. Summers 2004-2010
  • Consultant/Visiting Scholar, The Intercultural Communication Institute. Spring-Summer 2006
  • Survey Supervisor, The Great Valley Center in Partnership with the Modesto Bee. Smart Growth Survey/Five Counties. Fall 2007.
  • Consultant, Train the Trainers, Modesto Police Department, Spring 2004.
  • Consultant, Event Organizer/Media Coordinator, Kick N Spur Ranch, Spring 2003 to 2005
  • Consultant, “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Analysis,” Department of Dramatic Arts, California State University, Stanislaus. October 26, 2002 & later follow-up.
  • Consultant, “Performance Appraisal Design and Management Training.” City of Riverbank with Inter Org. Solutions. August 2001-August 2002.
  • Consultant, “Leadership in Teams.” Janet Hitzemen, The MITRE Corporation, Summer 2002.
  • Consultant & Mentor, Intercultural Diversity Training, Tulare County. November 2002. Assisted Dr. Badal with workshop design. Trained & recommended Mr. Carranza, (Graduate Student) to assist with training.
  • Consultant, “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Analysis,” School of Business, California State University, Stanislaus, January 17, 2001 & later follow-up.
  • Consultant, “Distance Learning with Intelligent Agents.” The MITRE Corporation , 2000-2001.
  • Consultant, “Teacher Preparation Assessment Instrument Development: A Pilot Study, Dr. Keyes Kelley, Graduate Program Director, National University, May 2001.
  • Consultant, “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Analysis,” Department of Dramatic Arts, California State University, Stanislaus. Scheduled for October 26, 2002
  • Consultant/Instructor, "Effective Communication for Women in Organizations" Women in Management Certificate Program. Spring 1993

Public Presentations

  • Invited Speaker, Looking In and Looking Out: Perceptions of Misbehaviors in Conventional and Distance Education Classrooms. Faculty Lecture Series, Fall 2008
  • Invited Speaker, The Artistry of Personal Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Environments, CSU Stanislaus Leadership Conference. Fall 2007
  • Invited Speaker, The Influence of Culture and Communication Apprehension on Oral Communication Competency. Faculty Lecture Series, Fall 2007
  • Invited Speaker, Leadership and Power in Global Organizations, San Joaquin Delta College, Fall 2006
  • An Introduction to Intercultural Communication for Renee DeHeck’s COMM 2011 course, Fall 2006.
  • Invited Speaker, Communication and Technology, CSU Stanislaus, for Dr. Joanna Ploeger’s COMM 4220 course. Three classroom presentations, Spring 2006.
  • Invited Speaker, Communication Skills for Leaders, Student Leadership Program, CSU Stanislaus, Summer/Fall 2004
  • Invited Speaker: “Cooperative Education Opportunities for Communication Studies Students.” COMM 3960: Communication Colloquium, CSU Stanislaus, Spring 2003
  • Invited Speaker, “Learning Styles” for Dr. Marge Jassma’s COMM 3040 Communication in the Classroom course, CSU Stanislaus Fall 2002.
  • Invited Speaker, “Co-operative Education,” Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society meeting, November 13, 2002. Advisor Dr. Vickie Harvey.
  • Invited Speaker: “Graduate Programs,” for Dr. Fred Hilpert’s COMM 3960: Communication Colloquium course, CSU Stanislaus, September 27, 2002.
  • Invited Speaker, “Management versus Leadership” for Dr. Niki Young’s COMM 3120: Management Communication course (2 classes), CSU Stanislaus, Spring 2002.
  • Invited Speaker: “ An Introduction to Service Learning Opportunities and Experiences at CSUS,” Annual Instructional Institute Day, CSU Stanislaus, February 12, 2002.
  • Invited Speaker, “Intercultural Transitions” for Dr. Elsaree Murray’s COMM 4160: Intercultural Communication course (2 classes), CSU Stanislaus, October 2001.
  • Invited Speaker: “Cultural Diversity in the Workplace,” Inter Org Solutions & Chapman University for Dr. Ashour Badal’s class/workshop, April 2001.
  • Invited Speaker, Cultural Identity,” for Dr. Elsaree Murray’s COMM 4160: Intercultural Communication Class, CSU Stanislaus, January 2001.
  • Invited Speaker: “Preparing for Graduate Programs,” for Dr. Hilpert’s COMM 3960: Communication Colloquium, CSU Stanislaus, Fall 2000.
  • Invited Speaker, “Promoting inclusion in our Schools: A workshop for Teachers, Staff and Administrators.” Valley Montessori School Annual Retreat. Livermore, CA, August 1999.
  • Invited Speaker, "Teaching Immediacy Skills in Diverse Classrooms," University of California, Davis Extension, Fall 1995.
  • Invited Speaker, "Teaching and Learning Styles in Diverse Classrooms," University of California, Davis Extension, Spring, 1995.
  • Invited Speaker, "Teaching for Diversity: Using the Learning Type and Teaching Style Inventory Assessments Instruments." Faculty Lunchtime Seminar, Mills College, November 1994.
  • Invited Speaker, "Mock Lecture," Open House, Mills College, October 1994
  • Invited Speaker, "The influence of English on Native and Non-native Speakers." San Joaquin Delta College. November 1992.
  • Invited Speaker "Student Resistance in the College Classroom: A research example." Graduate seminar in Research Methods, Dr. Plax, California State University, Long Beach, CA. November 1990.
  • Invited Speaker, "Personal ethics for the new instructor." Workshop for part-time and graduate student assistants. Dr. Kearney, California State University, Long Beach. August 1990.
  • Invited Speaker, "Student-Teacher Relationships: The Impact of Immediacy." West Virginia Communication Association conference, Huntington, WV. October 1989.
  • Invited Speaker, "Common Communication Misconceptions." Kiwanis, Ripon, CA. May 1989.
  • Invited Speaker, "Leadership in Small Groups." Speech Communication Department, American River College, Sacramento, CA. April 1987.

Professional Development: Internal (University Sponsored) Activities

  • Teaching with Technology Boot Camp, CSU Stanislaus, Spring 2010
  • Participant Blackboard Training, CSU Stanislaus, 2006
  • Participant, Instructional Institute Day, 2005, Dealing with Difficult Students, Difficult Topics and Instance of Incivility. Guest Speaker Dr. Susan Rice.
  • Participant, Strategies for Introducing Service into Your Curriculum, May 17, 2002. Guest Speaker Dr. Kathy O’Bryne. Sponsored by the Office of Service Learning.
  • Participant, Academic Advising: Quick Tips and Updates, April 11, 2002 with Lee Renner.
  • Speaker & Participant, Instructional Institute Day 2002, CSUS Outstanding Professors Speak Out (1) Fieldtrips: The Benefits for Student Learning and Managing the Logistics; (2) Developing Students’ Critical Thinking through the use of Writing; (3) An introduction to Service Learning Opportunities and Experiences at CSUS (Speaker), February 2002.
  • Participant, Meeting the Needs of Non-Native Speakers of English, CSU Stanislaus, March 1, 2004.
  • Participant, Defensive Driving Course, 2001, 2004, 2009
  • Participant: RPT Overview Workshop for Faculty Serving Fewer Than Two years of Probation, CSU Stanislaus, September 2001.
  • Participant, Academic Advising Workshop, Department of Communication Studies, CSU Stanislaus, September 4, 2001
  • Participant, Faculty Peer Advising Program. Advisor is Dr. Gene Murti, College of Business Administration. Program sponsored by the Faculty Center for Excellence n teaching and Learning. Fall 2000-Spring 2001
  • Participant, Service Learning Workshop, Office of Service Learning, CSU Stanislaus, February 9, 2001.
  • Participant, New Faculty Gathering Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, CSU Stanislaus, May 18, 2001
  • Participant, Distance Education Workshops, CSU, Stanislaus, May 9-12, 2001.
  • Participant, Reception for New ALS Faculty, ALS Advisory Board, September 11, 2000
  • Participant, New Faculty Orientation, CSU, Stanislaus, August 31, 2000.

Professional Development: External Activities

  • Participant, The effects of organizational trust or the lack thereof: Enhancing communication, building trust, and building bridges in 21st century organizations. National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA 2010.
  • Participant, Personal Leadership: Interculturalist Working at our Highest and Best. The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, 2010
  • Participant Redesigning Your Face-to-Face Course for Online Delivery, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Fall 2008-Winter 2009
  • Participant, Facilitating Intercultural Discovery, The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, 2008
  • Participant, Using Film for Intercultural Education: A Developmental Approach, Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, 2007
  • Participant, Teaching Intercultural Issues online, Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, 2007.
  • Participant, Working the Organizational Culture: A World Café Experience for Leaders. Pre-conference at the Western States Communication Conference, Seattle, WA, 2007.
  • Participant, Innovations for Teaching Interpersonal Conflict, Western States Communication Association Short Course, Seattle, WA 2007.
  • Participant, Training Design for Intercultural Learning, Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, 2006
  • Participant, Global Diversity: Cultures Within Cultures, Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, 2006
  • Participant, Health Care Communication Across Cultures, Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, 2005
  • Participant, Intercultural Teaching and Training Strategies for Asians, Summer Institute for Intercultural
  • Communication, 2005
  • Participant, Teaching Conflict Communication, National Communication Association Short Course, 2005
  • Participant, 16th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education. May 27-31, 2003.
  • Participant, “Teaching the College Course in Leadership,” Short Course sponsored by NCA, November 20, 2003, Miami, FL.
  • Participant, “Senior Portfolios: Utilizing Portfolios to Assess Student and Program Development,” Short Course sponsored by NCA, November 22, 2003, Miami, FL.
  • Participant, “Ethnography Pre-Conference” sponsored by the National Communication Association, November 20, 2002, New Orleans, LA
  • Participant, “Directing the Communication Internship Program,” Short Course sponsored by the National Communication Association, November 23, 2002, New Orleans, LA.
  • Participant, “Communication and Customer Service: Teaching, Training and Consulting,” Short Course sponsored by the National Communication Association, November 23, 2002, New Orleans, LA
  • Participant, “Off-site Service Learning Experiences in Interpersonal Communication.” Sponsored by the National Communication Association, November 21, 2002, New Orleans, LA.
  • Participant, “SPSS: Statistical Analysis,” San Francisco, June 19-26, 2002.
  • Participant, Popular Culture Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 13-16, 2002. Meet with discipline experts to discuss current & future collaborations/research.
  • R-intern, “Shaping Culture Through Storytelling,” The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, July 2001, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Re-intern, “Developing Global Leadership in Organizations, The Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, July 2001, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Re-intern/Participant, “Teaching Intercultural Communication: Alternative Approaches” Joint program with the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication and Pacific University, 3 credits, Summer- Fall 2000, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Re-intern, “Individual and Organizational Achieving Styles,” Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, July 1997, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Intern, “Intercultural Team Building,” Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, July 1996, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Intern, “Foundations of Intercultural Conflict Resolution,” Summer Institute for Intercultural, July 1996, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Intern, “Racial and Cultural Identity Development,” Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, August 1996, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Participant, “Alternative Approaches to Intercultural Training” Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, July 1995, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Participant, “Multicultural Families: Hispanic and Navajo,” Northern Arizona University, June 1995, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Participant, A Women-Centered Approach to Presentational Speaking Workshop, Spring 1994, CSU San Francisco
  • Participant, “Foundations of Diversity,” Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, July 1994, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Participant, “Transforming the Curriculum for Higher Education,” August 1994, Forest Grove, OR.

Participation in University Affairs (Service)

Service to the Department

  • Department Chair, 2009-present
  • Member, Retention, promotion and tenure committee, CSU Stanislaus, 2009-2011
  • Member, Scheduling Committee, CSU Stanislaus, 2009-11
  • Member, Search Committee, Public Relations, Persuasion and/or Organizational Communication tenture track position, 2010-11.
  • Chair, Part-time Evaluation Committee, CSU Stanislaus 2004-2005, 2006-2008
  • Member, Part-time Evaluations Committee, CSU Stanislaus, 2008-2009
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee, Department of Communication Studies, CSU Stanislaus, 2004-2005 & 2006-2007
  • Curriculum Area Head, Intercultural, CSU Stanislaus. 2000-present
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Department of Communication Studies, CSU Stanislaus, 2007-2008
  • Member, Search Committee, Organizational Communication tenure track position, 2006-2007
  • Member, Search Committee, Technology and Communication tenure track position, 2006-2007
  • Member, Assessment Committee, CSU Stanislaus, 2006-2007
  • Member, Scholarship Committee, CSU Stanislaus, 2006-2007
  • Chair, Personnel Committee, CSU Stanislaus, 2006-2007
  • Assistant to the Chair, Department of Communication Studies, CSU Stanislaus, 2004-2005
  • Chair, Search Committee, Persuasion tenure-track position, 2004-2005
  • Member, Search Committee, Communication Education tenure track position, 2004-2005
  • Academic Advisor, 50+ regular advisees Turlock and Stockton, CSU Stanislaus 2000-present
  • Representative, CSU Lower-Division Transfer Statewide Pattern Committee, 2004-2005, 2005-2009
  • Representative, Freshmen and Transfer Advising, Summers 2000-2004, 2005-2008
  • Representative, International Global Learning, 2004.
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee, CSU Stanislaus, 2003-2004
  • Senator, Academic Senate, CSU Stanislaus, Spring 2004
  • Member, MDIS Department Committee, 2003-2004, CSU Stanislaus
  • Chair, Communication Apprehension Task Force, 2002-2003, CSU Stanislaus
  • Co-Liaison, Service Learning Development, 2002-2003, CSU Stanislaus
  • Member, Human Subjects Committee, 2002-2005, CSU Stanislaus
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, 2002-2003, CSU Stanislaus
  • Chair, Part-time/Full Time Faculty Evaluation Committee, 2001-2004, CSU Stanislaus
  • Department Representative, Freshmen and Transfer Orientation and Advising, Summer 2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Member, Faculty Merit Bonus Award Team, June 1-2000-June 30, 2001, Awarded March 2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Member, Scholarship Committee, 2001-2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Department Representative, Academic Senate, 2001-2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Article Contributor, “New Support for Service Learning,” Arts, Letters and Sciences Newsletter, Spring 2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Article Contributor: “Four New Professors Bring a Wealth of Experience to the Communication Studies Department,” Connections Department Newsletter, Spring 2001.
  • Article Contributor “ New Faculty Join the University.” ALS newsletters, ” University Digest, October 19, 2000, CSU Stanislaus
  • Article Contributor, “Faculty Ranks Increase with Addition of 27 New -Timers,” University Digest, October 9, 2000, CSU Stanislaus
  • Acting Chair, Scholarship Committee, 2000-2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Acting Chair, Part-time/Full-Time Faculty Evaluation Committee, 2000-2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Department Representative, Academic Senate, 2000-2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Member – Curriculum Committee, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, 1998-1999, Chapman University.
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Chapman University. 1998-1999.
  • Member, Dissertation Committee, David J. Ourisman, Preaching the Synoptic Narratives: A Homilectical Case Study of Mark. Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. 1997. Mills College.
  • Academic Mentor - directed a senior research project by Khadajah Luqman. This research project was presented at the Annual Student Communication Conference, Fresno, 1995. This project also received the Departmental "Communication Theory Award" and Mills College Senior Project Award, 1996.
  • Committee Member, Commencement Committee, Mills College, 1994-95
  • Committee Member, Child Care Task Force, Mills College, 1994-95
  • Academic Advisor, 25+ students, Communication Major & pre-major students, Mills College 1992-1996.
  • Coordinator, Communication Studies Internships, Mills College, 1992-1996.
  • Supervisor, Independent Study, Mills College, 1992-1996.
  • Faculty Advisor, Women In Communication Inc., Mills College, 1993-96.
  • Discussion Leader, Round Table Luncheons with Prospective Students, Mills College, 1992-96
  • Committee Member, Admission and Financial Aid Committee, Mills College, 1993-1994.
  • Academic Advisor, 25+ students, First year & transfer students, Mills College, 1993-1994.
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee, California State University, Long Beach, 1991-92.
  • Faculty in Residence (Advisor), California State University, Long Beach, 1991-92.
  • Member, Thesis Committee: Mary Beth McPherson, "Students' Perceptions of Teacher-initiated Embarrassment in the College Classroom." California State University, Long Beach. 1992.
  • Coordinator/Advisor, Supervised four independent research studies presented at the Annual Student Conference in Communication at CSU, Fresno, April 1991.
  • Advisor, The Golden Key National Honor Society, California State University, Long Beach, 1990-92.
  • Committee Secretary, Grades Appeal Committee, California State University, Long Beach, 1990-1992.
  • Library Liaison, Department of Speech Communication, CSU, Long Beach 1990-1992.
  • Representative, Student Nominating Committee for the Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Arts and Sciences, West Virginia University. 1988-1989.

Service to the College and University

  • Academic Senator, Communication Studies, 2010-present
  • Chair, CHSS Chair of Chair’s-elected, 2010-2011
  • Member, CHSS Committee on Committee –elected, 2010-present
  • Treasurer-elected, Executive Board Member, California Faculty Association, CSU Stan, 2010-present
  • Program Co-Coordinator, HSS New Student Orientation, CSU Stanislaus, 2008-09
  • Secretary-elected/ Executive Board Member, California Faculty Association, CSU Stan 2004-2005, 2008-2010
  • Member, Institutional Review Board, CSU Stanislaus, 2007-2010.
  • Executive Board Member, Diversity Council, California Faculty Association, CSU Stanislaus, 2006-2008
  • Chair, School of Communication, including Communication, Theatre, Foreign Languages and SAIL(accelerated program). Spalding University, 2005
  • Co-Director, Masters of Science in Business and Communication. ). Spalding University, 2005
  • Member, University-Wide Assessment Committee, Spalding University, 2005
  • Member, General Education University Committee), Spalding University, 2005
  • Member, University Outreach Committee, Spalding University, 2005
  • Member, Deans and Chairs Council, Spalding University, 2005
  • Executive Board Member/Secretary, California Faculty Association, CSU Stanislaus 2004-2005 (elected)
  • Representative, CFA Equity Conference, CSU Stanislaus, 2006
  • Member at large, Academic Program Review Subcommittee of UEPC, 2002-2004, CSU Stanislaus
  • Representative, North Central Regional and Statewide IPAC Meetings, CSU Stanislaus 2003-2004
  • Member, Women’s/Gender Studies Advisory Committee, 2002-2003, CSU Stanislaus
  • Member, ALS Committee on Committee, 2002-2003, CSU Stanislaus
  • Member, Faculty Mentor Program, 2002-2003, CSU Stanislaus
  • Advisor, Study Abroad, Task Force Proposal to “Globalize” CSU Stanislaus, 2001-2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Member, Women in Leadership Course Development task Force of the Women’s/Gender Studies Advisory Committee, 2001-2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Chair, Service Learning Steering Committee, 2001-2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Representative/Participant, California Campus Compact CACC Regional Faculty Institute, CSU Fresno. October 11, 2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Representative/Participant, California Campus Compact CACC Regional Faculty Institute, CSU Fresno. October 11, 2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Article Contributor, CSU Stanislaus Service Learning Profile 2001-2002, California State University, Chancellor’s Office.
  • Article Contributor, “Community Service Learning,” California State University Stanislaus View book 2001-2002, CSU Stanislaus
  • Contributor, New Faculty Orientation: Scavenger Hunt. Office of Service Learning, CSU Stanislaus. August 2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Article Contributor, “CSU Honors Stanislaus Student Sandell Davidson.” University Digest, Vol. 41, No. 8, May 7, 2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Representative/Participant, CSU Service Learning Annual Directors’ Retreat. Newport Beach, August 9-11, 2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Representative/Participant: Engaged Department Institute, California Campus Compact, San Diego, July 19-22, 2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Member, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (local chapter 282), CSU Stanislaus
  • Chapter Delegate, Creating a Women’s Agenda for Change, California Faculty Association First Women’s Conference, Los Angeles, March 9-10, 2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Representative/Participant, Campus Compact Converging perspectives on Service and Learning: The Fourth
  • Annual Continuums of Service Conference, Berkeley, April 25-27, 2001, CSU Stanislaus
  • Faculty Director, Office of Service Learning, Jan. 31-Sept.3, 2001, CSU Stanislaus

Service to the Community

  • Sponsor, City of Ripon Recreation-Girls Soccer & Softball, 2006-2010
  • Advisor, Great Valley Center in partnership with the Modesto Bee, Fall 2007
  • Partner, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), 2004
  • Assistant, Adian Equine Veterinary Hospital, 2005-2007
  • Elected Representative, Site Council and Bilingual Council, Van Allen Elementary School, 2003-2005
  • Lead Coach/Team Parent, Girl’s Prep League Soccer 2002, City of Ripon, Summer-Fall 2002-03.
  • Head Table Lead, Media Coordinator, Stroke & Turn Judge, Time Keeper, Ripon Sea Lions, Spring-Summer 2002 and 2003
  • Speech Contest Judge, 65th Annual California-Nevada Lions Student Speakers Program for 2001-2002.
  • Assistant Coach, Girl’s Youth Softball League, City of Ripon, Spring-Summer 2001
  • Trustee, Valley Montessori School, Livermore, CA 1999-2000
  • Program Chair, Modesto Women’s Network, 1998-2000
  • Member, Leadership Modesto, Competitive Selection, Chamber of Commerce. 1997-1998

Professional Memberships

  • California Faculty Association (CFA)
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Lifetime Member)
  • National Communication Association (Sustaining Member NCA)
  • Western States Communication Association (Lifetime Member)
  • World Communication Association (WCA)

Active Alumni Associations

  • University of California, Davis (UCD)
  • California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)
  • West Virginia University (WVU)

References

Available Upon Request