Department of Communication

Sharmila Pixy Ferris

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Office:   Hobart Hall 204
Phone:   (973) 720-3338
Email:Ferriss@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:  

Department: Communication
Position: Professor: Interpersonal/Communication Studies
Area Specialization: Computer mediated communication, group and organizational communication

 

EDUCATION

Ph. D.        1995    Communication, the Pennsylvania State University          

M. A.         1989    English, Eastern Kentucky University                  

B. A. Hons  1986   Psychology and English, Berea College                                      

B. A.          1983    English, Economics & Political Science, St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University

 

 

William Paterson University

Currently         Professor, Department of Communication, William Paterson University

2013-present   Director, Social Justice Project, William Paterson University

2006-2011

& 2013            Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, William Paterson University

2000-2006       Director, M. A. in Media Studies, William Paterson University

 

 

BOOKS

Ferris, S. P., & Wilder, H. A. (Eds.) (In progress). Unplugged from the Classroom. Elsevier.

Ferris, S. P., & Wilder, H. A. (Eds.) (2013). The Plugged in Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media. Oxford, UK: Woodhead Publishing. (See details online at http://www.woodheadpublishing.com/EN/book.aspx?bookID=2675&ChandosTitle=1&printer=yes)

Ferris, S. P. (Ed). (2011). Teaching, Learning, and the Net Generation: Concepts and Tools for Reaching Digital Learners. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Zheng, R. & Ferris, S. P. (Eds.) (2007). Online Instructional Modeling: Theories and Practices. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Ferris, S. P., & Godar. S. H. (Eds.) (2005). Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams. Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

Godar, S., & Ferris, S. P. (Eds.) (2004). Virtual and Collaborative Teams: Theory, Process and Practice. Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

Ferris, S. P., Minielli, M., Phillips, K., & Mallard, J. (2003). Beyond Survival in the academy: A Practical Guide for Beginning Academics.  New Jersey: Hampton Press.

 

             

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

De Souza, I., & Ferris, S. P. (2015). Social Media Marketing in Luxury Retail. International Journal of Online Marketing, 5(2), pp. 37-57.

 

McLoughlin-Vignier. L., & Ferris, S. P. (2013). Comparing Cell Phone to Traditional Test Taking: A Pilot Study. Proceedings of the 2013 Lilly East conference, Bethesda, D. C.

Wilder, H., Ferris, S. P., & An, H. (2010). Exploring international multicultural field experiences in educational technology.  Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 4(1), pp. 30-42.

 (pp. 30-42)    

[This was a Highly Commended Award Winner at the 2011 Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Further information regarding these awards can be found at www.emeraldinsight.com/literati]

 

Minielli. M. C., & Ferris, S. P. (2008). More than a Historian – Herman Cohen: Incomparable teacher, exemplary scholar. The Pennsylvania Scholars Series. The Pennsylvania Communication Association.

 

Wilder, H., & Ferris, S. P. (2007). Using a wiki to write about wikis.  Journal of Electronic Publishing, 10(2).  Available online http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.3336451.0010.210

 

Barnes, K., Marateo, R., & Ferris, S. P. (2007, April/May). Teaching and Learning with the Net Generation. Innovate, 3(4). Available online www.innovateonline.info/

 

Wilder, H., & Ferris, S. P. (2006, summer). Communication technology and the Evolution of knowledge. The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 9(2). University of Michigan Press.  Available on line http://www.hti.umich.edu/j/jep/

 

Ferris, S. P. & Wilder, H. (2006, June/July). Uses and potentials of wikis in education. Innovate, 2(5), Available on line www.innovateonline.info/

 

-------- Spanish translation of the above article is available from Associació Espiral, Educació i Tecnologia at http://ciberespiral.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=85&Itemid=61

 

Minielli, M. C. & Ferris, S. P.  (2005). Electronic courseware in higher education.  First Monday, 10 (9).  Available online http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue10_9/minielli/index.html

 

Roper, S. & Ferris, S. P. (2005). MOOs as virtual communities: A case study of the DragonWings MOO. In S. Dasgupta (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies, Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

 

Ferris, S. P. & Minielli, M. (2005). Teams and electronic technologies. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Vol. I-V, pp. 234-241. Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

 

Ferris, S. P., & Roper, S. (2003). Same and cross-gender intimacy in a virtual environment. Qualitative Research Reports, 39 (1), 47-55.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2002). Electronic writing: Effects of computers on traditional writing. The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 8 (2). University of Michigan Press. Available online http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/08-01/ferris.html

 

Mallia, K. L. &  Ferris, S. P. (2001). Telework: A review of advantages and disadvantages. The Electronic Journal of Communication,10 (3-4). (Also available online: www.ciso.org/getfile\MALLIA_ V10N3400)

 

Ferris, S. P., & Montgomery, M. (1996). The New Orality: Oral characteristics of computer-mediated communication. The New Jersey Journal of Communication, 4, 55-60.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1996). Cultural and relational aspects of women’s communication in on-line discussion groups. Interpersonal Computing and Technology, 5, 29-40. (Available on-line: http://www.helsinki.fi/science/optek/1996/n3/ferris.txt)

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS  

 

Soto, R., & Ferris, S. P. (2015). Ethnographic analysis of US Culture and CarIbbean food practices. In T. M. Cassidy & F. Guignard (Eds.), What’s Cooking, Mom? Narratives about food and family. Toronto, Canada: Demeter Press.

 

Smith, K. J. K., & Ferris, S. P. (In Press). Social Penetration Theory and Relationship Formation in Harry Potter. In K. Roberts (Ed.), Communication Basics for Millennials – Essays on Communication Theory and Culture.

 

Asino, T. I., Wilder, H., & Ferris, S. P. (2011). Innovative use of ICT in Namibia for nationhood: Special emphasis on the Namibian Newspaper. In  R. Nthogo Lekoko and L. M. Semali (Eds.), Cases on Developing Countries and ICT Integration: Rural Community Development, pp. 53-61. Hershey, PA:  IGI Press.

 

Ferris, S. P., & Minielli, M. C. (2011). Using electronic courseware: Lessons for educators. In S. J. Hoffman (Ed.). Teaching the Humanities Online: A Practical Guide to the Virtual Classroom. pp,. 26-45. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2010). Assessing service learning activities. In B. Hugenberg, D. Worley, L. Hugenberg and D. Worley (Eds.) Best Practices in Experiential and Service Learning in Communication, pp. 30-40. Kendall/Hunt.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2009). Social networking and social responsibility. In R. Zheng, J. Burrow-Sanchez & C. Drew (Eds.). Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior: Relationship Formation on the Internet, pp. 167-182. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

 

Ferris, S. P. & Ciliberti, A. (2009). Assessing learning literacies at William Paterson University. In T. Banta, B. Jones and K. Black (Eds.) Profiles of Good Practice in Assessment, pp. 66-75. Jossey-Bass.

 

Wilder, H., & Ferris, S. P. (2007). Communication technology and the evolution of Knowledge. In N. M. Abdallaoui  (Ed.), Academic Reading Course for Information Science Students. Ecole des Sciences de l'Information, Morocco. (Editor contact information: nabdallaoui@esi.ac.ma )

 

Ferris, S. P. (2004). Women in the internet culture. In V. Mclean & C. Wells (Eds.) Racism and sexism: A collaborative study, pp. 127-138. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt.

 

Ferris, S. P. & Minielli, M. C. (2004). Technology and virtual teams. In S. P. Ferris & S. H. Godar (Eds.), Virtual and Collaborative Teams: Theory, Process and Practice, pp. 193-211. Hershey, PA: Idea Group

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES (NON-REFEREED)

 

Ferris, S. P., & Overdorf, V. (2004, Oct-Nov). Incorporating assessment into the culture of a university. The American Association of Higher Education’s Assessment Update, pp. 7-9.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2004 & 2005). What is CMC? A scholarly review of definitions. In CIOS Supplemental Reader, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Plymouth, MI: Hayden McNeil.

 

Overdorf, V., & Ferris, S. P. (2003, Fall). Developing a culture of assessment at a comprehensive university. Assessment Matters. William Paterson University.

 

Ferris, S. P. (August 1998). Understanding virtual technologies: A review of Virtual Realism. Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine. Available on-line: http://www.december.com/cmc/mag/1998/aug/ferris/htm

 

Ferris, S. P. (June 1997). Writing in cyberspace.  Computer Mediated Communication  Magazine. Available on-line: http://www.december.com/cmc/mag/1997/jun/ferris/htm

 

Ferris, S. P. (January 1997). What is CMC? A scholarly review of definitions. Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine. Available on-line: http://www.http://www.december.com/ cmc/mag/1997/jan/ferris/htm

 

 

 BOOK REVIEWS (REFEREED)

 

Ferris, S. P. (1999). Effectively using technology in education: A review of Wired together: The on-line classroom in K-12. Interpersonal  Computing and Technology, 7, 1-2. Available on-line: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~ipct-j/1999/n1-2/ferris.html

 

Ferris, S. P. (1997). Exploring cyberspace: A review of Communication and Cyberspace . Media Ecology. Available http://raven.ubalt.edu/features/media_ecology

 

 

RESEARCH UNDER REVIEW AND IN PROGRESS

 

London, R., & Ferris, S. P.  (In progress). Higher Education Preparation and Employee Competencies, To be submitted to The Journal of Higher Education

 

Ferris, S. P., & Wilder, H. (Under review). Dark Age or Digital Renaissance? Education Revisited. Submitted to Multicultural Education and Technology Journal.

 

Benoit, E., & Ferris, S. P. (Under review). Communication practices and cohesion in virtual teams. Submitted to Team Performance Management.

 

Ferris, S. P. & Zheng, R. (Under review). Faculty adoption of CMC technologies. Submitted to Quantitative Research Reports, a publication of the Eastern Communication Association.

 

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS  (PEER-REVIEWED)

 

Ferris, S. P. (2013, May). Outcome based teaching with social media. Paper presented at the 2013 Lilly East conference, Bethesda, D. C.

 

McLoughlin-Vignier. L., & Ferris, S. P. 2013, May). Comparing Cell Phone to Traditional Test Taking: A Pilot Study. Poster session at at the 2013 Lilly East conference, Bethesda, D. C.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2012, June). Using Social Media to Promote Higher Order Learning. (Featured presenter). Paper presented at the 2012 Lilly East conference, Bethesda, D. C.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2011, June). Effectively integrating small groups and teams into the classroom. (Featured presenter). Paper  presented at the 2011 Lilly East conference, Washington D. C.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2011, May). Problems with Social Media. Paper presented at the International 

Communication Association Conference, Boston

 

Moore, H., Ferris, S. P., & Adria, M. (2010, June-July). We are virtually on the same team: The effectiveness of self-managed teams. Paper presented at the 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2010, December). Keynote Address.  William Paterson University COE Educational Technology Conference, Wayne, NJ.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2010, June). Principles for Good Online Education: Some Lessons in Teaching Effectively with CMS technologies. (Featured presenter). Paper presented at the 2010 Lilly East conference, Washington D. C.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2009). Teaching and learning with the Net Generation. (Featured presenter). Lilly East conference, Newark, Delaware.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2008). Are you ready for a Second Life?. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2008). Cohen’s influence from a social science perspective. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Wahrman, M. Weiland, L., Ferris, S. P., Ciliberti, A. (2008). Assessing learning literacies in the WPUNJ curriculum by measuring student competencies.  Paper presented at the American Association of Colleges and Universities Conference, Boston, MA.

 

Ferris, S. P., Ciliberti, A., Wahrman, M. (2007). Assessing learning literacies: Meeting standards 11 & 12. Paper presented at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2007). Infusing educational pedagogical theory into conversations of communication, instruction and learning.  Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2007). Diversifying conceptions of the American family. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Barnes, K, Marateo, R., & Ferris, S. P. (2007, April). Characteristics of the Net Generation. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2005, November). Effective teaching and learning with virtual teams. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

 

Minielli, M., C., & Ferris, S. P. (2005. May). Electronic courseware in higher education . Paper presented at the International Communication Association, New York, NY.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2005, April). Pedagogy and cyberspace: A roundtable on the evolving pedagogy of online learning. Panel at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Ferris, S. P. & Godar, S. H. (2005, March 18). Keynote address: Assessment of e-learning.  Presented at the NJEDge Conference, Wayne, New Jersey.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2003, Nov). Virtual and collaborative teams: Process, technologies and practice. Paper presented at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, Miami Beach, FL.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2003, March). Women in technology careers. Celebration of Women Annual Conference. Seton Hall University, W. Orange, NJ.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2003, March). Women online: How women relate to computers and the internet. ALANA conference, Bloomfield, NJ.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2002, November). Maximizing student learning with CMC. Paper presented at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2002, April). The role of search and rescue dogs after September 11, 2001. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association, New York.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2001, November). Women and telework. Paper presented at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2001, November). The “electronically engaged” discipline: Exploring the benefits and limitations of instructional technology software in the communication classroom. Panel presented at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, Seattle, WA

 

Ferris, S. P. (2001, October). In the net of life: The human-animal connection. Paper presented at the New York State Communication Association Annual Conference, Monticello, NY.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2001, May). Writing visually for the world-wide web. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Washington, D. C.

 

Godar, S. H., Ferris, S. P., & Bliss, J. (2001). Feedback in cyberspace education; Cybertheory and the dynamics of the changing classroom. Paper presented at the United States Military Academy’s “Building Bridges to Learning” Conference, Westpoint, NY.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2000, November). Beyond survival in the academy. Paper presented at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

 

Ferris, S. P. (2000, April). Building assessment for service learning. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Ferris, S. P. (1999, October). Approaches to volunteerism as a means of       connection to communities. Paper presented at the New York State Communication Association Annual Conference, Monticello, NY.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1999, May). Computer- mediated communication and task effectiveness in small groups.  Paper presented at the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1999, April). Empowering minorities through technology. Paper presented at the New Jersey Communication Association Inaugural Conference, Rider, NJ.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1999, January). Re-assessing faculty roles and rewards at the comprehensive public university. Paper presented at the AAHE Faculty Roles and Rewards Conference, San Diego, California.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1998, October). Technology and identity in speech communication. Paper presented at the New York State Communication Association Annual Conference, Monticello, NY.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1998, November).Technological literacy: Implications for educators.  Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association's Annual Convention, New York, NY.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1998, November). Same and cross-gender relationships in a virtual  environment.  Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association's Annual Convention, New York, NY.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1998, April). Conversation management in computer-mediated communication. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, Saratoga Springs, NY.

 

Ferris, S. P (1997, November). Gender stereotyping  in the 1995 New York Times. Paper presented at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

Ferris, S. P (1997, November). Computer-mediated communication in education: Adoption and usage. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

Ferris, S. P.  (1997, May). Education in cyberspace.  Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Montreal, Canada.

                       

Ferris, S. P. (1997, April). Cyberspace, the next generation. Paper presented at the New Jersey Communication Association Inaugural Conference, Montclair, NJ.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1997, April). Implications for nonverbal communication in computer-mediated communication research. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, Baltimore, MD.

                       

Ferris, S. P. (1996, November). Formative influences: Woolbert and Winans and the development of speech communication as a discipline. Paper presented at the Association for Rhetoric of Science Pre-conference at the Speech Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

           

Ferris, S. P. (1996, November). Moving toward tenure: Developing a tenure portfolio. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1996, April). Webgrrls in the internet culture. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1996, April). Gender, technology, and empowerment: Gender stereotyping in the 1995 New York Times. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, New York, NY.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1996, April). Cultural and relational aspects of women's communication in on-line discussion groups. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, New York, NY.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1995, November). The Experimental social scientific model in Speech Communication research: Influences and consequences. Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1995, April). The new orality: Oral characteristics of computer-mediated communication . Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

           

Ferris, S. P. (1995, April). Individual gender differences in satisfaction with computer-mediated and face-to-face communication in decision-making groups.  Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

           

Ferris, S. P. (1994, November). Computer-mediated communication and organizational choice.  Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention, New Orleans,  LA.

           

Ferris, S. P. (1994, May). Computer-mediated communication in problem-solving groups.  Paper presented at the Conference on Corporate Communication, Hackensack, NJ.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1994, April). The development and validation of a measure of orality and literacy in computer-mediated communication. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, Washington D. C.

 

Ferris, S. P. (1992, April). A critique of symbolic convergence theory. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, Portland, Maine.

 

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS RECEIVED

Interactivity Foundation grant, Summer 2009 & 2011-2012

Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, William Paterson University, 2011

Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster, Candidacy from 2005-2010.

Faculty Excellence Award for Research, William Paterson University, 2007

William Paterson University, Assessment Grant, 1998 ($500)

Faculty Development Grant, School of Arts and Communication, ($4850) 1995

William Paterson University, Assigned Release Time awards for Research, annually from 1995-present

Dissertation Award Grant from the Pennsylvania State University, 1994

 

Grants Declined

Nominated for NJ Environmental Educator of the Year Award, 2005

National Science Foundation – 2001 (Impact of Communication Technology Enhancements on Collaborative

            Learning, with co-PI Susan Godar), $394,425.

Fulbright Application #2419, Spring 2003: Project entitled “Team Teaching and Collaborative

 Research on Communication and Technology.” Passed review, but circumstances

prevented my ability to pursue the award at the Indian Institute of Management, India. 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION AND INVITED TALKS (not Refereed)

 

Keynote Address, 2012. Teaching and Technology: The Long View, Lilly Conference, Traverse City Michigan.

 

Panel Chair, June 2011, Media Ecology Association Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Keynote Address, December 2010, William Paterson University’s Education technology Conference.

 

Panelist, on M. A. only Graduate Programs at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, November 2005.

 

Invited speaker, Women and the internet, Keane University, March 2005.

 

Panelist, Roundtable on Developing a consulting practice that supports teaching, research, and service, at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, Chicago, November 2004

 

Moderator of Town Hall Style Debate on The role of online learning in the 21st century university, at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, November 2003

 

Invited speaker, How Women Relate to the Internet, New Jersey Project’s ALANA conference, Bloomfield, New Jersey, March 2002.

 

Invited speaker, A brief guide to using small groups for collaborative learning. (2001, Fall). Presentation at Provost’s All-Faculty Meeting, WPUNJ.

 

Invited speaker, Academic integrity in the electronic age. (2002, Spring). Presentation at Provost’s All-Faculty Meeting, WPUNJ.

 

Panelist, Work and family: Toward a communication agenda at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA., 2001, November.

 

Panelist, Roundtable on Communication consulting: Getting started and tapping into current trends, at the New York State Communication Association Annual Conference, Monticello, NY, October 2001.

 

Invited speaker, Gender equity and technology, Bergen Community College, March 2000.

 

Panelist and Chair, Roundtable on Cyber-Education in Communication at the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, New York, NY, November 1998.

 

Chair, Workshop on Lambda Pi Eta, at the New York State Communication Association Annual Conference, Monticello, NY., October 1998

 

Speaker, Debate on The Information Highway: The end of education or the beginning of brave new schools? at the Eastern Communication Association Convention Saratoga Springs, NY., May 1998.

 

Respondent to panel on Issues in computer-mediated communication  at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, Baltimore, April 1997.

 

Panelist and Chair, Table Talk series on Cyber-education in communication, at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, November1997

 

Invited speaker on Orality and literacy in computer mediated communication at Fordham University's Ong Symposium, May 1997

 

Invited speaker on Electronic publishing, Herbert Jackson Press Day, William Paterson College, Fall 1997

 

Moderator, Debate on the Communication Decency Act,  at the Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD., April 1997.

 

Judge, International Forensics Tournament, London, England, March 1996.

 

 

EDITORIAL AND REVIEW BOARDS

Research Associate, Center for Intercultural New Media Research, 2011-present

Editorial Board International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 2010-present

Reviewer, Lilly International Conference, 2010-present

Reviewer, Vestnik: A Russian Journal of Communication, 2006-2009

Reviewer, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 2000-2006

Editorial Board, New Jersey Journal of Communication, 1996-2003

Reviewer, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 1997-2001

Reviewer, Eastern Communication Association Human Information Technology Interest Group, 1995-1996 & 1997-1998

           

 

CONSULTING

In the areas of Organizational Development, Diversity Training, Soft Skills Training in areas such Leadership, Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills. 

Clients have included State Farm, BAE Electronics , Bel-Art and Maddox, AAA of New Jersey, RTP Environmental, Reckitt & Benckiser and TNT Educational Services

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

International Communication Association

National Communication Association

Eastern Communication Association

American Association of Higher Education (until 2005, when AAHE was dissolved)

 

 

TEACHING

 

CURRICULAR DESIGN/NEW COURSES

COMM110 Honors: Honors section of Communication in Action

COMM231: Organizational Communication

COMM 262: Communicating Food: Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Perspectives COMM263 Honors: Honors section of Public Speaking

COMM295: Competent Leadership

COMM 399: Language, Gender and Communication

COMM464: Technology and Society

COMS 604: Organizational Communication (Graduate)

COMS 619: Communication Technology and Social Interaction (Graduate)

WS 348: Ecofeminism (Interdisciplinary and online)

WS 399: Feminist Methodologies (Interdisciplinary)

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT           

COMM 110: Communication in Action                                         

COMM 120: Mass Communication  

COMM231: Organizational Communication

COMM 262: Communicating Food

COMM 244: Communication Research Foundations                        

COMM 260: Oral Interpretation        

COMM263: Public Speaking

COMM340: Intercultural Communication                                                                                                 

COMM 360: Interpersonal Communication                                                     

COMM 363: Public Speaking                                                                                

COMM 361: Business and Professional Communication

COMM 399: Language, Gender and Communication

COMM 463: Mediated Group Discussion

COMM464: Technology and Society

           

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT

COMS 501: Communication Theories

COMS 627: Introduction to Communication Research

COMS 604: Organizational Communication

COMS 609: Leadership and Group Communication

COMS 619: Communication Technology and Social Interaction

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY and COLLABORATIVE COURSES TAUGHT

WPU 101: Freshman Seminar

Cluster project (team-taught COMM110 with Geography and Economics from 1995-2001)

COMM 399: Language, Gender and Communication (Team-taught with Alice Deakins, English Dept.)

COMM263 – linked Honors Course, linked with Developmental Psychology.

 

 

ONLINE COURSES TAUGHT

WS 110: Women's Changing Roles

WS348: Ecofeminism

COMM 463: Mediated Group Discussion

COMS 609: Leadership and Group Communication

MACT 504: Organizational Communication

 

INTERNATIONAL TEACHING

University of Alberta (Canada, in Communication Technology M. A. program, 2007-present)

Royal Roads University (B.C., Canada, in Professional Communication M.A. program, 2005 & 2006)

St. Edmond’s College, Cambridge University, Summer 2004

Semester at Sea (with the University of Pittsburgh), Summer 2003

 

                                                                                                                                                           

SERVICE

 

LEADERSHIP IN SERVICE

Graduate Program Co-Director, Professional Communication Program, 2012-present

Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, 2005-2011

Graduate Program Director, Media Studies program, 2000-2006

Senate Executive Committee, 2003-2004 & 2005-2007

Assessment Coordinator, College of Arts and Communication, 2000-02 (during Middle States accreditation)

Chair, Department of Communication Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2000-2006

Chair, Senate Assessment Committee, 2000-2002

Chair, Institutional Review Board, 1999-2001

Chair, Senate Research Council, 1997-1999

Advisor to Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication Honor Society, 1995-2001

Chair, Communication Department Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1996-97

 

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Strategic Enrolment Management Committee 2012--present

Information Technology Advisory Group, 2005-present

Honors Advisory Committee, 2006-present

Steering Committee, University Race and Gender Project, 2000-present

Asian Studies Committee, 2003-present

Advisory Board, Gandhian Forum for Peach and Justice

Department Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2004-2005, and 2012-present

New Jersey Race and Gender Project, 1999-2009

Learning Communities Committee, 2006-2011

Learning Spaces Committee, 2007-2012

Learning Literacies Team, 2004-2011

Retention Management Committee, 2006-2011

Board of Trustees Minority Committee, Faculty representative 2005-2009

University Summer Enrolment Committee, 2006-7

New Jersey Faculty Development Network, 2005-2007

Women’s Center Advisory Board, 2001-5

Asian Studies Scholarship Committee, 2006-2009

University Graduate Director’s Council, 2000-02 and 2003-2008

Faculty Senator, 2002-2012

Search Committee for Provost, 2005-2006

University Range Adjustment Committee, 2007-2008

University Promotion Committee, 2005

Department DAC Committee, 2004-5

Department Range Adjustment Committee, 2004-2005, 2009-2012

Academic Standards Task Force of Timely Degree Completion Initiative, 2003-4

Department Promotion Committee, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009

University Faculty Range Adjustment Committee, 2001, 2002, 2004

WPUNJ Institutional Review Board, 1998-2004

First Year Seminar Advisory Committee, 2002-2004

Department of Communication Executive Committee, 2001-2 and 2003-2004

Advisor to the Delta Gamma Epsilon sorority, 2002-3

Middle States Accreditation Graduate Task Force, 2000-01

Career Development Task Force, 2000-02

Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board, 2000-02

Graduate Director’s Council, 2000-02 and present

Writing Across the Curriculum Team, 2000-01

Professional Writing Group, W.A.C, 2000-02

Web Master, Department of Communication, 1999

Academic Computing Advisory Group, 1999-2002

Member, Institutional Review Board, 1997-99

College of the Arts and Communication Curriculum Committee, 1997-98

Senate Research Council, 1995-97

Senate Undergraduate Council, 1996-97                                                        

Teaching Learning Technology Roundtable, 1995-96 and 1999-present

Advisor to Beta Xi chapter of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, 1996-2001

Communication Department Graduate Curriculum Committee, 1997-2005

Communication Department Executive Council, 2000-01 and 1996-97

Co-Chair (with John Rhodes), Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1994-96

15 University Search Committees (including Women’s Center Director, 2005; Instructional Research and Technology, 1995; Director of Sponsored Programs (2 searches), 1996-1997; Dean of School of Arts and Communication, 1997; Dean of Student Services, 1997; Provost, 2006)

Numerous other search committees: (including Department of Communication (several searches from 1996-2001; Women's Studies, 1998, 2001 & 2004; IRT (2 searches including for Webmaster) 1999 and 2001)          

Reader at Graduation every academic year from 1997-2010

 

CITIZENSHIP AND OUTREACH

Board of Trustees, Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc., 2010-2012

Adoption Counselor, Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc.,2011-present

(Certified) Domestic Violence Response Team volunteer, Hawthorne, 2004-present

Dissertation Award Committee, Organization for the Study of Communication,

 Language & Gender, 2007 & 2008

Literacy Volunteers of America, 2005-2010

Outreach and Service, Catholic Campus Ministry, 1995-2010

Workshops and presentations for the New Jersey Project, 2000-2009

Judge, Harold Innis Dissertation Awards, 2002

Chair, Human Information Technology Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, 1996-97

Judge, International Forensics Tournament (London, England), 1996 

 

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