Sharmila Pixy Ferris
Office: Hobart Hall 204
Phone: (973) 720-3338
Position: Professor: Communication Studies
Area Specialization: Computer-mediated communication, groups and teams, organizational communication, pedagogy and technology
Ph. D. 1995 Communication, the Pennsylvania State University
B.A. 1989 English, Eastern Kentucky University
B.A.Hons 1986 Psychology and English, Berea College
B.A. First 1983 English, Economics, Political Science. St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University
William Paterson University
Currently Professor, Department of Communication, William Paterson University
2013-2017 Director, Social Justice Project, William Paterson University
2006-2011 Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, William Paterson University
2000-2006 Director, M. A. in Media Studies, William Paterson University
COMM 1100: Communication in Action
COMM 1200: Mass Communication
COMM 2310: Organizational Communication
COMM 2620: Communicating Food
COMM 2440: Communication Research Foundations
COMM 2600: Oral Interpretation
COMM 2630: Public Speaking
COMM 3400: Intercultural Communication
COMM 3600: Interpersonal Communication
COMM 3630: Public Speaking
COMM 3610: Business and Professional Communication
COMM 3990: Language, Gender and Communication
COMM 4630: Seminar in Groups and Teams
COMM 4640: Technology and Society
COMS 5010: Communication Theories
COMS 6270: Introduction to Communication Research
PCOM 6040: Organizational Communication
PCOM 6090: Leadership and Group Communication
COMS 6190: Communication Technology and Social Interaction
WPU 1010: Freshman Seminar
WGS 1100: Women’s changing Roles
WGS 3480: Ecofeminism
Ferris, S. P., & Wilder, H. A. (Eds.) (2017). Unplugging the Classroom: Teaching with Technologies to Promote Students' Lifelong Learning. Cambridge, UK: Chandos, an Elsevier Imprint.
Ferris, S. P., & Wilder, H. A. (Eds.) (2013). The Plugged in Professor: Tips and Techniques for Teaching with Social Media. Oxford, UK: Woodhead Publishing.
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,
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.
Click HERE for complete CV with Information on Journal publications, Conference papers and presentations, grants, invited talks, other research and scholarship, and consulting, as well as Service and Outreach.
Contact FerrisS@wpunj.edu; 973-720-3338