Ph.D. Student, 4th year
Focus of Graduate Studies:
Computer-mediated communication with a specific focus on application of social media in educational environments
Currently, my research focuses on the intersection of Facebook and education, specifically addressing Facebook as a tool for communication among students and between students and teachers. In the future, I am also interested in looking at Facebook in other contexts other than educational. Additionally, I enjoy engaging in SOTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) research.
Teaching Interests & Experience:
Previously, I have taught classes in business and professional communication, interviewing, interpersonal communication, and nonverbal communication. I also have several years of experience with teaching the basic course (introduction to communication). My coursework encompasses a wide variety of classes, as I would like to be able to teach a wide variety of courses including methods courses, interpersonal, technology-related, and business/professional.
Dindia, K., Lau, A., Hsu, S., & Garber, P. (2010). I need some space: Friends through good times and bad times. In D. O. Braithwaite and J. T. Wood (Eds.), Casing interpersonal communication: Case studies in personal and social relationships (pp. 43 to 50). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Professional Service/Volunteer Activities:
Peer Mentor to New Graduate Student (1st year Ph.D. student), Department of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010-2011
Volunteer, August 27th, 2010, Communication Department Ph.D. Orientation, Sessions for 1st and 2nd year Ph.D. students
Presenter, August 23rd,2010 at the Fall 2010 Teaching Assistant Orientation Program, "Learning from Experience: Discussions with Experienced TAs"
Member of Student Institutional Review Board, Wisconsin Lutheran College, 2006 to present