What is your style of teaching?
-In F2F classes: Lecture, discussion activites, objective tests. -In online classes: Written assignments, postings, weekly quizzes
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
BlackBoard, Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Wiki
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Assignments vary from class to class.
When grading a student, what do you look for?
-In written work: Originality, number of citations to the reading -In tests: Selecting the best answer in multiple-choice tests.
What kind of student would love your class?
Students who learn through discussion and conversation. Students interested in exploring new view points about interpersonal communication.
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Study hard for tests and quizzes.
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
-computer-mediated communication -relational communication -marital and family communication
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
-Published two edited volumes in two years. -Helped develop three specializations in communication. -Published over 50 scholarly essays.
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I enjoy gourmet cooking, long walks on the beach, reading novels, and watching award-winning television.
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I've been active in the National Communication Association and the Southern States Communication Association. I'm listed in ~Who's Who in America.~