In the classroom, I encourage students to be energized by the diversity of opinions around them, take intellectual risks, and hone their critical thinking skills. I operate from the belief that the classroom experience should be a collaborative, dynamic learning community where ideas and concepts are respectfully explored and all students are heard and treated with dignity. Below you will find more information about the courses I teach. I've also included information about my participation as a mentor in the Dean's First-Year Research and Creative Scholars (DFRACS) program.
My teaching motto is "Learning is FUN!"
This fall (2022), I am teaching:
JOUR 3201 - Principles of Strategic Communication - View Syllabus
JOUR 4259 - Strategic Communication Case Analysis - View Syllabus
Other courses I teach:
JOUR 4790 - Crisis Communication - View Syllabus
What My Students Say
"Amy was one of the kindest, smartest, and most passionate professors I have had in my entire college experience. I could sum my experience up with her as 'someone that cares about learning and is passionate about teaching.'"
Fall 2020, JOUR 4259, Strategic Communication Case Analysis
Mentoring Dean's First-Year Research And Creative Scholar (DFRACS) students has been a highlight of my spring semesters since 2015. My goal as a mentor is twofold: 1) to introduce students to the research process and 2) to get them excited about doing research.
Past DFRACS projects have included reading academic literature, participating in group literature discussions, and extracting/coding research data. While the specific tasks vary year to year, DFRACS students who work with me report having a greater understanding and appreciation for research (and CSR!) after their program has ended. They also say participating in research increased their communication, analysis, and synthesis skills.
A DFRACS student offered:
"Working with Amy was fantastic! It was a great experience learning and applying a variety of qualitative methods. Also, she is simply a terrific human being, mentor, and friend."