Communication Studies Faculty
Department faculty are respected educators, skilled professionals, and recognized authorities in the field of communication studies. Widely known for their scholarship in these constantly evolving fields, faculty have authored numerous books, chapters, and articles in such areas as media history and criticism, business and professional communication, intercultural and international communication, and political communication. Faculty hold advanced degrees from Aalto University, the CUNY Graduate Center, Columbia University, Nebraska University, New York University, Northwestern University, St. John’s University, the State University of New York, the University of Georgia, the University of Illinois, the University of Kansas, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Michigan, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Texas.
Location: NVC 8-241
Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni worked in advertising at J. Walter Thompson and Doyle Dane Bernbach before pursuing an academic career. She is the author of a translation and commentary of Natural Stories #1, a play by Edoardo Sanguineti (Guernica, 1998) and coauthor of Pirandello and Film (University of Nebraska Press, 1995). Professor O’Keefe Bazzoni has published articles in numerous journals including Business Communication Quarterly, Pirandello Studies and Western European Stages and given presentations on communication pedagogy as well as modern theatre at national and international conferences of the Association for Business Communication and the Modern Language Association.
Current research interests include communication in organizations, intercultural communication, communication pedagogy, electronic communication and corporate communication. She teaches the undergraduate Internship courses and has taught undergraduate courses in Communication for Executives, Intercultural Communication, Speech Communication, and Selected Topics, Communication Strategy and Readings in Organizational Communication in the graduate program..
Professor O’Keefe Bazzoni is currently Chair & Director of Undergraduate Programs of the Department of Communication Studies, and served as Associate Dean of Baruch’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, 1998-2000. She is co-president of The Pirandello Society of America, Society liaison to the Modern Language Association and editor emeritus of PSA, the Society’s journal. Please take a look at the Pirandello Society web pages at http://www.pirandellosocietyofamerica.org.
“Greening Corporate Identity: CSR and online corporate identity reporting,” Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 14(3), pp. 249-263. (Co-authored with Deborah Rolland), 2009.
“A Collaborative Online Project Between New Zealand and New York,“ Business Communication Quarterly, 68(1), pp. 81-96 . (Co-authored with Zhu, Y., Gareis, E., & Rolland, D.), 2005.
“Mattia Pascal, Film’s Contemporary: Pirandello’s Famous Novel Marks a Century,” (trans.), PSA, Vol. XVII, pp.115-118, 2004.
“Watchers, Puppet Masters, and Testifiers: the io epico character in Pirandello, Marinetti and i grotteschi,” PSA, Vol XVI, November 2003.
“Case Project Enactment Compentencies: Individual and Team-Building Strategies,” International Perspectives on Business Communication: From Past Approaches to Future Trends. Poncini, Gina, and Satzger, Axel (eds), 2002.
“Syncopated Acts: Dramatic Character and Structure in Pirandello, the Futurists, and i grotteschi,” PSA, Vol XV, 2002.
“The Electronic Internship Advisor: The Case for Asynchronous Communication,” Business Communication Quarterly, Vol 63, No. 1, March 2000, pp. 101-110.
“Reenvisioning Pirandello for the Contemporary Stage: Critical and Directorial Interventions,” PSA, Vol XIII, 1998, pp. 60-76.
“Grotesque Innamorata: The Transforming Object of Desire in Pirandello and His Contemporaries,” Pirandello Studies, Vol 17, 1997, pp. 5-33.
“I libri in maschera: Luigi Pirandello e le biblioteche, Exhibition and Catalogue,” Forum Italicum, Vol 31, No. 1, Spring, 1997, pp. 167-179.
“Pirandello e i collaboratori per un film dei Sei personaggi: ‘il buon Lantz’ e il ‘leggero Colin’,” in Pirandello e la sua opera, ed. Enzo Lauretta. Palermo: Palumbo, 1997, pp. 201-209.
“Eduardo DeFilippo’s Napoli milionaria,” American Theatre, March 1995, pp. 6-7.
“Eduardo and the Dialect Theatre of Naples,” Offstage Perspective, December, 1994, pp. 3-4.
“Rituals of Cooking and Eating in Saturday, Sunday, Monday,” Offstage Perspective, December, 1994, pp. 8-9.
Entries on F.T. Marinetti, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Luigi Pirandello and Luca Ronconi in Theatrical Directors: A Biographical Dictionary, edited by John W. Frick and Stephen Vallillo, Greenwood Press, l994.
“London: Treadwell, Churchill, Berkoff, Mime,” Western European Stages, Spring, 1994
“Serreau’s Tuttosa e Chebestia at the Teatro di Genova,” Western European Stages, Vol. V, Fall, 1993, pp. 69-70.
“A Production History of Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author and Henry IV” in A Companion to Pirandello Studies, edited by John L. DiGaetani, Greenwood Press, 1991, pp. 401-409.
“Alter Egos: Clowning and Enactment in Pirandello and Fo” in A Companion to Pirandello Studies, edited by John L. DiGaetani, Greenwood Press, 1991, pp. 283-295.
“Reluctant Pilgrim: Pirandello’s Journey Toward the Modern Stage,” in A Companion to Pirandello Studies, edited by John L. DiGaetani, Greenwood Press, 1991, pp. 47-56.
“Ambiguity in Six Characters in Search of an Author” by Gaspare Giudice, a translation, Theater Three, Fall, 1989, pp. 69-88 Reprinted in A Companion to Pirandello Studies, edited by John DiGaetani, Greenwood Press, l991, pp. 167-184.
“Report from Italy,” Western European Stages, Vol. III, Spring, 1991, pp. 33-34.
“Pirandello per il pubblico americano. Traduzioni e riadattamenti dei Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore,” Rivista di Studi pirandelliani, 5, VIII, December, 1990, pp. 59-70.
“Dario Fo Directs Moliere at the Comedie Francais,” Western European Stages, Vol. II, Fall, 1990, pp. 27-30.
“New Productions in Italy by Ronconi, Fo, and Rame,” Western European Stages, Vol II, Spring, 1990, pp. 49-51.
Location: NVC 8-240
Donovan Bisbee is a Lecturer and Director of Oral Communication Courses in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College, CUNY. He earned a B.A. in Rhetoric and English at Wabash College and an M.A. and PhD in Communication from the University of Illinois.
His research focuses on how legal and constitutional arguments circulate in public life. Although legal discourse is characterized by a technical vocabulary and professional training, arguments about rights, justice, and the bounds of state power shape public discourse and address audiences far beyond courtroom doors. Recently, this research has focused on interbranch conflicts in the U.S. federal system. In executive-judicial conflict, presidents have tended to expand executive authority by clashing with the Supreme Court over the authority to interpret the Constitution. As an extension of this research program, he focuses on the presidency and the judiciary as rhetorical institutions and the presidential rhetoric of Jackson, Lincoln, and FDR.
At Baruch, he offers courses in Persuasion, Communication and the Law, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, and Visual Rhetoric. He also directs the Department’s “Speech Communication” course.
Bisbee, Donovan. “Driving the Three-Horse Team of Government: Kairos in FDR’s Judiciary Fireside Chat.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 21, no. 3 (Fall 2018): 481-522.
Location: NVC 4-288
Sarah C. Bishop is the author of Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement (Oxford, 2019) and U.S. Media and Migration: Refugee Oral Histories (Routledge, 2016), which won the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association’s International and Intercultural Communication Division and the 2017 Sue DeWine Distinguished Scholarly Book Award. Bishop specializes in research concerning the interactions of narrative, migration, and media.
Professor Bishop’s recent research has been supported by the Advanced Research Collaborative Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, The Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society at Villanova University, The Center for Intercultural Dialogue, the Urban Communication Foundation, the ZeMKI Center for Media, Communication, and Information at the University of Bremen, the Abraham J Briloff Prize in Ethics, the Eugene M. Lang Foundation, the Diversity Projects Development Fund, and the Faculty Fellowship Publication Program at CUNY.
Dr. Bishop holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA from New York University. At Baruch, she teaches in the Department of Communication Studies, the Macaulay Honors College, and the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. She offers graduate and undergraduate courses in areas such as Gender/Race/Ethnicity in Communication, Media and Migration, Global Communication, Privilege and Difference, and Digital Media Cultures.
“Contact Isn’t Enough: Attitudes towards and Misunderstandings about Undocumented Immigrants among a Diverse College Population.” Co-authored with Dr. Nicholas Bowman. Accepted for Publication in 2019 in Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
“Nobody Can Take Our Story: Competing Representational Narratives of Immigrants without Legal Status.” Communication & Society 31, no. 3 (2018): 159-73.
“(Un)documented Immigrant Media Makers and the Search for Connection Online.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 34, no. 5 (2017): 415-31.
“Model Citizens: The Making of an American Throughout the Naturalization Process.” Communication, Culture & Critique10, no. 3 (2017): 479-98.
“Undocumented Women.” Equality Archive, July 2017.
U.S. Media and Migration: Refugee Oral Histories. New York, NY: Routledge, 2016.
“United We Stand? Negotiating Space and National Memory in the 9/11 Arizona Memorial.” Space & Culture 19, no. 4 (2016): 502-11.
“Planning, Conducting, and Writing Multi-Sited, Multi-Lingual Research with Survivors of Torture.” Journal of Applied Communication Research 43, no. 3 (2015): 357-62.
“‘I’m Only Going to Do it if I Can Do it in Character’: Unpacking Comedy and Advocacy in Stephen Colbert’s 2010 Congressional Testimony.” Journal of Popular Culture 48, no. 3 (2015): 548-57.
“Welcome Home: Examining Power and Representation in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Guide for New Immigrants.” Journal of Intercultural Communication Research 42, no. 2 (2013): 155-71.
“The Rhetoric of Study Abroad: Perpetuating Expectations and Results Through Technological Enframing.” Journal of Studies in International Education 17, no. 4 (2013): 398-413.
“Use of Aggressive Humor: Aggressive Humor Style, Verbal Aggressiveness, and Social Dominance Orientation.” Co-authored with Yang Lin and Patricia Hill. Ohio Communication Journal 50 (2013): 73-82.
“Cross-cultural Humor: A New Frontier for Intercultural Communication Research.” Co-authored with Yang Lin and Patricia Hill. In Humor Communication: Theory, Impact, and Outcomes, 255-79. Edited by Rachel L. DiCioccio. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt, 2012.
Phone: 646-312- 3721
Location: NVC 8-238
William Boddy received his Honors BA from York University, Toronto, in political science and urban studies and his MA and PhD. in cinema studies from New York University. In addition to Baruch College, he has taught full or part time at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, St. Francis College, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, and Yale University. Professor Boddy is the author of New Media and Popular Imagination: Launching Radio, Television, and Digital Media in the United States (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) and Fifties Television: The Industry and Its Critics (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990; paperback 1992) as well as dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters in the fields of media history, cultural studies, and film studies.
Prof. Boddy teaches Video Communication and Production and Advanced Video Communication and Production, American Television Programming, and Topics in Electronic Media in the undergraduate program; and Media Analysis in the graduate program. He also teaches in the Certificate Program in Film Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, including courses in film aesthetics, film history, film theory, avant-garde film and video, and new media.
His research interests include the social implications of contemporary digital media, film and media theory, and avant-garde and nonfiction filmmaking. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of Screen.
“’Is It TV Yet?’ The Dislocated Screens of Television in a Mobile Digital Culture,” in James Bennett and Niki Strange, eds., Television as Digital Culture (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011), pp. 76-101.
“The Last Format War: Launching the High-definition DVD,” in James Bennett and Tom Brown, eds., Film and Television after DVD (London: Routledge, 2008), pp. 172-94.
“Wouldn’t You Rather Be at Home?: Electronic Media and the Anti-Urban Impulse,” in James Lyons and John Plunkett, eds., Multimedia Histories: From the Magic Lantern to the Internet (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2007), pp. 31-42.
“A Century of Electronic Cinema,” Screen 49:2, summer 2008, pp. 1-15.
“Early Cinema and Radio Technology in Turn of the Century Popular Imagination,” in André Gaudreault, Catherine Russell and Pierre Véronneau, editors, The Cinema: A New Technology for the Twentieth Century (Lausanne: Payot Lausanne, 2004), pp. 285-94.
“Interactive Television and Advertising Form in Contemporary US Television,” in Lynn Spigel and Jan Olsson, editors, Television after TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition (Duke University Press, 2004), pp. 113-32.
“Touching Content: Virtual Advertising and Digital Television¹s Recalcitrant Audience,” in John Fullerton, editor,Reception Studies in Film, Television and Digital Culture(Sydney: John Libbey, 2004), pp. 245-62.
“Redefining the Home Screen: Technological Convergence as Trauma and Business Plan,” in David Thorburn and Henry Jenkins, editors, Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003), pp. 191-200.
“Old Media as New Media: Television,” in Dan Harries, editor, The New Media Book (London: BFI Publishing, 2002), pp. 242-53.
“Weather Porn and the Battle for Eyeballs: Promoting Digital Television in the USA and UK,” in John Fullerton and Astrid Soderbergh-Widding, editors, Moving Images: From Edison to the Webcam (Sydney: John Libbey, 2000), pp. 133-47.
“The Amateur, the Housewife, and the Salesroom Floor: Promoting Postwar US Television,” in International Journal of Cultural Studies, 1: 1 (1998): pp. 153-66.
“Sixty Million Viewers Can’t Be Wrong: The Rise and Fall of the TV Western,” in Ed Buscombe and Roberta Pearson, editors, Back in the Saddle: New Approaches to the Western(London: British Film Institute, 1998), pp. 116-37.
“Senator Dodd Goes to Hollywood: Investigating Video Violence,” in Lynn Spigel and Michael Curtin, editors, The Revolution Wasn’t Televised: Sixties Television and Social Transition (New York: Routledge, 1997), pp. 161-83.
Location: NVC 4-297
Stuart Davis works in the areas of international communication, communication for development and social change (with a focus on the role of information and communications technology (ICT4D), activist and radical media, and social movement communication. Generally focused on the relationship between global economic/technological transformations and marginalized constituencies, he has analyzed or participated in a number of different projects ranging from digital literacy training programs in Austin, Texas, to anti-Olympics advocacy campaigns in Rio de Janeiro to independent film and television production in Lusophone Africa. Davis is currently completing two book projects. The first (to be submitted to the University of California Press) examines how non-governmental organizations working in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro draw upon training in digital media production as a path towards social and political inclusion. The second project, solicited by the University of Illinois press and co-authored with Joe Straubhaar and Heloisa Pait, presents a history of dissension within the Brazilian television and news industries from the beginning of the dictatorship period to this contemporary moment of political crisis. Davis has published articles in journals including Communication Theory, International Journal of Communication,
Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice, Popular Communication, The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, and Revista Communicação Mediatica as well as book chapters in The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories (Routledge, 2017), The Pink Tide: Media Access and Political Power in Latin America (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017), and Civic Media: Technology, Design and Practice (MIT, 2016). In 2018 he will be co-editing a special issue of Global Media Journal: Mexico on contemporary media representations and mediations of the US/Mexico Border with David Gonzalez-Hernandez and Antonieta Mercado.
He received his PhD in Media Studies from the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas in 2015 and his BA in Cultural Studies and Political Science from the University of North Carolina in 2004. Before coming to the University of Texas, he was a PhD student in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society within the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. Here he was also a MacArthur Fellow in Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC). In 2013 he was a William J. Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Sociology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In 2014, he received a Jesse H. Jones Endowed Centennial Fellowship from the Moody College of Communication for dissertation completion. He has also received grants from the US Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program, the Tinker Foundation, and the University of Texas’ Center for Teaching and Learning.
Before coming to Baruch College he was Assistant Professor of Communication and first Director of the MA Concentration in Border and Latin American Media Studies at Texas A&M International University. In 2015 he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Communication at the State University São Paulo.
2020 Stuart Davis. Citizen health journalism. In Melissa Wall (ed.) Mapping Citizen and Participatory Journalism. New York: Routledge (Forthcoming, Fall 2020).
2020 Stuart Davis. Intellectual property. In Sarah Corona Berkin, Sebastian Tees, and Jose Carlos Lozano Rendon. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook to Culture and Media of the Americas, Part II: Media and Visual Culture. New York: Routledge, pp. 347-353.
2019 Stuart Davis and Joe Straubhaar. Producing Antipetismo: Social media activism and the ascendance of the radical right in contemporary Brazilian politics. International Communication Gazette 82 (1): 82-100. DOI: 10.1177/1748048519880731
2019 Stuart Davis and Melissa Santillana. From the street to the screen to nowhere: Las Morras and the fragility of networked digital activism. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 14 (1): 18-32. https://www.westminsterpapers.org/articles/10.16997/wpcc.308/
2018 Stuart Davis. Digital archives as subaltern counter-histories: Situating “Favela Tem Memória” in the Rio de Janeiro media and political landscape. Digital Journalism 6(9). 1255-1269. DOI: 21670811.2018.1510738
2018 Joe Straubhaar and Stuart Davis. Drumming for social change: Music, identity formation, and transformative empowerment in Afro-Brazilian community development. Development in Practice 18 (3). 345-357. DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2018.1435628
2018 Tucker Landesman and Stuart Davis. Cracks and reformations in the Brazilian mediascape: MídiaNINJA, radical citizen journalism, and resistance in Rio de Janeiro. In Lucas Melgaço and Jeffrey Monaghan (eds.). Protests in the Information Age: Social Movements, Digital Practices, and Surveillance. New York: Routledge, pp. 56-73.
2017 Summer Harlow and Stuart Davis. Alternative media in Pink Tide Latin America: Reframing producers’ relationships to political parties. In Lee Artz (ed.). The Pink Tide: Media Access and Political Power in Latin America. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 131-151.
2017 Stuart Davis. Citizen health journalism: Negotiating between political engagement and professional identity in a media training program for healthcare workers. Journalism Practice 10 (8-9): 319-335. DOI:10.1080/17512786.2016.1230022
2017 Stuart Davis, Martha Fuentes-Batista, Joe Straubhaar, and Jeremiah Spence. The social shaping of the Brazilian Internet: Historicizing the interactions between states, corporations, and NGOs in Information and Communication Technology development and diffusion. In Gerard Goggin and Mark McClelland (eds.). The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories. London: Routledge, pp. 120-136.
2016 Stuart Davis, Joe Straubhaar, and Isabel Ferin Cunha. The construction of a transnational Lusophone media space: A historiographic analysis. Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture 14 (4): 212-223. DOI: 10.1080/15405702.2016.1222614.
2016 Stuart Davis. MídiaNINJA and the rise of citizen journalism in Brazil. In Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailides (eds.). Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 527-532.
2016 Stuart Davis. Slowing down media coverage on the US-Mexico border: News as sociological critique in the Borderland project. Digital Journalism. 4(4): 462-477. DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2015.1123101.
2016 Stuart Davis. Relocating development communication: Social entrepreneurship, international networking, and south-south cooperation in the Viva Rio NGO. International Journal of Communication, 10: 42-60. DOI: 1932–8036/2016FEA0002.
2015 Stuart Davis and Felipe de Oliveira Mateus. Literacia além da mídia. Revista Comunicação Midiática 10(3): 11-21.
2015 Stuart Davis, Lucia Palmer, and Julian Etienne Gonzalez. The geography of digital literacy: Mapping communications technology training programs in Austin, Texas. In Brasilena Pasirrelli and Antonia Cuevos Cerveró (eds.). Comparative Approaches to the Digital Revolution in Europe and the Americas. Philadelphia, PA: Idea Group Publishing, pp. 370-384.
2015 Stuart Davis. Citizens’ media in the favelas: Finding a place for digital media production in social change processes. Communication Theory, 25(2): 230-243. DOI: 10.1111/comt.12069.
2013 Lisa Hartenberger, Zeynep Tufekci, and Stuart Davis. A history of high tech and the technopolis in Austin, Texas. In Joe Straubhaar, Jeremiah Spence, Zeynep Tufekci, and Roberta Lentz (eds.) Inequity in the Technopolis: Race, Class, and the Digital Divide in Austin, Texas. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, pp. 124-159.
2012 Laura Stein, Tonya Notley, and Stuart Davis. Transnational networking and capacity building for communication activism. Global Media Journal: Australia. 6(2). Available at http://www.hca.westernsydney.edu.au/gmjau/archive/
Location: NVC 8-234
Eric M. Gander is Associate Professor of Public Argument in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College, CUNY. He earned a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Rhetoric and Communication Studies from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.
His research focuses on improving public argument by critiquing public discussion and debate on a wide range of issues in domains like science, political philosophy, law, and ethics. He is the author of several books, including On Our Minds: How Evolutionary Psychology is Reshaping the Nature versus Nurture Debate, published in 2003 by Johns Hopkins University Press. The Harvard evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker has described On Our Minds as “lucid and thought-provoking…clear and lively enough to interest a general audience, while containing novel analyses that should be considered by the specialists.” Click here for a short description of the book. Click here for an interview with the author. Professor Gander is also the author of The Last Conceptual Revolution: A Critique of Richard Rorty’s Political Philosophy, published in 1999 by SUNY Press, as well as numerous articles, book reviews, and convention papers. His work has appeared in both the academic and popular press, including The Journal of Communication Studies, The University of Illinois Law Review, and The New York Times. He has also appeared on various television talk shows as an expert commentator on political and social issues.
Professor Gander teaches undergraduate courses in Persuasion, Argumentation and Debate, and Communication Law and Free Speech. He teaches graduate courses in Theories of Persuasion, and Legal and Ethical Issues in Corporate Communication.
On Our Minds: How Evolutionary Psychology is Reshaping the Nature versus Nurture Debate (Baltimore, MD.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003)
The Last Conceptual Revolution: A Critique of Richard Rorty’s Political Philosophy (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999). Published in both SUNY’s series on The Philosophy of the Social Sciences and their series on Speech Communication.
Other Selected Publications:
“Adapted Arguments: Logic and Rhetoric in the Age of Genes and Hardwired Brains,” in Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation, eds., Frans H. van Eemeren, J. Anthony Blair, Charles Williard, A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans (Amsterdam: Sic Sat, 2003), pp. 355-59.
“Civil liberty versus Civil Liability: Robert O’Neil Defends the First Amendment,” The University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2002, No. 5, pp. 1321-43. (This article is available on Lexis-Nexis.)
“Prophecy as Argument: A Haunting Vision of America’s Future,” in Argument at Century’s End: Reflecting on the Past and Envisioning the Future, ed., Thomas A. Hollihan (Annandale, VA: National Communication Association, 1999). 369-75.
“Answering Hitler: A Discussion of What Liberals Must Believe About Persuasion,” in Argumentation and Values: Proceedings of the Ninth SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, ed., Sally Jackson (Annandale, VA: Speech Communication Association, 1995), 501-04.
“Time to Vote, But Not With a Fist,” The New York Times, October 30, 1994, p. C17. (This article is available on Lexis-Nexis.)
“Rendezvous at the End of History: Francis Fukuyama and Richard Rorty on Liberal-Democratic Politics,” in Argument and the Postmodern Challenge: Proceedings of the Eighth SCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, ed., Raymie E. McKerrow (Annandale, VA: Speech Communication Association, 1993), 314-20.
“Bill Clinton and the `R’ Words: The Presidential Nominee’s Acceptance Address,” Journal of Communication Studies, Fall 1993, 1-10.
“Torturers and Aesthetes: On Richard Rorty’s Concept of the Self,” ellipsis: a journal of postmodern studies, Fall 1991, 167-91.
“Perry Mason, Esquire and Postmodern: The Case of Critical Legal Theory and Arguments Against Argument,” in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Argumentation, ed., Frans H. van Eemeren (International Centre for the Study of Argumentation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1991), 820-27.
“Habermas on Habermas: The Perils of Communicative Action in Our Postmodern Age,” 1989. ERIC Publication, ED 312699.
Location: NVC 8-236
Elisabeth Gareis holds a B.A. in English and German from the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen (Germany), an M. A. in German (literature and linguistics) from the University of Georgia, and an Ed.D. in Foreign Language Education from the University of Georgia.
Prof. Gareis teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in communication studies, with a special focus on intercultural communication. The courses are offered in a variety of face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.
Prof. Gareis’ research interest is in intercultural friendship and its role in prejudice reduction and the success of international sojourns. For an overview of this topic, see her entry in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Prof. Gareis’ research on friendship formation between international and domestic students has been widely covered in the media and is used in higher education institutions for domestic/international student integration. For examples, see The Chronicle of Higher Education, InsideHigherEd, and USA Today, an interview with Professor Gareis on Voice of America, or a video by the School of Visual Arts (SVA) on intercultural friendship. Related research focuses on the communication of love, with cross-cultural differences and changes in love expression over time serving as access points for examining larger cultural phenomena.
Prof. Gareis is also engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically in the use of technology in communication education and the integration of nonnative speakers in higher-education settings. In addition to publishing in the field, she has served as contributor to the Teaching Blog as well as coordinator of oral ESL, the International Faculty Development Program, and the Faculty Book Club at Baruch College. More recently, Prof. Gareis co-founded and is serving as faculty advisor of the Conversation Partners Program (CPP), which matches native and nonnative speakers for informal conversations. In recognition of her contributions to the CPP, Prof. Gareis received the Baruch College Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Service in 2018.
Professor Gareis is author of the book Intercultural Friendship: A Qualitative Study, the textbook series A Novel Approach (on the use of literature and film in the language education), and numerous journal articles. Offices held in professional societies include the editorship of NYS TESOL Idiom and membership on the editorial boards of Communication Education, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Journal of International Students, and Journal of Language for International Business.
Gareis, E., Allard, M. S., Gill, S., & Saindon, J. J. (2000). A novel approach: Shoeless Joe/Field of dreams. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Gareis, E., Allard, M. S., Gill, S., & Saindon, J. J. (1998). A novel approach: Fried green tomatoes. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Gareis, E., Allard, M. S., & Saindon, J. J. (1998). A novel approach: Shawshank redemption. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Gareis, E., Allard, M. S., Gill, S., & Saindon, J. J. (1997). A novel approach: Being there. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Gareis, E. (1995). Intercultural friendship: A qualitative study. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Articles and Chapters in Books
Gareis, E., Goldman, J., & Merkin, R. (2019). Promoting intercultural friendship among college students. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 12(1), 1-22..doi: 10.1080/17513057.2018.1502339
Aaron, R., Cedeño, C., Gareis, E., Kumar, L., & Swaminathan, A. (2018). Peers to peers: Developing a student-coordinated conversation partners program. Journal of International Students, 8(3), 1319–1330. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.1254586
Note: The article above was co-authored by Baruch undergraduate students.
Gareis, E., & Jalayer, A. (2018). On the road to intercultural friendship: Contact effects on stereotypes and other stumbling blocks. In Y. Ma & M. A. Garcia-Murrilo (Eds.), Learning and living globalization: Understanding international students from Asia in American Universities (pp. 83-106) New York, NY: Springer.
Gareis, E. (2017). Intercultural friendship and communication. In L. Chen (Ed.), Handbooks of communication science (Vol. 9): Intercultural communication (pp. 457-480). Boston, MA: de Gruyter Mouton.
Gareis, E. (2017). Intercultural friendships. In J. Nussbaum (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopedia of communication. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.161
Gareis, E. (2012). Intercultural friendship: Effects of home region and sojourn location. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 5, 309-328. doi: 10.1080/17513057.2012.691525
Gareis, E., & Wilkins, R. (2011). Communicating love: A sociocultural perspective. In C. T. Salmon (Ed.), Communication Yearbook (Vol. 35) (pp. 199-239). New York: Routledge.
Gareis, E., Merkin, R., & Goldman, J. (2011). Intercultural friendship: Linking communication variables and friendship success. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 40, 155-173. doi:10.1080/17475759.2011.581034
Gareis, E., & Wilkins, R. (2011). Love expression in the United States and Germany. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35, 307-319. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.06.006
Gareis, E. (2010). Habermas to the rescue. Business Communication Quarterly, 73, 166-175. doi:10.1177/1080569910365893
Gareis, E., Allard, M., & Saindon, J. (2009). The novel as textbook. TESL Canada Journal, 26, 136-147.
Gareis, E. (2008). Raising the bar on global awareness. Communication Teacher, 22, 111-115. doi:10.1080/17404620802382706
Gareis, E. (2007). Active learning: A PowerPoint tutorial. Business Communication Quarterly, 70, 462-466. doi:10.1177/10805699070700040304
Gareis, E. (2006). Virtual teams: A comparison of online communication channels. Journal of Language for International Business, 17, 6-21.
Wilkins, R., & Gareis, E. (2006). Emotion expression and the locution “I love you”: A cross-cultural study. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 30, 51-75. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2005.07.003
Gareis, E. (2005). Relativism versus universalism: Developing a personal philosophy. Communication Teacher, 19, 39-43. doi:10.1080/14704620500123026
Zhu, Y., Gareis, E., O’Keefe Bazzoni, J., & Rolland, D. (2005). Focus on intercultural communication: A collaborative online project between New Zealand and New York. Business Communication Quarterly, 68, 81-96. doi:10.1177/1080569904273715
Gareis, E. (2005). Pronunciation textbook discrepancies. English Teaching Forum, 43(2), 18-23.
Gareis, E., & Williams, L. (2004). International faculty development for full-time and adjunct faculty: A program description. The Journal of Faculty Development, 29, 45-53.
Erbert, L. A., Pérez, F. G., & Gareis, E. (2003). Turning points and dialectical interpretations of immigrant experiences in the United States. Western Journal of Communication, 67, 113-137. doi:10.1080/10570310309374763
Gareis, E. (2002). Preparing graduate business students for oral communication in college. In E. P. Cochran (Ed.), Case studies in TESOL practice: Mainstreaming (pp. 115-124). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.
Gareis, E. (2000). Intercultural friendship: Five case studies of German students in the USA. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 21, 67-91. doi:10.1080/07256860050000803
Gareis, E. (1999). Rhetoric and intercultural friendship formation. In A. Gonzalez & D. V. Tanno (Eds.), International and Intercultural Communication Annual: Vol. 22. Rhetoric in intercultural contexts (pp. 91-117). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Gareis, E. (1999). Adult friendship: Examples of intercultural patterns. In M. E. Roloff (Ed.), Communication Yearbook (Vol. 22), (pp. 430-468). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Gareis, E., Allard, M. S., Gill, S., & Saindon, J. J. (1998). Beyond entertainment: Novels and film adaptations in the ESL/EFL classroom. TESL Canada Journal, 15, 50-58.
Gareis, E. (Writer, Director), & Belland, J. (Producer). (2006). Tutorial: PowerPoint [Computer Software]. Retrieved from http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/tutorials/powerpoint
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Michael B. Goodman, PhD is Professor and Director of the MA in Corporate Communication at Baruch College, The City University of New York (2007– 2019). He is the founder and director of CCI Corporate Communication International, Inc. (www.corporatecomm.org). He is Visiting Professor of Corporate Communication at Aarhus School of Business (Denmark), Bangkok University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Universita IULM (Italy). Also he is Adjunct Professor of Corporate Communication at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he was professor and director of the Graduate Programs in Corporate and Organizational Communication. He directed the graduate and undergraduate business communication programs at Northeastern University in Boston, and he has taught business communication courses at New York University, New York Institute of Technology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and SUNY at Stony Brook. He is the founder and director of the annual CCI Conference on Corporate Communication.
He has published more than ten books, including: Corporate Communication: Transformation of Strategy and Practice, with Peter B. Hirsch (expected 2019); Crisis Communication; Corporate Communication: Critical Business Asset for Strategic Global Change, with Peter B. Hirsch, Corporate Communication: Strategic Adaptation for Global Practice with Peter B. Hirsch, Corporate Communication: Tactical Guidelines for Strategic Practice with Peter B. Hirsch, Corporate Communication for Executives; Work with Anyone Anywhere: A Guide to Global Business; Working in a Global Environment: Understanding, Communicating, and Managing Transnationally; Corporate Communication: Theory and Practice; Write to the Point: Effective Communication in the Workplace.
His articles and book chapters include: “Agency and Corporate Public Relations,” in Public Relations: Competencies and Practice; “Communicating Strategic Change: The Continuum of Reputation, Issues Management, and Crisis Management Built on a Positive Corporate Culture,” in Social Media and Crisis Communication; “A Review of Trends of Corporate Communication Practices in US and China,” in The Role of Language and Corporate Communication in Greater China: From Academic to Practitioner Perspectives; “Chapter 10 Electronic Media in Professional Communication,” with Peter Hirsch, in The Routledge Handbook of Language and Professional Communication; “Corporate Communication” in Wiley Encyclopedia of EE; a section on consulting in the Handbook of Executive Communication; “Today’s Corporate Communication Function” in Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations. He has edited a Special Issue of the Journal of Business Strategy on “The Role of Business in Public Diplomacy.” He is on the Editorial Advisory Board and Associate Editor for North America of Corporate Communication (UK) and for ten years was Associate Editor for Corporate and Organizational Communication of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. He has presented numerous scholarly papers at international conferences. Professor Goodman has been featured in the Baruch College Faculty Spotlight.
He is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society; a Fellow of the RSA (The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce), London; a Fellow of The Society for Technical Communication. He was the VP Eastern Region and Member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Business Communication; as well as International Member of the Academic Board of the Center for International Business Chinese Education at the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing). He is a member of the PR Coalition, a partnership of 20 major organizations representing corporate public relations, investor relations, public affairs, and related communication disciplines.
He has been a consultant to more than 40 corporations and institutions on corporate communication, managerial communication, problem-solving, new business proposals, change, and corporate culture.
Goodman received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and his BA from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Alison Griffiths (PhD, NYU; MA, University of London) is a Professor of Film and Media Studies at Baruch College and in the doctoral program in Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center. An internationally recognized scholar of film, media and visual studies, Griffiths’s research crosses the fields of film studies, nineteenth century visual culture, and medieval visual studies and examines cinema’s relationship to and experience in, non-traditional spaces of media consumption. Griffiths is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Meyer Fellowship from the Huntington Library, and a Project Development grant from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her research has also been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Eugene Lang Foundation, and PSC-CUNY. Griffiths received a Felix Gross Award for outstanding research by a CUNY junior faculty member and has twice won Baruch College’s Presidential Distinguished Scholarship Award. In 2015-2016, Griffiths served as Interim Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch.
Griffiths is the author of three monographs and over 35 journal articles and book chapters. Her ground-breaking first book, Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, and Turn-of-the-Century Visual Culture (Columbia University Press, 2003), won the Sixteenth Annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Dissertation Award in 1999; the Katherine S. Kovacs Award for the best published book in film and media studies in 2003; and honorable mention for the Krazna Krausz Moving Image Book Award in 2004. Her second book, Shivers Down Your Spine: Cinema, Museums, and the Immersive View (Columbia, 2008) sought to explode the myth that ideas of immersion endemic to so many contemporary viewing spaces, popular entertainment, and digital media platforms are in any way new. Tracing the idea of a revered gaze to the medieval cathedral, virtual reality to the nineteenth century panorama, fantasies of total immersion to the planetarium space show, and contemporary debates around the utility of immersive and interactive exhibits to the nineteenth century science museum, Shivers Down Your Spine developed new theories of immersive spectatorship. Her third book, Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prisons in Early Twentieth Century American (Columbia, 2016) examined how cinema gained a foothold in American penitentiaries as well as the range of early images of inmates that fed the carceral imagination. Her fourth book, Nomadic Cinema: A Cultural Geography of the Expedition Film is under contract with Columbia UP and examines cinema as a tool of exploration in the interwar period. Griffiths interdisciplinary research has appeared in such journals as the Journal of Visual Culture, Cinema Journal, Screen, Film History, Wide Angle, Continuum, Visual Anthropology Review, Early Popular Visual Culture, Journal of Popular Film and Television, and in numerous anthologies on early cinema, media history, and media audiences.
Course taught at Baruch include: at the undergraduate level, Media Analysis and Criticism, American Television Programming; The Ethics of Image Making; Film History 1 and 2; and at the graduate level, Corporate Advertising and Image Identity and Corporate Representation in Film, TV, Advertising, and Social Media. Courses taught at the CUNY Graduate Center include Film History 1; Documentary Film and Cultural Theory; and Spectacular Realities: Immersion and Interactivity in Film and the Related Arts.
Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016), 441 pages, 130 illustrations. Information here
Shivers Down Your Spine: Cinema, Museums, and the Immersive View (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008), 448 pages; 79 illustrations. Information here
Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology, and Turn-of-the-Century Visual Culture (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002), 463 pages, 100 illustrations. Information here
Selected Journal Articles:
“‘For the Amusement of the Shutins’: Distraction in Prison Film Exhibition,” Film History 28:3 (2016): 1-23.
“The Carceral Aesthetic: Seeing Prison on Film During the Early Cinema Period,” Early Popular Visual Culture 12:2 (Spring 2014): 174-98.
“Tableaux Morts: Execution, Cinema, and Galvanistic Fantasies,” Republics of Letters: A Journal for the Study of Knowledge, Politics, and the Arts 3:3 (April 2014): 1-31.
“A Portal to the Outside World: Motion Pictures Arrive in the Penitentiary,” Film History 25:4 (Fall 2013): 1-35.
“Sensual Vision: 3-D, Medieval Art, and the Cinematic Imaginary,” Film Criticism XXXVII: 3 (Spring/Fall 2013): 60-85.
“The Untrammeled Camera: A Topos of the Ethnographic Expedition Film,” Film History 25:1-2 (2013): 95-109.
“The 1920s Museum Sponsored Expedition Film: Beguiling Encounters in All-But-Forgotten Genre,” Early Popular Visual Culture 9:3 (Dec. 2011): 271-92.
“Magic, Wonder and the Fantastical Margins: Medieval Visual Culture and Cinematic Special Effects,” The Journal of Visual Culture 9:2 (Fall 2010): 163-88.
“The Revered Gaze: The Medieval Imaginary of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ,” Cinema Journal 47:4 (Winter 2006-07): 3-39.
“’They Go to See a Show’: Vicissitudes of Spectating and the Anxiety Over the Machine in the Nineteenth Century Science Museum,” Early Popular Visual Culture 6:3 (Fall 2006): 245-71.
“‘Shivers Down Your Spine’: Panoramas, Illusionism, and the Origins of the Cinematic Reenactment,” Screen 44:1 (Spring 2003): 1-37.
Selected Book Chapters:
“Cinema on the Move: Museum Sponsored Expedition Film in the Silent Era,” in Charlie Keil and Rob King, eds. The Oxford Companion to Silent Cinema (Oxford: Blackwell, forthcoming).
“Through Central Borneo with Carl Lumholtz: The Visual and Textual Output of a Norwegian Explorer,” in Eirik Frisvold Hanssen and Maria Fosheim Lund, eds. Small Country, Long Journeys: Norwegian Expedition Films (Oslo: National Museum of Oslo Press, 2017), 136-77.
“Sensory Media: The World Without and the World Within,” in Constance Classen, ed., A Cultural History of the Senses in the Age of Empire. The Cultural Histories series (London: Berg, 2014), 211-34.
“Camping Among the Indians: Visual Education and the Sponsored Expedition Film at the American Museum of Natural History,” in Joshua A. Bell, Alison K. Brown, and Robert J. Gordon, eds. Reinventing First Contact: Expeditions, Anthropology, and Popular Culture (Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2013), 90-108.
“Bound By Cinematic Chains: Early Cinema and Prisons, 1900-1915,” in Andre Gaudreault, Nicolas Dulac, and Santiago Hidalgo, eds., A Companion to Early Cinema, (Oxford: Blackwell, 2012), pp. 420-40.
“Playing at Being Indian: Spectatorship and the Early Western,” in Gary R. Edgerton and Mike Marsden, eds. Westerns: The Essential Journal of Popular Film and Television Collection (New York/London: Routledge, 2012). Reprinted from Journal of Popular Film and Television, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Fall. 2001): 100-111.
“Film Education in the Natural History Museum: Cinema Lights Up the Gallery in the 1920s,” in Devin Orgeron, Marsha Orgeron, and Dan Streible, eds., Learning with the Lights Off (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 124-44.
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Allison Hailey Hahn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College, CUNY. She earned a B.A. in Africana Studies, Anthropology, and Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She was then a Fulbright Research Fellow at the National University of Mongolia, Department of Political Science. After returning to the United States, she earned a Masters of International Development (MID) in Development Planning and Environmental Sustainability and a PhD in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh.
Professor Hahn’s research investigates the argumentation and protest strategies used in environmental controversies by pastoral-nomadic communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Mongolia and China. Before coming to Baruch, Professor Hahn directed the University of Pittsburgh Mongolian Field Studies Program, which took students through China, Russia, and Mongolia. She also coached for the Mongolian National Debate Team, the William Pitt Debating Union, and the Soros Foundation Youth Forum.
At Baruch, Professor Hahn offers courses in International Communication, Organizations in International Development, Research Methodology, Global Studies Capstone, and Organizational Responses to Social Movements and Social Media.
Hahn, A. (in press). Live from the Pastures: An Analysis of Maasai YouTube Protest Videos. To appear in Media Culture and Society.
Hahn, A. (2016). Teaching Persuasion Through Personal Advocacy. Communication Teacher, 30(1).
Hahn, A. (2016). Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors. [Review of the Book Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors by Amitai, Reuven; Biran, Michal (editors)]. Nomadic Peoples, 20, 151-155.
Hahn, A. (2014). Disruptive Definition as a Method of Deterritorialization in Modern Argumentative Contexts. International Association for the Study of Argumentation 2014, University of Amsterdam and the International Association for the Study of Argumentation, Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 3, 2014.
Hahn, A. (2013). Because We Once Lived There: Maasai Culture as an Argumentative Resource in the Serengeti. In Sellami, A.L. (Ed.), Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and Pedagogy: Proceedings of the 2013 4th
International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate, and Pedagogy (pp. 25-36). Doha, January 11–13, 2013.
Hahn, A., Hahn, T., & Hobeika, O. (2013). Finding Your Voice: Novice Guide to PolicyDebate. New York: International Debate Education Association. Available at: https://www.academia.edu/4736697/Finding_
Na’Puti, T. & Hahn, A. (2013). “Plebiscite Deliberations: Self-Determination & Deliberative Democracy in Guam,” Journal of Public Deliberation: 9:2, Article
11. Available at: http://www.publicdeliberation.net/
Jamel Coy Hudson is Lecturer of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy in the Department of Communication Studies at CUNY Baruch College. He completed his Ph.D. coursework in Communication at Regent University, earned an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Regent University and earned his BA & MA with distinction in Rhetorical Studies from Hofstra University. Jamel Coy Hudson has also studied Religion and Presidential Politics at Union Theological Seminary and Ministry and Leadership at New York Theological Seminary.
Jamel Coy Hudson joined Baruch College after beginning his teaching career at Hofstra University, where he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Writing Studies and Rhetoric Department and Faculty Tutor in the Hofstra Writing Center. He is an accomplished rhetorician with experience presenting at the National Communication Annual Convention, the Character.org National Forum Conference, and the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association Conference. At Baruch College, he teaches courses in Speech Communication, Classical Rhetoric, and Persuasion.
In addition to the information above, Jamel Coy Hudson is an educational consultant for the not-for-profit organization Empower 1 Self, Inc. His work allows him to travel to K-12 schools in New York City and on Long Island providing consultation services on character education, communication education, unconscious bias, and arts in education.
Jamel Coy Hudson is the proud son of Mr. Ronald Byron Hudson and Dr. Tracy Hudson. He considers God’s Grace and his parent’s love the greatest gifts he has received.
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Michael Kaplan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College, CUNY. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine, in the former USSR. He earned a B.A. with Honors in English at the University of Chicago and an M.A. and PhD in Communication Studies at Northwestern University.
While in graduate school, Kaplan operated a graphic design studio and consulted on marketing communication projects for dozens of organizations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and global advertising agencies to non-profits and small businesses. Prior to coming to Baruch College, he taught at IUPUI, Indiana University and Lake Forest College.
Professor Kaplan’s research combines rhetorical theory, political philosophy and media criticism to investigate the cultural dimensions of democratic citizenship and public life. He has published a book, Friendship Fictions: The Rhetoric of Citizenship in the Liberal Imaginary (University of Alabama Press, 2010), as well as a series of articles, book reviews and conference papers. His work has appeared in leading journals, including Public Culture, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Cultural Studies, Philosophy & Rhetoric and Culture, Theory & Critique. These publications have engaged such topics as the rhetoric of financial speculation, the politics of film interpretation, the poetics of citizenship in liberal culture, and the paradoxes of language in theories of radical democracy.
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Minna Logemann received her doctoral degree (D. Sc. Econ.) in international business communication from the Aalto University, School of Business in Helsinki 2014, the largest university in Finland (20,000 students), and accredited AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. She joins Baruch as Assistant Professor of Global Corporate Communication from Aalto University where she holds a position of Professor of Practice at the Department of Management, Unit of Organizational Communication since 2014. She has been teaching undergraduate and graduate students (Aalto University School of Business) as well as business leaders (Aalto Executive Education) in Finland and internationally. She contributes to a research program aimed at publishing in peer-reviewed research journals; her current publication manuscripts in review process focus on strategic changes in pluralistic organizations and on exploring the role of communication as basis for managerial sensegiving, organizational sensemaking and identitities. She is interested in viewing communication as constitutive in modern organizations, in organizing work and micro-level practices – fluid teams, virtuality of work and blurred organizational boundaries in reputation management are phenomena at the core of her research interest.
Prior her doctoral studies Professor Logemann worked for 20 years as a practitioner in communication positions in Finland, the UK and in the USA. She started her doctoral studies while she was working in the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Communication and Investor Relations in a multinational corporation. Her business experience comprises public and private industrial companies as well as public relations and advertising agencies; and she has held responsibilities in corporate communications, marketing communications, investor relations, media relations, internal communication, crisis management, and corporate sustainability.
Professor Logemann’s research and teaching has been acknowledged by awards including “Highly Commended Paper” in 2016 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited for the article Logemann, M. and Piekkari, R. (2015). Localize or local lies? The power of language and translation in the multinational corporation, critical perspectives on international business, 11(1), pp. 30 – 53; Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation of 2015 by the Association for Business Communication (ABC); Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Paper 2015 by EDAMBA (European Doctoral Programs Association in Management and Business Administration); and Emerald Innovation Award at 2017 International Business Pedagogy Workshops, Georgia State University Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).
Logemann, M., Cornelissen, J., & Piekkari, R. (2018, October). The sense of it all: Framing and narratives in sensegiving about a strategic change. Long Range Planning. doi: 10.1016/j.lrp.2018.10.002
Logemann, M. and Piekkari, R. (2015). Localize or local lies? The power of language and translation in the multinational corporation, critical perspectives on international business, 11(1), pp. 30 – 53.
Järventie-Thesleff, R., Logemann, M., Piekkari, R. and Tienari, J. (2016). Roles and identity work in ‘at-home’ ethnography, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 5(3), pp. 235-257.
RECENT REVIEWER JOBS:
Membership in the Doctoral Thesis Proposal Committee 2017 at the Department of Management, The Corporate Communication Section, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Denmark; Principal supervisor: Constance Kampf, MGMT; Academy of Management Conference paper proposals.
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Caryn Medved received her doctoral degree in speech communication from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations-human resource management from Michigan State University, and her BA in communication from Michigan State University.
Her research agenda focuses on issues of work and life balance, including dual-career couple negotiations, identity struggles for stay-at-home mothers, single-employee backlash in the workplace, and work and family socialization. She is currently conducting a study of stay-at-home fathers and breadwinning mothers funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. See additional information about this project from the September issue of Marie Claire magazine.
Caryn has conducted communication-related training for private industry and non-profit organizations including: the International Mass Retailers Association (IMRA), Wal-mart Corporation, Institute for Local Government and Rural Development and the Human Resource Institutes at Ohio University. She has also conducted training workshops and served on panels devoted to issues of work and family balance for the Columbus Metropolitan Club and the Academy of Leadership and Governance.
Medved, C. E. & Rawlins, W. K. (2011). At home fathers and breadwinning mothers: Variations in constructing work and family lives. Women & Language, 39, 9-39.
Medved, C. E. & Turner, L. (2011). Qualitative practices and practicing reflexivity. Women & Language, 39, 109-113.
Medved, C.E. (2011). Book Review: Unfinished revolution: How a new generation is reshaping work, family and gender in America by Kathleen Gerson. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 312-313.
Medved, C. E. (2010). Work and family communication. In S. Sweet & J. Casey (Eds.), Work and family encyclopedia. Chestnut Hill, MA: Sloan Work and Family Research Network.
Medved, C. E. (2009). Gender crossing, work and family configurations and career outcomes. In S. Sweet & J. Casey (Eds.), Work and family encyclopedia. Chestnut Hill, MA: Sloan Work and Family Research Network.
Medved, C. E. (2009). Positioning breadwinning mother identities. Women’s Studies Quarterly, 37(3&4), 136-152.
Medved, C. E. (2009). Women at the top: Powerful leaders tell us how to combine work and family, by Diane Halpern and Fanny Cheung. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 1.
Medved, C. E. (2009). Crossing and transforming occupational and household divisions of labor: Reviewing literatures and deconstructing divisions. In C. Beck (Ed.), Communication Yearbook (pp. 457-484). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Broadfoot, K., Carlone, D., Medved, C. E. Aakaus, M., Gabor, E., & Taylor, K. (2008). Meaningful work and organizational communication: Troubling boundaries, questioning positionality and empirical engagements. Management Communication Quarterly, 22, 152-161.
Medved, C. E. (2008). “When do I get break?”: Unexpected emotions of a stay at home dad. In E. L. Kirby & M. C. McBride (Eds.), Gender actualized: Cases In Communicatively Constructing Realities (pp. 67-69). Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Press.
Medved, C. E. (2008). Opting Out? Why women really quit careers and head home. [Review of the book Opting Out? Why women really quit careers and head home, by P. Stone]. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70, 1325-1330.
Medved, C. E. (2008). Excavating the rhetorical roots of work for scholars and teachers of organizational communication. Journal of Communication Studies, 1, 1.
Medved, C. E. (2007). Special Issue Introduction: Investigating family labor in communication studies: Threading across historical and contemporary discourses. Journal of Family Communication, 7, 1-19.
Medved, C. E., Novak, D. (2006). The ethics of work and family. In S.K. May (Ed.), Case Studies in Organizations: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, 49-58.
Medved, C. E., & Graham, E. E. (2006). Communicating contradictions: (Re)Producing dialectical tensions through work, family, and balance memorable messages. Turner, L.H., & West, R. (Eds.). The Sourcebook for Family Communication (pp. 353-372). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Medved, C. E., Brogan, S., McClanahan, A. M., Morris, J. F., & Shepherd, G. J. (2006). Work and Family Socializing Communication: Messages, Gender, and Power. Journal of Family Communication, 6, 161-180.
Medved, C. E., & Kirby, E. L. (2005). Family CEOs: A feminist analysis of corporate mothering discourses. Management Communication Quarterly, 18, 435-478.
Hubbell, A. P., Chorry-Assad, R., Medved, C. E. (2005). A New Approach to Organizational Deception. The North American Journal of Psychology, 7, 171-180.
Medved, C. E. (2004). The everyday accomplishment of work and family: Accounting for practical actions and commonsense rules in everyday routines. Communication Studies, 55, 128-154.
Medved, C. E., & Apker, J. (2003; 2nd ed. 2005). Stress, burnout, and work-family conflict: Managing multiple roles during an organizational merger. In J. Keyton & P. Shockley-Zalabak (Eds.), Case Studies for Organizational Communication: Understanding Communication Processes (pp. 330-344). Roxbury Press: Los Angeles, CA.
Kirby, E., Golden, A., Medved, C. E., Jorgenson, J., & Buzzanell, P. M. (2003). Exploring organizational communication problematics for empowerment: Challenging and revisioning the discourse of work and family research. In P. Kalbfleish (Ed.), Communication Yearbook, 21 (pp. 1-44).
Modaff, D. P., & Medved, C. E. (2002). Illustrating the complexities of supervisor-subordinate communication. Communication Teacher, 17, 8-10.
Medved, C. E., & Heisler, J. (2002) Critical student-faculty interactions: Non-traditional students manage multiple roles. Communication Education, 51, 105-120.
Medved, C. E., Morrison, K., Dearing, J. W., Larson, R. S., Cline, G., & Brummans, B. H. J. (2001). Tensions in community health initiatives: Communication and collaboration in a managed care environment. Journal of Applied Communication, 29, 137-152.
Miller, V. D., & Medved, C. E. (2000). Dialogue: Managing after the merger: The challenges of employee feedback and performance appraisals. Management Communication Quarterly, 13, 659-667.
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Rebecca Merkin holds a BS from New York University, an MS in Management from Boston University, and a PhD in Communication from Kent State University.
Rebecca Merkin worked in management at McKinsey & Company, TPF&C, and Merrill Lynch before pursuing an academic career. Professor Merkin has published articles in numerous journals including the Atlantic Journal of Communication, International Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, Journal of Intercultural Communication, Journal of International Women’s Studies, Ohio Speech Journal, and International Journal of Intercultural Relations. She has given presentations on communication at conferences of the Academy of Management, Eastern Communication Association, National Communication Association, International Communication Association, and the International Academy of Intercultural Research.
Professor Merkin teaches Communication Strategies, Managerial Communication, Communication for Executives, Interpersonal Communication, and Internship in Business and Public Communication in the undergraduate programs as well as Research Methods in the graduate program. Current research interests include communication in organizations, intercultural communication, sexual harassment in the workplace, job satisfaction, and social interaction processes such as impression management, facework communication, and job satisfaction.
Merkin, R. S. (2018). Saving face in business: Managing cross-cultural interactions. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Articles and Chapters in Books
Merkin, R. (in press). Employee life satisfaction and social capital factors relating to organizational citizenship. Performance Improvement Quarterly.
Merkin, R. S. (2019). A cognitive behavioral approach towards bullying remediation. In E. Vanderheiden & C.-H. Mayer (Eds.), Transforming shame in culture and context: Practical applications and exercises for growth. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
Gareis, E., Goldman, J., & Merkin, R. (2019). Promoting intercultural friendship among college students. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 12(1), 1-22..doi: 10.1080/17513057.2018.1502339
Merkin, R. (2018). Cross-cultural communication theory and research: Overview. In Y. Y. Kim (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of intercultural communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781118783665jeicc0098
Merkin, R. S. (2017). From shame to guilt: The remediation of bullying across cultures and the U.S. In E. Vanderheiden & C.-H. Mayer (Eds.), The value of shame (pp. 223-248). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi 10.1007/978-3-319-53100-7_10
Merkin, R. (2016). Pakistani cultural characteristics: Updated VSM scores and facework geared towards increasing women’s access to education. In S. Roy & I. S. Shaw (Eds.), Communicating differences: Culture, conflict, peace education, and media: A reader (pp. 168-181). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Merkin, R., & Ramadan, R. (2016). Communication practices in the US and Syria. SpringerPlus, 5(1), 1-12. doi: 10.1186/s40064-016-2486-9
Ramadan, R. M., & Merkin, R. S. (2016). The mediating role of general self-efficacy on the relationship between culture and communication behavior of Syrians. International Journal of Social Science & Human Behavior Study, 3(2), 43-52.
Merkin, R. (2015). The relationship between individualism/collectivism: Consultation and harmony needs. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 39, 1-21.
Merkin, R. S. & Shah, M. K. (2014). The impact of sexual harassment on job satisfaction, turnover intentions, and absenteeism: findings from Pakistan compared to the United States. SpringerPlus, 3, 215-227. doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-3-215
Merkin, R., Taras, V., & Steel, P. (2014). State-of-the-art themes in cross-cultural communication research: A meta-analytic review. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 38, 1-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2013.10.004
Merkin, R. (2012). Sexual harassment indicators: The socio-cultural and cultural impact of marital status, age, education, race, and sex in Latin America. Intercultural Communication Studies, 21(1), 154-172.
Merkin, R. (2012). Middle Eastern impression management communication. Cross-Cultural Research, 46(2), 1-28. doi: 10.1177/1069397111424867
Gareis, E., Merkin, R., & Goldman, J. (2011). Intercultural friendship: Linking communication variables and friendship success. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 40(2), 153-171. doi: 10.1080/17475759.2011.581034
Merkin, R. (2011). Cultural processes [Review of the book Cultural processes: A social psychological perspective, by A. K.-Y. Leung, C.-Y. Chiu, & Y.-Y. Hong (Eds)]. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30(4), 456-459. doi:10.1177/0261927X11416209.
Merkin, R., & Gareis, E. (2011). The impact of communication ability on learning. Pennsylvania Communication Annual, 67, 10-26.
Merkin, R., & Ramadan, R. (2010). Facework in Syria and the U.S.. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34(6), 661-669.
Merkin, R. (2010). Uncertainty avoidance. In R. Jackson (Ed.), The encyclopedia of identity (pp. 849-852). Newbury Park, CA: SAGE.
Merkin, R. (2010). Cross-cultural reliability and validity of the aggressively-worded verbal aggressiveness scale. Communication Research Reports, 27, 90-95.
Merkin, R. (2009). Power distance and facework strategies. In D. A. Cai (Ed.), Intercultural communication: SAGE benchmarks in communication, Vol. 4. Managing intercultural communication (pp. 281-303). London, United Kingdom: SAGE.
Merkin, R. (2009). Cross-cultural communication patterns: Korean and American communication practices. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 20, 1-11.
Merkin, R. (2009). Cross-cultural differences in approach avoidance communication in South Korea and the US. Human Communication, 12, 199-213.
Merkin, R. (2009). South American perspectives on sexual harassment: The standpoint in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 10, 357-376.
Merkin, R. (2008). The impact of sexual harassment on turnover intentions, absenteeism, and job satisfaction: Findings from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 10, 73-91.
Merkin, R. (2008). Cross-cultural differences in perceiving sexual harassment: Demographic incidence rates of sexual harassment/sexual aggression in Latin America. North American Journal of Psychology, 10, 277-290.
Merkin, R. (2008) Sexual harassment and cultural issues: A conceptual review and integration of global communication developments. International Journal of Communication, 3, 193-210.
Merkin, R. (2006). Power distance and facework strategies. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 35, 139-160.
Merkin, R. (2006). Uncertainty avoidance and facework: A test of the Hofstede model. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 30, 213-228.
Merkin, R. (2005). The influence of masculinity-femininity on cross-cultural facework. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 34, 267-289.
Merkin, R. (2005). Measuring culture: The utility of verifying Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. In W. J. Starosta & G.-M. Chen (Eds.), International and Intercultural Annual (pp. 257-274). Newbury Park, CA: SAGE.
Merkin, R. (2004). Long-term orientation and facework strategies. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 12, 163-176.
Merkin, R. (2000). Conversational strategies for face-threatening situations. In C. Waugh, W. Gorden, & K. Golden (Eds.), Let’s talk: A cognitive skills approach to interpersonal communication (pp. 59-63). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Phone: 646-312- 3720
Location: NVC 8-240
Elizabeth Minei joins Baruch as Assistant Professor of Communication, with research interests in leadership, high-reliability organizations, small-group/team communication, entrepreneurial issues, globalization and glocalization, and cyberterrorism. She is fascinated by the intersection between interpersonal and organizational communication, and frequently studies leadership, supervisor-subordinate communication, organizational learning, small business growth, and message framing processes. Professor Minei has received numerous teaching and research awards, including the Stanley L. Saxon Applied Research Award for her work assessing the communication practices between firefighters and the Ragan-Kramer-Wieder Qualitative Dissertation Award for her work with small businesses.
PhD, University of Oklahoma, Organizational and Interpersonal Communication
M.A., University of Central Florida, Organizational and Interpersonal Communication
B.A., Queens University of Charlotte, Corporate Communication
National Communication Association
Lambda Pi Eta
Communication & the Future Division
Organizational Communication Division
Applied Research Division
Most recent publications:
Minei, E. M., & Eatough, E., Cohen-Charash, Y. (2018). Discursive leadership: Managing illegitimate work tasks through explanation and acknowledgement. Management Communication Quarterly, 1-28.
Minei, E. M., & Shearer-Dunn, K. (2017). Teaching group interdependence: A campus murder mystery activity. Communication Teacher, 172-176.
Breiner, T., & Minei, E. M. (2016). Corporate acculturation neglect in cross-border acquisitions: The case of Denmark and the United States. Journal of International Communication. 1-22.
Minei, E., (2016). Teaching small group communication: A Do Good project. Insight: Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 11(1), 1-15.
Minei, E. (2015). Discursive leadership: Harmonious and discordant framing-to-sensemaking outcomes. Journal of Creative Communications, 10(2), 141-160.
Taha, D., Hastings, S. O., & Minei, E. (2015). Shaping student activists: Discursive sensemaking of activism and participation research. The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15(6), 1-15.
Minei, E., & Matusitz, J. (2013). Cyberterrorist messages: A semiotic analysis. Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, 1, 106-121.
Weger, H. Jr., Castle, G. R., Emmett, M. C., Minei, E. M. (2014). The relative effectiveness of active listening in initial interactions. International Journal of Listening, 28, 13-31.
Minei, E, & Bisel, R. (2013). Negotiating the meaning of team expertise: A firefighter team’s epistemic denial. Small Group Research, 44, 7-32.
Minei, E. & Matusitz, J. (2013). Diffusion and glocalization: Dialectical tensions for Wal-Mart in Mexico. Global Business Perspectives, 1, 106-121.
Matusitz, J., & Minei, E. (2013). New trends in globalization: An examination of the Brazilian case. Journal of Social Change, 43, 1, 1-19.
Minei, E. & Matusitz, J. (2012). Cyberspace as a new arena for terroristic propaganda: An updated examination. Poiesis and Praxis: International Journal of Technology, 9(1), 163-176.
Matusitz, J., & Minei, E. (2011). Cultural adaptation of an MNC in Mexico: A success story. Transition Studies 18(2), 418-429.
Minei, E., & Matusitz, J. (2011). Cyberterrorist messages and their effects on targets: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 21(8), 995-1019.
Matusitz, J., & Minei, E. (2009). Cyberterrorism: Its effects on health-related infrastructures. Journal of Digital Forensic Practice, 2(4), 161-171.
Location: NVC 8-240
Beth Seplow holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology, Summa cum Laude, from Brooklyn College where she was a Phi Beta Kappa candidate, a Master of Science in Audiology from The City College of New York, and an advanced Post Masters Degree in Speech Communication from New York University.
As a member of the Adjunct faculty at both Baruch College and New York University for over 30 years she has extensive experience teaching courses in Communication and Communication related areas such as Speech Communication and Speech Courses for students whose second language was English at Baruch College as well as Debate, Organizational Communication, Interviewing Strategies, Team Building, Persuasion, Phonetics and Phonemics of American English and Voice and Diction at New York University.
In addition to the above, Beth Seplow organized, oversaw and was Head Judge of the prestigious Sandham and Chesterlane Public Speaking Contest at New York University for 10 years.
Location: NVC 4-286
Rianne Subijanto is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College, City University of New York. She received a B.A. in English from Universitas Indonesia, an M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University, and a PhD in Communication and Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory from University of Colorado Boulder. A specialist on communication technology, social emancipation, and history of colonialism in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, she has conducted archival research in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Britain, the United States, and Russia. Her current book project, provisionally titled “Revolutionary Communication: Enlightenment at the Dawn of Indonesia,” examines the communicative sociotechnical systems of resistance produced by ordinary people in the early communist anticolonial struggles in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1920s. This book project won an Honorable Mention for the 2016 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize from the American Journalism Historians Association.
Her interdisciplinary research has appeared in multiple languages in journals including International Journal of Communication, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Journal, Digithum, Tijdschrift voor Geschiednis, and IndoPROGRESS Jurnal Pemikiran Marxis as well as in edited books on topics including the global influence of the Russian Revolution and critical discourse analysis.
Professor Subijanto is a 2019-2021 Junior Fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography and has received grants and fellowships from Fulbright, American Association of University Women (AAUW), University of Colorado Boulder’s James R., Ann R. and R. Jane Emerson (McCall) Dissertation Fellowship, Baruch College’s the Eugene M. Lang Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, the CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, and PSC-CUNY Research Award Program.
At Baruch, she offers courses: at the undergraduate level, COM 3060 Media Analysis and Criticism, COM 3076 International Communication, COM 3057 Introduction to Digital Communication and Culture, and a special topic on Media, Activism and Social Justice; and, at the graduate level, COM 9505 Media Analysis for Corporate Communication.
Phone: 646-312- 3972
Location: NVC 8-235
Richard Wilkins is an associate professor of communication at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Baruch College. He received his PhD in Communication from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He joined Baruch College as an assistant professor in 2002, becoming associate professor in 2008. Over the course of his fellowship year in 2010-11 he held an interim professor position at the newly formed School of Communication, Media, and Theatre at Tampere University in central Finland. He was a visiting research fellow in the summer of 2014 at the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies at Sussex University in the UK.
Professor Wilkins teaches to Baruch’s Macaulay Honors College students as well as serving primarily students of the newly created communication studies major and its more established minor. His coursework includes studies of language and social interaction; intercultural, interpersonal, and public speech communication; as well as quantitative research methodology for communication studies.
His work appears in major national and international journals in the field of communication, language, and culture. His recent book Culture in Rhetoric draws on ethnographic theory and rhetorical studies to explore moments of identification and division is everyday conversation. As the lead editor of the book Speech Culture in Finland he brought together scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to explore a speech code operating in the varying public, professional, and personal contexts of Finnish life. He is presently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Form in Communication: Advances in Ethnographic Analysis. The book advances the thesis that when communicative action can be linked to regularized forms, we can explore the relative cultural significance of communicative meanings functioning in the varied contexts in which these actions are found.
Wilkins, R. & Wolf, K. (2014). Culture in Rhetoric. Series: Language as Social Action (Ed. Howard Giles), Vol. 19. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Wilkins, R. & Isotalus, P. (2009). Speech Culture in Finland. New York, NY: University Press of America .
Papers in Professional Journals
Wilkins, R. & Wolf, K. (2012). The role of ethnography in rhetorical analysis: The new rhetorical turn. Empedocles 3 (1):7-23.
Gareis, E., & Wilkins, R. (2011). Love expression in the United States and Germany. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35, 307-319. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.06.006
Gareis, E., & Wilkins, R. (2011). Communicating love: A sociocultural perspective. In C. T. Salmon (Ed.), Communication Yearbook (Vol. 35) (pp. 199-239). New York, NY: Routledge.
Wolf, K., Milburn, T., & Wilkins, R. (2008). Expressions of Culture in the Communication Classroom. Business Communication Quarterly, 71(2), 171-183.
Wilkins, R. (2007). Cultural frames: Loci of intercultural communication asynchrony in a CBS 60 Minutes news segment. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 31, 243-258.
Wilkins, R. (2006). Agonistic depictions of communication: Vaikeneminen [silence] vs. puhuminen [speaking] in classroom settings for adult education in Finland. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 14, 247-266.
Wilkins, R. (2006). Cultural terms for communication: Sources of intercultural asynchrony in ESL settings in Finland. Communication Reports, 19, 101-110.
Wilkins, R. & Gareis, E. (2006). Emotion expression and the locution “I love you”: A cross-cultural study. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 30, 51-75.
Wilkins, R., Wolf, K. & Milburn, T. (2005). Teaching “culture” as an expressive practice. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 30, 86-88.
Wilkins, R. (2005) The optimal form: Inadequacies and excessiveness within the asiallinen [matter of fact] nonverbal style in public and civic settings in Finland. Journal of Communication, 55, 383-401.
Milburn, T., Wilkins, R. & Wilkins, K.W. (2001) Reflexive Moments: Negotiating Researcher Roles in Participant Observation. The Iowa Journal of Communication, 33, 106-123
Wilkins, R. (1995). An ethnographic study of the classroom and boarding school life of a folk high school. In Kauppi et al. (Eds.), Adult Learning in a Cultural Context: Adult and Continuing Education Research in Finland (pp. 46-56). Tammer-Paino: Tampere.
Part-Time Graduate Faculty
Phone: (646) 312-3720
Before founding Communications and Crisis Management Consultants (CCMC), Steve Dishart was a managing director of Communications and Human Resources for Zürich-based Swiss Re, a leading and diversified reinsurer with offices in more than 25 countries. He and his team were responsible for strategic internal and external communications as well as advertising and sponsorship in Latin America, Canada and the United States, Swiss Re’s largest market.
Before joining Swiss Re in January of 2000, Steve was first vice president and director of Corporate Communications for Pittsburgh-based Mellon Financial Corporation. He was responsible for all internal and external communications globally as well as the company’s annual report and other financial publications.
Steve began his career as a broadcast journalist, where he won a number of journalism awards for news reporting and was involved in network reporting of national news stories. He is the past chairman of the Insurance Information Institute Communications Committee, and he is a trustee of the Institute for Public Relations and a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, The Public Relations Seminar and an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America.
Steve’s personal philanthropic and volunteer activities include serving on the Board of Trustees of ArtsWestchester, where he led a rebranding of the organization, and he serves on the boards of Green Chimneys Children’s Services and the New York League of Conservations Voters Education Fund. He is also active in other community, industry and volunteer organizations, including Bridges to Community, which builds homes in the poorest regions of Nicaragua.
Corporate Relations, Information Technology, Corporate Intranet/Internet and Social Media
Phone: (646) 312-3797
Peter Hirsch is a strategic communications counselor with more than 25 years experience in corporate image, financial communications and crisis management. His clients have included a diverse group of global multinationals including AstraZeneca, Bank of Tokyo, FTSE, Fujitsu, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, Macquarie Bank, Penske, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Wyeth. He has also worked for trade associations such as the National Tooling & Machining Association and the Securities Industry Association.
Peter has a broad range of experience in crisis and issues management. He represented the Greek government during the TWA hostage-taking at Athens airport and counseled the government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico after the devastating DuPont Plaza Hotel fire which took the lives of 100 tourists. Other governments he has advised include the Philippines during debt renegotiations under President Aquino, Colombia and Cyprus. He is an expert in litigation public relations and has counseled many companies in product liability lawsuits and other crisis situations, including C.R. Bard, CBS-TV, GTE, Collagen Corporation, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (now Novartis), G.D. Searle and U.S. Surgical. Peter advised E.F. Hutton during their “check-kiting” allegations and helped manage communications for Ernst & Young during the S&L settlement with the U.S. government.
Peter regularly consults with clients on web-related issues such as breaches of privacy, denial of service attacks and consumer boycotts. He has made presentations on managing corporate reputation online to The Conference Board, Best Practices in Public Relations and the Corporate Communications Institute where he serves as an advisory board member. He has also taught crisis communications as associate professor at Columbia, Fordham and NYU. He has published articles and been quoted on the subject of global public relations strategies in numerous trade and professional publications, including Corporate Communications International, Investors Business Daily, IR Magazine and PR Week.
Peter is a graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford, with honors in History and Modern Languages. He is fluent in German and French.
Phone: (646) 312-3802
Phone: (646) 312-3802
Location: VC 8-230C
Dr. Sana Reynolds, an Associate Professor on the adjunct faculty of Baruch, CUNY, has over 20 years of extensive multinational experience as a consultant in the United States and overseas. She has successfully completed assignments for British, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Russian and Swiss companies. Dr. Reynolds has a proven track record developing programs in cross-cultural communication and organizational communication, and coaching executives for promotion. In addition to native fluency in English, French, Ukrainian, and Russian, and eight years’ living and working experience in Western Europe and in Asia, she has a Ph.D. from Tulane University, a Doctorat d’universite from the Sorbonne, and a M.A. from Middlebury. Her areas of expertise include:
- Tailored programs that address cross-cultural communication, creating cultural synergy, and partnering productively in a global environment (Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Anheuser-Busch Incorporated, Coach, Credit Suisse First Boston, Monmouth County Park System, Nippon Credit Bank, Bank Dagang Negara, Avon Products, Hongkong Shanghai Bank, Exxon). Dr. Reynolds’ recently published books — Guide to Cross-Cultural Communication (Prentice Hall, June 2003) and Guide for Internationals: Culture, Language and ESL (Prentice Hall, June 2005) — have been extremely well received.
- Customized communication programs to effect change in presentation style (The New York Times, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and in writing and document design in specific professions: bank supervision officers, risk management analysts, economists (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and New York State Banking Department), strategic planners (The New York Times, JPMorganChase), project engineers, scientists, and technical staff (Exxon Biochemical Division, Hutchison Whampoa, Engelhard Engineering), internal audit staff (Ernst & Young, Seagram & Sons, Avon and Exxon), tax attorneys and accountants, credit policy and realty analysts (Chemical Bank), eurodollar and foreign exchange traders (IBJ Schroder Bank), account executives (ESI), e-consultants and sourcing experts (JPMorgan Chase).
- Executive coaching to prepare middle and senior-level executives for partnership (Ernst & Young) and promotion (American Express, Chase Manhattan Bank, Moody’s, Scholastic Publishing). Specific areas of concentration – partnering clients, mentoring staff, and developing executive communication skills.
At Baruch College, Professor Reynolds teaches Intercultural Communication in the undergraduate program and Workplace Communication in the graduate program.
Guide for Internationals: Culture, Language and ESL, Prentice Hall Series in Advanced Business Communication, June 2005.
Guide to Cross-Cultural Communication, Prentice Hall Series in Advanced Business Communication, June 2003.
“Composing Effective E-Mail Messages” Communication World, July 1997; PR & Communications, Africa, August 1997.
“Editing: The Hidden Management Tool… How Editing Can Assist Empowerment.” Communication World, October/November 1996; PRSA Today, January 1997; The Fed, March/April 1997, PR & Communications, Africa, July 1997.
“How to Write to Sell Your Products Overseas” ECOC Newsletter, September, 1996; Communication World, December, 1996; South African PR Journal, May, 1997.
“Confronting Sexual Harassment” U.S. Banker, July 1996.
Phone: (646) 312-3720
Dr. Nicholas J. Scalzo, the principal architect of OnTrack Training, completed his doctoral studies at The George Washington University’s Executive Leadership Doctoral Program and earned his degree in Human Resource Development, specializing in Counseling and Human and Organizational Studies (CHAOS). He earned his MBA at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and his undergraduate degree at St. John’s University .
Dr. Scalzo’s dissertation research — Radical Organizational Change and Organizational Memory Systems — provides a blueprint for organizational leaders to follow to successfully implement change initiatives and has helped scholars and organizations understand how to preserve organizational memory and knowledge while navigating the seas of organizational change.
Dr. Scalzo is also an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, New York Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, George Washington University, and Baruch College. He won Best Paper Award at the Conference on Corporate Communication in Wroxton, England in June 2005 and has published an article — Memory Loss? Corporate Knowledge and Radical Change (Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2006) — based on his research. His book Radical Organizational Change and Organizational Memory was published in 2009. He is currently writing a book on how organizations can retain the organizational memory when knowledge experts leave.
Dr. Scalzo’s previous work experience was with JP Morgan, Dime Savings Bank, National Securities Clearing Corporation, and Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, where he had progressively increased responsibilities in Human Resources, Organizational Development, and Training.
Dr. Scalzo is a past president and chair of the Long Island chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and is a certified SixSigma Greenbelt.
Current and previous clients include JP Morgan, Mobil Oil, Kodak, Pepsi, ABC Television Broadcast and Engineering, New York Power Authority (NYPA), Tech-Data Corporation, Florida Community College of Jacksonville (FCCJ), Ted Todd Allstate Insurance, International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), Vytra Healthcare, Harrison Conference Centers, Corporate Performance Consultants (CPC), and Girl Scouts of Nassau County, to name a few.
Phone: (646) 312-3797
Donald Singletary has held a variety of Executive and Senior Management positions at high profile organizations organizations such as AT&T, Health & Hospitals Corporation, Planned Parenthood, the National Council on Economic Education and Pace University, during some of their most significant and formative periods.
Singletary has secured placements in major media outlets including Parade, TIME, Glamour, New York Times Sunday Magazine, CBS Evening News, ABC’s “Nightline,” CNN, NPR, CNBC,“Today” and WNBC Channel 4.
As President of the communications firm, The Singletary Group, he has provided an array of services, including corporate communications, ethnic marketing, branding, advertising, editorial services, employee engagement, issues management, and strategic planning, to clients which have included the American Cancer Society, Burson-Marsteller, Pfizer, UniWorld Group, Inc., and Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.
His academic experience also includes many achievements–he was named the first recipient of the Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Communication’s Teaching Excellence Award, and established the first Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter charter at the Hofstra University School of Communication. Singletary has also held teaching positions at the New School Media Studies Graduate Program, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at NYU, and Baruch College. He utilizes his own extensive experience in the classroom in addition to presenting a variety of top level and influential professionals to interact with students, providing them with valuable insights and opportunities.
Singletary’s written works have appeared in several publications including the Washington Post, New York Daily News, Jersey Journal, Amsterdam News, Essence, several blogs and a textbook, Strategies for Argument. He is a regular contributor to “Dr. Rick Wright’s R&B Classics Show” on Power 620 AM Syracuse (available nationally via IHeart Radio) where he discusses issues and events in the news, media and society, as well as African-American history. Singletary, who holds an NAACP Silver Life Membership, has also appeared on the “Imhotep Gary Byrd” program on WBLS radio in New York, to discuss mental health issues among African American males.
A native New Yorker and avid runner, he has completed four New York City Marathon races. He received his BA degree from Sarah Lawrence College and his MA in Media Studies from the New School of Social Research.
Singletary’s career began when, as a high school intern, he co-produced a documentary for WINS – the nation’s premier all-news radio station. “Young and Black,” won the prestigious Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil Award.
Phone: (646) 312-3720
Professor Snell is a corporate finance professional with experience advising U.S. and European corporations on issues surrounding shareholder value. Professor Snell was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, where he worked for 20 years as a specialist in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory, financial analysis, and private equity. While at Morgan, he served as Head of M&A for the firm’s Paris Office, co-head of European M&A in London, and as an investment officer of J.P. Morgan Capital Corp., the private equity investment arm of J.P. Morgan. Professor Snell left Morgan in 1998 to become a founding partner of Marsh & McLennan Securities Corp., a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), where he headed the Insurance Advisory Group. In 2004 he assumed responsibility for compliance training at MMC where he developed and implemented training for over 50,000 employees in over 100 countries.
Professor Snell has led a series of Executive Development workshops on Economics, Accounting, and Strategic Decision-making for students in our master’s program in Corporate Communication and now teaches an MA seminar in Business Issues for Corporate Communicators. Professor Snell earned a BA in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA in Finance at The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
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