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 California, 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 8-234
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 8-240
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
Valerie Biwa is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Baruch College, CUNY. Professor Biwa is an intercultural communication scholar with research interests in global-centric issues stemming from globalization, cross-continental travel, and the intermingling of culturally, ethnically, and racially different peoples. She specializes in research about immigrant and sojourner adaptation and identity transformation. She is interested in examining acculturation and integration, multiple adaptation, and re-entry/re-acculturation and how these processes of adapting to receiving and homeland cultures cause identity conflict and facilitate changes in individuals’ cultural identities. Her foci are multicultural, cosmopolitan, and transnational identities. Professor Biwa also examines issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations with a special focus on women and female leadership.
Before pursuing an academic career, Professor Biwa worked in sales and marketing for Proctor & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser in the FMCG industry in Namibia. Professor Biwa holds a B.A. and M.A. in Communication from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Communication from The University of Oklahoma. At Baruch College, Dr. Biwa teaches undergraduate courses at the intersection of communication and culture and graduate courses in qualitative research methods.
Location: NVC 4-288
Sarah C. Bishop is the author of A Story To Save Your Life: Communication and Culture in Migrants’ Search for Asylum (Available Summer 2022, Columbia University Press). She has also authored Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement (Oxford, 2019), which won the Outstanding Book of the Year Award from the Intercultural Communication Division and the Best Book Award from the American Studies Division of the National Communication Association, and U.S. Media and Migration: Refugee Oral Histories (Routledge, 2016), which won the 2017 Sue DeWine Distinguished Scholarly Book Award. Professor Bishop specializes in research about storytelling, global communication, and migration to the United States using methods of oral history and critical media analysis.
At Baruch, Dr. Bishop 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 Advocacy, Gender/Race/Ethnicity in Communication, Media and Migration, Global Communication, and Privilege/Power/Difference. Her classes prioritize inclusive pedagogy, emotional intelligence, and participatory facilitation.
Professor Bishop’s recent research has been supported by the Bosch Foundation, 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. She received a Fulbright Scholar Award to live and work in Central America during 2020-2021 to pursue a project about the U.S. asylum process.
Dr. Bishop is on the Board of Directors of Mixteca Organization, a non-profit that works to enrich, equip, and empower the Latinx community in Brooklyn and beyond. She serves as an expert witness in immigration court on asylum cases from El Salvador.
“Intercultural Communication, the Influence of Trauma, and the Pursuit of Asylum in the United States.” Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 8, no. 2 (2021): 187-208.
“‘What Does a Torture Survivor Look Like?’ Nonverbal Communication in Asylum Interviews and Hearings.” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (2021): 1-20.
“Relational Tensions, Narrative, and Materiality: Intergenerational Communication in Families with Undocumented Immigrant Parents.” Co-authored with Dr. Caryn Medved. Journal of Applied Communication Research 48, no. 2 (2020): 227-247.
“An International Analysis of Governmental Media Campaigns to Deter Asylum Seekers.” International Journal of Communication 14 (2020): 1092–1114.
“Contact Isn’t Enough: Attitudes towards and Misunderstandings about Undocumented Immigrants among a Diverse College Population.” Co-authored with Dr. Nicholas Bowman. Ethnic and Racial Studies 43, no. 6 (2019): 1052-1071.
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): 159-173.
“(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 & Critique 10, no. 3 (2017): 479-498.
“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): 502-511.
“Planning, Conducting, and Writing Multi-Sited, Multi-Lingual Research with Survivors of Torture.” Journal of Applied Communication Research 43, no. 3 (2015): 357-362.
“‘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): 548-557.
“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): 155-171.
“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.
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 is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Baruch College. His interests include social movement communication (with a specific focus on protests and mass mobilizations); theorizations and mobilizations of “citizenship” in digital media studies, including digital citizenship, citizen journalism, citizens’ media, and civic media; the intersections between the globalization of digital platforms and the US foreign policy agenda; and comparative media systems research (centered on Brazil, Lusophone Africa, and Mexico). He previously served as the director of the Latin American Media Studies MA concentration at Texas A&M International University. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a CNPq Post-Doctoral Fellow at the State University of São Paulo (UNESP). From 2005-2009 he was a MacArthur Scholar in the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change at the University of Minnesota. He received a BA in Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina and a PhD in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas.
Since receiving his PhD in 2015, Davis has authored or co-authored over 25 articles or book chapters in journals including Communication Monographs; Communication Theory; International Journal of Communication; International Communication Gazette; Information, Communication, and Society; Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies; Digital Journalism; Development in Practice; and Journalism Practice; and collections like Civic Media: Theory, Design, Practice (2016); The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories (2017); The Pink Tide: Media and Political Power in Latin America (2017); Protests in the Information Age (2018); Mapping Citizen and Participatory Journalism in Newsrooms, Classrooms, and Beyond (2020); The Politics of Technology in Latin America (2020); and Political Communication in a Time of Coronavirus (2021). He serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals including Popular Communication, Revista Comunicação Midiática (Brazil), Revista de Comunicação Dialógica (Brazil), and Global Media Journal: Mexico.
Davis is co-editor with Immanuel Ness of Sanctions as War: Anti-Imperialist Perspectives on American Geo-Economic Strategy, the first comprehensive set of case-based analyses on the deleterious impacts of economic sanctions on the commercial, public health, and communicative infrastructures within targeted states. The book features contributions from an international cohort of scholars and features country-specific analyses of US, EU, or multilateral sanctions against Venezuela, Iraq, Cuba, China, Russia, the former Yugoslavia, Syria, and more. This book is part of the “Studies in Critical Social Sciences” series. The hardback version was published by Brill Publisher in January 2022 and the paperback published by Haymarket Books in March 2023.
He is also currently working on a book-length study tentatively titled The “Brazilian Spring” and the Poverty of Digital Activism. Based on roughly two years of fieldwork conducted in Brazilian cities (specifically Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) during and after the June 2013 nationwide protest wave, this project takes advantage of historical hindsight to turn a critical eye on these epochal mobilizations. Organized via Facebook and other social networking services, the 2013 protests initially focused on a variety of local struggles within Brazilian cities from increases in public transportation fares to unchecked police violence to the dedication of public funds to mega-events like the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. The sheer size of the protests led commentators (particularly within the international press and English-speaking academia) to label these demonstrations the “Brazilian Spring” and to celebrate the “revolutionary” role of digital media activism in giving a voice to Brazilian citizens. In subsequent years, however, the spark of digital protest solidified into an organized and well-funded right-wing media campaign focused first on amplifying claims of corruption against the center-left Workers’ Party administration and then on more broadly crafting a narrative around the existential threat caused by left-wing politics to the morality and security of Brazilian society. This channeling of momentum from the 2013 protests played a significant role first in the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff in 2016 and later in the election campaign of the far-right candidate and ex-army captain Jair Bolsonaro in 2018. In a nutshell, the book attempts to establish a sometimes wandering but nonetheless consistent arrow from the “Brazilian Spring” in 2013 to the election of Bolsonaro in 2018. In the process it calls on journalists, academics, and activists to be cautious about how we embrace wide-scale protests, horizontal or “leaderless” movements, and other acts of mass insurgency.
Beyond these two projects, Davis is working on a number of other research endeavors, including editing a special issue of Global Media and China focusing on problematizing and potentially even debunking dominant narratives about the predatory nature of Chinese investment in ICT and telecommunications infrastructures in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. He is also working on projects related to public health and digital media activism in favelas as well as a series of theoretical articles excoriating the much celebrated concept of “digital citizenship”—particularly as it is mobilized in US and European academic contexts.
Davis teaches a number of required classes in the Communication Studies major including “Introduction to Communication Studies”, “Digital Communication and Culture”, and “International Communication”. He also regularly teaches in the MA in Corporate Communication program, offering “Quantitative Research Methods in Communication” as well as topical courses—including a new graduate seminar entitled “Rethinking Cultures of Work”.
Finally, he is a firm believer in shared governance and the pivotal role of academic labor in resisting neoliberal austerity within and beyond the university. In this pursuit, he is currently the chair of the Baruch College chapter of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), CUNY’s faculty and academic staff trade union; as well as secretary of the union’s international committee. His work with the PSC earned him a place in City and State’s 2021 “Labor 40 Under 40” power list: https://www.cityandstateny.com/power-lists/2021/03/the-2021-labor-40-under-40/175110/
2024 Stuart Davis (ed.). China and the Global South: Interrogating imperialist ambitions. Edited Special Issue of Global Media and China. (Forthcoming).
2024 Stuart Davis. Right-Wing Leninism in Brazil: Lessons from O Movimento Brasil Livre. South Atlantic Quarterly (Forthcoming).
2023 Melissa Santillana and Stuart Davis. Freedom of the press under Andres Manuel López Obrador: The struggle between journalistic autonomy and national sovereignty. In Ruben Garcia and Martin Echevarria (eds.) Mexican Media and Politics 20 Years After the Democratic Transition. Palgrave-MacMillan (Forthcoming).
2023 Stuart Davis, João Ozawa, Joe Straubhaar, and Samuel Wooley. When right-wing populism becomes distorted public health communication: Tracing the roots of Jair Bolsonaro’s epidemiological denialism. International Journal of Communication, 17, 1818–1836. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/19729/4080
2022 Ariadne Gonzalez and Stuart Davis. Nurse-patient communication on the South Texas border: Negotiating language and cultural discordance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Communication, 7. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcomm.2022.998434/full
2022 Stuart Davis. Economic sanctions, communication infrastructures, and the destruction of communicative sovereignty. In Davis and Ness (see below), pp. 63-77.
2022 Jesse Bucher and Stuart Davis. Boycott and sanctions as tactics in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement. In Davis and Ness (see below), pp. 345-359.
2022 Stuart Davis and Immanuel Ness (eds.) Sanctions as War: Anti-Imperialist Perspectives on American Geo-Economic Strategy (“Studies in Critical Social Sciences” Series). Brill Publications (Hardcover)/Haymarket Books (Paperback).
2021 Stuart Davis. Bullshit human rights: Breitbart’s “Cartel Chronicles” and militarized framing of humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico Border. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 36(3). https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2021.1985081
2021 What is Netflix imperialism? Interrogating the monopoly aspirations of the ‘World’s largest television network’. Information, Communication, & Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1993955
2021 Ariadne Gonzalez, Stuart Davis, and Jiwon Kim. La Gordiloca and the vicissitudes of social media journalism on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Communication Monographs, 88(1), 71-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2020.1865554
2021 Stuart Davis. More than “a little flu”: Digital advocacy journalism and the struggle for health justice in Brazil under COVID-19. In Peter van Aelst and Jay Blumler (eds.). Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus. Routledge, pp. 120-136.
2020 Stuart Davis and Melissa Santillana. Speaking for communities and against oppression: Digital media responses to COVID-19 within marginalized communities of Brazil and Mexico. In David Plascencia Ramirez and Avery Glaw (eds.). The Politics of Technology in Latin America, Volume 02. Routledge, pp. 62-77.
2020 Stuart Davis. Citizen health journalism. In Melissa Wall (ed.) Mapping Citizen and Participatory Journalism in Newsrooms, Classrooms, and Beyond. Routledge, pp. 186-203.
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. 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. http://doi.org/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. http://doi.org/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. http://doi.org/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. 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. 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. http://doi.org/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. 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: International Journal of Media and Culture, 14(4), 212-223. http://doi.org/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. 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. http://doi.org/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. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/3966
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. 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. http://doi.org/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. 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). https://researchdirect.westernsydney.edu.au/islandora/object/uws:15125/
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 from the University of Georgia, and an Ed.D. in Foreign Language Education from the University of Georgia.
Prof. Gareis teaches courses in communication studies, with a special focus on intercultural communication.
Prof. Gareis’ primary research subject is 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 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 College, Prof. Gareis received the Baruch College Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Service in 2018 and the Baruch College Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2021.
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. She is also producer of a documentary film series on Jewish life and the Holocaust in small-town Germany. Click here for more information and a trailer of the film 13 Driver’s Licenses.
Gareis, E., Allard, M. S., Gill, S., & Saindon, J. J. (2000). A novel approach: Shoeless Joe/Field of dreams. University of Michigan Press.
Gareis, E., Allard, M. S., Gill, S., & Saindon, J. J. (1998). A novel approach: Fried green tomatoes. University of Michigan Press.
Gareis, E., Allard, M. S., & Saindon, J. J. (1998). A novel approach: Shawshank redemption. University of Michigan Press.
Gareis, E., Allard, M. S., Gill, S., & Saindon, J. J. (1997). A novel approach: Being there. University of Michigan Press.
Gareis, E. (1995). Intercultural friendship: A qualitative study. University Press of America.
Articles and Chapters in Books
Gareis, E. (under contract). Intercultural friendship. Contract with Oxford University Press for online article in Oxford bibliographies in communication.
Gareis, E. (in press). How can intercultural friendship help reduce prejudice. In Goodboy, A., & Schultz, K. (Eds.), Introduction to communication studies: Translating communication scholarship into meaningful practice (2nd ed.). Kendall Hunt.
Merkin, R., & Gareis, E. (2021). Face and friendship in the United States. In T. Altmann (Ed.), Friendship in cultural and personality psychology: International perspectives (pp. 35-55). Nova Science Publisher.
Gareis, E., Goldman, J., & Merkin, R. (2019). Promoting intercultural friendship among college students. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 12(1), 1-22. https://doi.org/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. http://doi.org/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). Springer.
Gareis, E. (2017). Intercultural friendship and communication. In L. Chen (Ed.), Handbooks of communication science (Vol. 9): Intercultural communication (pp. 457-480). De Gruyter Mouton. https://doi.org/10.1515/9781501500060
Gareis, E. (2017). Intercultural friendships. In J. Nussbaum (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopedia of communication. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203814178
Gareis, E., Merkin, R., & Goldman, J. (2011). Intercultural friendship: Linking communication variables and friendship success. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 40, 155-173. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.06.006
Gareis, E. (2010). Habermas to the rescue. Business Communication Quarterly, 73, 166-175. https://doi.org/10.1177/1080569910365893
Gareis, E., Allard, M., & Saindon, J. (2009). The novel as textbook. TESL Canada Journal, 26, 136-147. http://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v26i2.419
Gareis, E. (2008). Raising the bar on global awareness. Communication Teacher, 22, 111-115. https://doi.org/10.1080/17404620802382706
Gareis, E. (2007). Active learning: A PowerPoint tutorial. Business Communication Quarterly, 70, 462-466. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2005.07.003
Gareis, E. (2005). Relativism versus universalism: Developing a personal philosophy. Communication Teacher, 19, 39-43. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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). TESOL.
Gareis, E. (2000). Intercultural friendship: Five case studies of German students in the USA. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 21, 67-91. https://doi.org/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). Sage.
Gareis, E. (1999). Adult friendship: Examples of intercultural patterns. In M. E. Roloff (Ed.), Communication Yearbook (Vol. 22) (pp. 430-468). 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. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v15i2.701
Gareis, E. (Writer, Director), & Belland, J. (Producer). (2006). Tutorial: PowerPoint [Computer Software]. Retrieved from http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/tutorials/powerpoint
Terao, R. (Director), Parmar, V., & Gareis, E. (Producers). (2022). 13 driver’s licenses [Film]. 13 DL Films.
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Benjamin Gillespie (Ph.D, M.Phil, M.A., B.A.) is Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College where he specializes in professional communication, gender and media studies, and performance studies. He completed his PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2022. He also holds both M.A. and B.A degrees in Theatre Studies and English from York University in Toronto. He has formal training in acting, directing, and classical voice.
Benjamin’s dissertation was awarded the Paul Monette-Roger Horwitz Dissertation Prize given to the best dissertation in LGBTQ Studies at CUNY. His research explores the intersection of aging, gender, and sexual identity in modern and contemporary theatre and drama in English. He is currently editing a critical anthology of the New York-based, feminist theatre company Split Britches’ later works based on his dissertation research, among other projects.
Before joining the Communication Studies department, Benjamin was a Communication Fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute from 2017-2022. He also specializes in Writing-Across-the-Curriculum pedagogy with a focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Benjamin is Associate Editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. His articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as Performance Research, Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, Modern Drama, Theatre Survey, PAJ, Theatre Research in Canada, and Canadian Theatre Review, along with a number of scholarly anthologies.
“Power to the Pause: A Pandemic Conversation with Jess Dobkin,” Canadian Theatre Review 188, 2021: 24-28.
“David Byrne and the Utopian Imagination,” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 43.3, 2021: 7-18.
“Against Chronology: Queer Intergenerational Approaches to Pedagogy in Theatre History and Performance Studies,” Theatre Topics vol. 30 no. 2, 2020: 69-83.
“Global Voices in the Time of Coronavirus,” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 42.3, 2020: 3-27.
“Detonating Desire: Mining the Untapped Potential of Ageing in Split Britches’ Unexploded Ordnances (UXO),” Performance Research 27. 4, Special Issue “On Ageing and Beyond,” eds. Nanako Nakajima and Richard Gough: 89-98.
“Virtuosic Laboring: Queer Embodiment and Administrative Violence at the Canadian/U.S. Border,” CanadianTheatre Review 161 (Winter 2015): 38-42.
“‘Everything’s Breakable’, or What I Learned from Lois Weaver,” The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: The Performance Work of Lois Weaver, eds. Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie (Bristol: Intellect Press, 2015).
“Que(e)rying Theatrical Objects,” Performing Objects and Theatrical Things, eds. Marlis Schweitzer and Joanne Zerdy (NewYork: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 149-161.
“Performing the Prosthetics of Femininity: Nina Arsenault’s Transsexual Body as a Living Art Object.” TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work. Ed. Judith Rudakoff (Bristol: Intellect Press, 2011): 135-148.
“Giving us ‘Everything She’s Got’: Processing the Script as Archive in Jess Dobkin’s Queer Performance Art,” Canadian Theatre Review 149 (January 2012): 52-63.
Selected Performance and Book Reviews:
We’re Gonna Die by Young Jean Lee (Second Stage Theatre; January 2020), Theatre Journal 73.2 (June 2021): 245-247.
Q2Q: Queer Canadian Theatre and Performance & Q2Q: Queer Canadian Performance Texts by Peter, C.E. Gatchalian, Kathleen Oliver, and Dalbir Singh, CTR (Forthcoming Issue 2020)
Mementos Mori by Manual Cinema (BAM Next Wave Festival; October 2017) PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 40.1 (Jan 2018): 37-42.
Performing Age in Modern Drama, by Valerie Barnes Lipscomb, Modern Drama 60.3 (Fall 2017): 404-406.
The Theatre of Caryl Churchill, by R. Darren Gobert, Theatre Journal 68.3 (2016): 484-85.
Learning How to Fall: Art and Culture after September 11, by T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko, Theatre Research in Canada 37.1 (2015)
Ruff by Peggy Shaw (La Mama, New York; April 2012) Theatre Journal 65.4 (December 2013).
Uncloseting Drama: American Modernism and Queer Performance, by Nick Salvato Theatre Survey 54.1 (2012).
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Alison Griffiths (PhD, NYU; MA, University of London) is a Distinguished 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 50 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
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Phone: 646-312- 3720
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Jamel Coy Hudson is a lecturer, professor, and rhetorician with an interest in African American rhetoric, history, and public advocacy. He holds several academic degrees, including a terminal degree in Educational Leadership, a postgraduate degree in Rhetorical Studies, and an undergraduate degree in Rhetorical Studies. He teaches courses on speech communication & public advocacy at The City University of New York at Baruch College & Hofstra University. He’s served as a faculty advisor for the Hofstra University NAACP and Baruch College Black Male Initiative. He was an educational specialist for ten years, working for dozens of K–12 school districts in New York. He is currently the Tri-Chair of The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in New York State.
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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 is Assistant Professor of Global Corporate Communication at the Baruch College/CUNY since 2017. Her research foci comprise strategic transformations, organizational communication, and teams in global and hybrid organizations. She is interested in viewing communication as constitutive in organizing work and micro-level practices in cross-cultural and digital environments. She has published articles in English in British Journal of Educational Technology, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Long Range Planning, Critical Perspectives on International Business, and Journal of Organizational Ethnography and book chapters in Developments in Virtual Learning Environments and the Global Workplace (Hershey, PA: IGI Global) and Corporate Communication: Transformation of Strategy and Practice through Understanding the Influence of Intangibles, Digital Technologies, Big and Alternative Data, Uncertainty, Demographics (New York: Peter Lang); and, in Finnish language in ProComma Academic 2019 (Helsinki: ProCom, the Finnish Association of Communication Professionals). She received her doctoral degree (D. Sc. Econ.) in international business communication from Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki in 2014 and worked there as Professor of Practice 2014-2017. Since 2017, she has taught undergraduate and graduate students at Baruch College, and executives as visiting faculty in executive MA/MBA programs internationally. Her research informs her teaching of which a recent example is a cross-disciplinary collaboration project, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, with Professor Mary Kern from Zicklin School: Teaming at Baruch, a blogs@Baruch site offering all Baruch students tools for easier, more effective team collaboration in group assignments.
Prior joining academia 2014, she worked for 25+ years as practitioner in Finland, the UK and in the USA. She accomplished her doctoral studies while working in the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, and Investor Relations in the multinational corporation KONE Corporation (Finland), and as Director, International Communications at Lutron Electronics, Inc. (PA, USA). Her experience comprises public and private companies; she has held responsibilities in investment banking, investor relations, corporate communications, marketing communications, media relations, internal communication, crisis management, and corporate sustainability.
Professor Logemann’s work in academia has been acknowledged by awards at the Academy of Management Conference Communication, Digital Technology, and Organization (CTO) Division including Best Conference PaperRunner-up in 2021 and Best Reviewer Award in 2020; Emerald Innovation Award at International Business Pedagogy Workshop at the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in 2017; ‘Highly Commended Paper’ for 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), 30-53 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited; Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation (Association for Business Communication, ABC) and Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Paper (European Doctoral Programs Association in Management and Business Administration EDAMBA) in 2015; Top Paper award of the Social Construction Division in NCA Centennial Conference 2014.
Published articles, book chapters, and books:
Logemann, M. et al. (2022). Standing Strong Amid a Pandemic: A Global Team Project Stands up to a Real-Life Test during the Public Health Crisis. British Journal of Educational Technology, 53(3), 577-592.
Charoensap-Kelly, P., Logemann, M., & Bryant, K. (2022). Foreign-Born Instructor Humor Perception and Effects on Self-Perceived Affective and Cognitive Learning. The Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (JAPC), 37. http://doi.org/10.1075/japc.00075.cha
Logemann, M. (2021). Reimagine Your Classroom: Prepa12ring for the Global, Digital Workplace in a Virtual Teamwork Course. In S. Swartz et al. (Eds), Developments in Virtual Learning Environments and the Global Workplace, 1-23. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Hahn, A., & Logemann, M. (2020). Corporate Communication in Twenty Years: Longitudinal Study of the Developments of a Profession and Discipline. In Michael Goodman and Peter Hirsch (Eds), Corporate Communication: Transformation of Strategy and Practice, 13-23. New York: Peter Lang.
Logemann, M., Piekkari, R., & Cornelissen, J. (2019). The sense of it all: Framing and narratives in sensegiving about a strategic change, Long Range Planning, 52(5), 1-17. doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2018.10.002.
Logemann, M. (2019). Strategisesta osallistamisesta strategiseen osallistumiseen (Engl: From strategic engagement to strategic participation). In Vilma Luoma-aho and Kaisa Pekkala (Eds) ProComma Academic 2019.
Jarventie-Thesleff, R., Logemann, M., Piekkari, R., & Tienari, J. (2016). Roles and identity work in ‘ at-home’ ethnography. Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 5 (3), 235-257.
Logemann, M., & Piekkari, R. (2015). Localize or local lies? The power of language and translation in the multinational corporation. critical perspectives on international business (cpoib), 11(1), 30 -53.
Logemann, M. (2014). Strategic change under construction: Role of strategy narratives. (1799-4934 ed., vol. 216/2013, 220 pages). Helsinki: Unigrafia/Aalto University publication series: Doctoral Dissertations. Jan 11, 2014.
Mars (Logemann), M., Virtanen, M., & Virtanen, O. V. (2000). “Sijoittajaviestintä strategisena työkaluna” (Investor relations as a strategic tool). (ISBN: 9789513732493 ed., 228 pages. Helsinki: Edita. Oct 31, 2000
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Caryn Medved (PhD, University of Kansas) is Professor and Graduate Program Director, MA Corporate Communication. Professor Medved is a recognized expert on issues of work-life communication. She has published 30+ journal articles and book chapters during the past decades on issues such as the discourse and practices of at-home fathering, breadwinning mothers, gender and theorizing work-life, corporate family discourses, single employee experiences, undocumented immigrant family-life aspirations, among others. Currently, her new research explores the discursive and material tensions of work, career, and family in the gig economy.
Professor Medved’s scholarship has been published outlets such as Management Communication Quarterly, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Communication Yearbook, Journal of Applied Communication, Family Communication, Journal of Marriage and Family, etc. She is Past Editor of the Journal of Family Communication (Taylor & Francis) and has served on the editorial boards of Family Communication and Communication Yearbook. With the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Prof Medved has published a number of pieces on the experiences of stay-at-home fathers and breadwinning mothers. Her 2016 article titled, “Stay-at-Home Fathering as a Feminist Opportunity,” won the article of the year award from the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association in 2017.
Awards for her scholarship also have included the Stanley L. Saxon Applied Research Award (with co-author Sarah Bishop), as well as Article of the Distinguished Article of the Year award from the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association (2016). She publishes and presents her work in both English and French, including a recently published comparative study of at-home fathering experiences in France and the US in the journal L’Négotiations.
Professor Medved also uses her expertise in qualitative research and organizational communication with Diffusion Associates in conducting research-based program evaluation for organizations, innovators and their sponsors to better understand and improve how best to implement and scale innovations. Along with Diffusion Associate Colleges, she is working on an implementation study of Project ECHO, a study supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Professor Medved also serves at the Teaching Specialist for the Work and Family Researchers Network.
At Baruch College, she teaches undergraduate courses on work-life communication, managerial communication and advises student internships. At the graduate level, Professor Medved teaches courses on qualitative research methods, seminar in work-life communication. She became the Program Director in the Fall of 2019
Bishop, S. C., & Medved, C. E. (2020). Relational tensions, narrative, and materiality: intergenerational communication in families with undocumented immigrant parents. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 48(2), 227-247.
Medved, C. E. (2019). Reading with My Mother: Books as Objects. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research/University of California Press, 8(1), 13.
Medved, C. (2016). The New Female Breadwinner: Discursively Doing and Undoing Gender Relations. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 44(3), 236-255.
Medved, C., & Chatot, M. (2016). Investir un rôle féminin tout en restant un homme – enquête sur les pères au foyer en France et aux Etats-Unis (Investing in a feminine role while staying masculine: Studying at-home fathers in France and the U.S. ). Négociations, 25(1), 155-166.
Medved, C. (2016). Stay-at-Home Fathering as a Feminist Opportunity: Perpetuating, Resisting, and Transforming Gender Relations of Caring and Earning. Journal of Family Communication, 16(1), 16-31.
Medved, C. (2015). Work-Family Communication Research: Contemplating the Possibilities of Undoing Gender. The Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication, 25(1/2).
Medved, C. (2014). Work-Life Issues for Human Resource Practitioners. In M. Gordon & V. Miller (Eds.), Meeting the Challenge of Human Resource Management: A Communication Perspective (pp. 204-214). Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis.
Medved, C. (2014). Men Narrating Home. In D. Chawla & S. Holman-Jones (Eds.), Storying Home: Place, Identity and Exile. Washington D. C.: Lexington Books.
Medved, C. (2014). Fathering, Caregiving, and Masculinity: Stay-at-Home Fathers and Family Communication. In M. T. Morman & K. Floyd (Eds.), Widening the Family Circle: New Research in Family Communication (2nd Edition, pp. 115-132). Thousand Oaks: CA: Sage Publication.
Medved, C. (2014). Infertility, Professional Identity and Consciousness-Raising. Communicating Pregnancy and Loss: Narrative as a Method for Change. (pp. 103-116). New York, NY: Peter Lange Publishers.
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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. & Shipp, S. (2022). Educational Discrimination of Honor Culture Men and the Impact of Sports, Key Demographics, and Affiliations. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 9(4), 961-971.
Merkin, R., & Gareis, E. (2021). Face and friendship in the United States. In T. Altmann (Ed.), Friendship in cultural and personality psychology: International perspectives (pp. 35-55). Nova Science Publisher.
Merkin, R. S. (2020). Employee life satisfaction and social‐capital factors relating to organizational citizenship. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 33(1), 55-75.
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 is an Associate 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 High Reliability Teams (HRT’s), leadership, supervisor-subordinate communication, small business growth, and message framing processes. Professor Minei has received numerous research awards, including the Stanley L. Saxon Applied Research Award for her work assessing the communication practices between firefighters, and again for the interactions between supervisors and subordinates concerning illegitimate tasks. She also won 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
Hastings, S. O., Minei, E.M. & Warren, S. (2021). Organizational practices leading to closeting: The interactional construction of ‘closets’. Journal of Applied Communication Research.
Minei, E. M., Razuvayeva, T. & Dyshko, D. (2021). Modern day digital pen pals: A semester-long collaborative online international learning (COIL) project. Communication Teacher. 1-9.
Minei, E. M. (2021). Dysfunction in the fire house: Negotiating a communication breakdown during an after-action review. Sage Business Cases.
Minei, E. M. (2021). Which leader to follow? Sensemaking the messaging in a dual-owner organization. Sage Business Cases.
Minei, E. M. & Hastings, S. O., & Warren, S. (2020). LGBTQ+ sensemaking: Identifying allies in the workplace. International Journal of Business Communication, 1-21.
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
Gino Perrotte, M.A. is an award-winning expert in culture and communication. Gino draws upon more than two decades of corporate management/learning & development and academic research/teaching experiences to make business and professional communication education, coaching, mentoring, networking, and training accessible and actionable.
Gino’s success transcends cultures and industries and is anchored in his abilities to relate, empathize, and connect on a human to human level. He is a published author on the subjects of soft skills, public speaking + virtual presentations, culture, gender, diversity, nonverbal communication, online learning initiatives, and study abroad immersive learning. Gino earned a B.S. in Business Management from Grove City College and a M.A. in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Central Florida.
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.
Location: NVC 4-246
Yoori Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College, CUNY. She earned her PhD and MA in Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), specializing in Organizational Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility. She earned her B.A. in Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Baruch, she was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Technology Management at UCSB where she conducted research on communication visibility and advice seeking. Prior to coming to academia, she has also worked in the marketing department of IBM Korea as a Market Development Specialist.
Professor Yang’s research interests are in organizational communication processes at micro-, meso-, and macro-levels that address and enhance social justice, social well-being and the sustainability of our world. Her primary research program has been focused on organizational communication and inter-organizational networks in relation to globalization and digital environment. Her recent work has explored the communication network dynamics and structures of NGOs, MNCs and governmental organizations in South Korea, and how they create institutional pressures on multinational corporations to practice Corporate Social Responsibility. She has also explored what communication issues corporations face in developing sustainable practices related to their reputation management. Earlier in her academic career, she has explored how activists develop social movements on social media using both personalized and traditional media contents in opposition against political repression in an international context.
At Baruch, Professor Yang offers courses in Organizational Communication related to globalization and digital era, International Business, and Quantitative Research Methods at the graduate level.
Part-Time Graduate Faculty
Michael Bayer has been teaching graduate and undergraduate communications courses for going on a decade, specializing in executive communications, public relations, corporate marketing, thought leadership, quantitative research methods, storytelling forms, public speaking, and writing disciplines. He has served as a lecturer at Baruch College since 2012 and teaches at Johns Hopkins University as well.
Before moving into academia, Michael spent 22 years working in corporate communications where he earned a reputation for bringing creative thinking into the corporate boardroom. His clients included senior executives in a variety of industry sectors, and he led programs for some of the world’s leading companies, including 3M, AIG, AXA, Dow Jones, Freddie Mac, General Electric, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Heineken, HSBC, Lincoln Financial, Microsoft, The New York Times Co., and Standard & Poor’s, among others.
He served as Chief Client Officer and Senior Managing Director at leading communications consultancy FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN) and its predecessor firm Financial Dynamics, where he created and built the corporate communications practice and helped lead the firm through a management buyout and subsequent sale to FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN). He also held senior roles with several other top ten global PR agencies, including Weber Shandwick and Burson Cohn & Wolfe.
After undergraduate study at the University of Rhode Island, Michael earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. He’s published short fiction pseudonymously in a variety of literary journals and anthologies and served as editor of “Now What? The Creative Writer’s Guide to Success After the MFA” (Fairfield University Press). He lives in Westchester County, NY.
From a young age, Patty Caballero would spend hours untangling puzzles or figuring out word problems. She translated a lifelong passion for puzzles and challenges into finding communication solutions for businesses in highly regulated industries.
As a strategic communications leader with over 25 years of experience in the industry, Patty now uses these problem-solving skills to help leaders communicate with investors, clients, partners, and employees to drive growth.
She is the founder and principal of PSC Consulting, a strategic communications firm that to helps start-up and emerging organizations build communications and public relations capabilities.
Prior to starting her company, Patty led U.S. business development at global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller (now BCW). She was also a senior vice president at healthcare marketing agency, greyhealth (now Wunderman) where she helped clients build and implement marketing and public relation strategies.
Earlier in her career, Patty was a director at global health insurer Cigna where she played a pivotal role in building the company’s brand and reputation with partners, clients, customers and investors.
Patty has a BA, Communications from American University and an MBA from American University’s Kogod School of Business. She is a member of the American University Alumni Board.
An explorer by nature, Patty is always looking for new adventures, travel, interesting food, books and fun workouts.
Allison Clair is an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College, City University of New York. She received a B.A. in English and International Relations from the University of Delaware, a M.A. in Corporate Communications from Baruch College and a M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business.
Allison teaches a variety of classes at the graduate level in the Corporate Communications program at Baruch, including Healthcare Communications & Public Relations and Social Media Strategy. She brings extensive experience in media & public relations, social media, and crisis communications to her role at Baruch.
Currently, Allison is a Director of Media Relations at NYU Langone Health helping to oversee external communications in the Department of Communications and Marketing. She works closely with colleagues in marketing, internal communications, digital and media relations to help elevate and protect the reputation of the medical center. Recently, she collaborated with Sirius XM Radio to create “Vital Signs,” an award-winning podcast featuring personal and professional stories from the world-renowned doctors, nurses and staff at NYU Langone.
In October 2013 when Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, she helped support crisis communications efforts for the hospital. She was a main point of contact for national press such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, CNN, Newsweek, Associated Press, Reuters, ABC News, as well as many other local news outlets.
Allison has won awards from PR Daily for “Best Non-Profit PR Campaign” and “Best Reputation/Crisis Management,” as well as the Bulldog Media Relations award for “Best Crisis Communications” with her team. PR News also awarded her team the “Non-Profit Award for Team of the Year,” as well as “Best Media Relations Campaign” for their initiatives during Superstorm Sandy. Recently, Allison was named a PRSA-NY 15 Under 35 Award winner.
She has presented at the Corporate Communications International (CCI) Annual Conference regarding issues management/crisis communications, as well as at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting to her colleagues in public relations, internal communications and philanthropy.
Clair, A., & Mandler, J. (2019). Building relationships with the new media in a cyber landscape. Journal of Business Strategy, 40(6), 49-54.
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.
Richard Woods has over 30 years of experience serving as chief communication officer for companies seeking to capture the business opportunities provided by active, systematic reputation management. This includes designing enterprise reputation risk practices, identifying stakeholder interests and partnership opportunities, and implementing persuasive communication programs for each of his company’s many constituencies.
For almost 20 years, he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Capital One Financial, responsible for company communication, philanthropy, and reputation risk management programs. He was also responsible for Capital One’s Community Development Banking business, CRA compliance and outreach to community development organizations.
Before joining Capital One, Mr. Woods served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communication at Revlon, Inc.
Prior to Revlon, Mr. Woods served as Vice President of Corporate Communication at Eli Lilly and Company and as Senior Vice President, Director of Communication for MasterCard International.
Mr. Woods served as Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement USA and Trustee of the Page Society, where he currently leads their Academic Committee. He is Trustee of the PRB, a demographic research consultancy and chairs their Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Council of the University Club of New York.
Mr. Woods earned a B.A. from Pomona College, a B.S. from the University of Southern California – Los Angeles, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
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 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 in the Corporate Communication Master’s program has taught Selected Topics, Communication Strategy and Readings in Organizational Communication.
Professor O’Keefe Bazzoni served as Chair & Director of Undergraduate Programs of the Department of Communication Studies 2006-2021, 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, served as Society liaison to the Modern Language Association and is editor emeritus of PSA, the Society’s journal. Please see the Pirandello Society web pages at http://www.pirandellosocietyofamerica.org.
“Devising’ Pirandello: An Introduction & Interview with Jennifer Jewell and Patrick Mulryan” PSA (Pirandello Society Annual), XXXI (2019), pp 61-81. www.pirandellosociety.org
“Conversation with Director Gabriele Lavia: A Pirandello Trilogy for a World without Tragedy,” PSA (Pirandello Society Annual), XXIX (2018), pp 80-97. www.pirandellosocietyof america.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.
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Michael B. Goodman, PhD was 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 was Visiting Professor of Corporate Communication at Aarhus School of Business (Denmark), Bangkok University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Universita IULM (Italy). Also he was 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.