Teaching

Classes I Teach and Oversee

At the undergraduate level, I have designed and taught one of the Department of Communication’s new large lecture courses, COMM 3115: Communicating Science, Health, and Environment. This course introduces students to the important role that communication plays in public perceptions of highly technical topics, and it surveys on-going lines of research in these areas.  COMM 3115 serves as a valuable prerequisite for other, more specialized classes that I teach on strategic health communication, health and public policy rhetoric, and argumentation.  I also teach an undergraduate course on strategic feminist communication.

I am also the sequence coordinator for the Department of Communication’s undergraduate emphasis in Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication, and the program coordinator for the department’s Interdisciplinary Certificate in Health Communication.

At the graduate level, I teach a range of seminars focusing on qualitative, rhetorical, and mixed research methods, as well as on rhetorical theory, history, science communication, and public health.

Below is a list of the courses I have taught since joining the faculty at the University of Utah.

Spring 2019:

COMM 3580: Strategic Health Communication

COMM 7405: Rhetoric of Science

Fall 2018:

COMM 3115: Communicating Science, Health, and Environment

Fall 2017:

COMM 3115: Communicating Science, Health, and Environment

COMM 5000/6000: Strategic Feminist Communication

Spring 2017:

COMM 3580: Strategic Health Communication

COMM 7360: Qualitative Methods

Fall 2016:

COMM 3115: Communicating Science, Health, and Environment

COMM 5000/6000: Strategic Feminist Communication

Fall 2015:

COMM 3115: Communicating Science, Health, and Environment

COMM 5000/6000: Strategic Feminist Communication

Fall 2014:

COMM 3580: Strategic Health Communication

COMM 7410: Theories of Rhetoric

Spring 2013:

On research leave

Fall 2013:

COMM 3115: Communicating Science, Health, and Environment

Spring 2013:

COMM 3115: Communicating Science, Health, and Environment

COMM 7405: Feminist Rhetoric

Fall 2012:

COMM 3115: Communicating Science, Health, and Environment

Spring 2012:

COMM 3490: Feminist Communication

COMM 3580: Strategic Health Communication