Teaching and Mentoring

Teaching & Mentoring Values

As a mentor and teacher, I strive for dynamic engagement that is tailored to the needs and context of my students. I value:

  • creatively applying course content and research to the real-world

  • making mistakes in a fun and safe environment

  • building community inside and outside the classroom and lab

  • fostering self-efficacy and confidence

undergraduate research.pdf

Courses

Syllabi available upon request.

Introduction to Organizational Communication

Small Group Communication

Sexual Communication

Public Speaking

Research Reflections

Selected Undergraduate Research Projects

Eckenstein, E., & Mastroianni, S. (2021, April). An examination of student-athlete identity tensions and administrative policies. Presented at the University of Illinois' 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium and Department of Communication Undergraduate Research Spotlight.

Wasielewski, A., & Qiu, S. (2021, April). An examination of interdisciplinary diversity and its effect on team progress. Presented at the University of Illinois' 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium and Department of Communication Undergraduate Research Spotlight.

Luyuyang, L. (2021, April). Examining the relationship between trust and real-time response latency in radio-telephone mediated communication of multi-team systems. Presented at the University of Illinois' 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium and Department of Communication Undergraduate Research Spotlight.

Everett, J. (2021, April). Multi-dimensionally diverse teams. Presented at the University of Illinois' 2021 Department of Communication Undergraduate Research Spotlight.

Zhang, L., & Huang, J. (2020, April). How uncertainty affects team communication. Presented at the University of Illinois' 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

teaching Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent Fall 2016 - Spring 2021

Awarded to instructors who receive student evaluations greater than 4.5/5.0


List of Teachers Ranked as Outstanding Fall 2016 - Fall 2020

Awarded to instructors in the top 10% of student evaluations campus-wide


Henry L. Mueller Teaching Award Spring 2017

Awarded annually to recognize a single new graduate student instructor