Summer 2024

Section 8720 of COMM1
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Jun 17 - Jul 28 2024
Mandatory Zoom meetings will take place on the day and times listed with remaining content delivered asynchronously. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam that has both audio and video capabilities. Given the development of nonverbal skills is central to the Communication discipline, students are expected to have their webcams on when engaged in synchronous online instruction.

No office hours

A California native, I grew up in the Central Valley, moved to the Bay Area to go to college, and then spent 10 years in Los Angeles teaching, consulting, and pining to move back to the Yay Area.

I believe that classroom experiences are co-created and believe noisy classrooms are good classrooms.

I have a broad base of background of study in communication with an emphasis on interpersonal communication, leadership, group communication, organizational communication, intercultural community, critical/cultural studies, conflict resolution, and rhetoric.

In addition to classroom work, I been a community activist and consultant. More recently, I have been working on creating equity in higher education and faculty professional learning.

"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing."
Rollo May