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Adjunct Professor of Communication Studies

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Konrad Hack

Previous Experience

  • Fall 2007 - Spring 2017: Concordia University - Director of Forensics & Assistant Professor in Comm Studies
  • Fall 2006 - Spring 2007: Wheaton College - Director of Forensics & Visiting Instructor in Comm Studies
  • Fall 2001 - Spring 2006: Azusa Pacific University - Director of Forensics & Instructor in Comm Studies
  • Fall 1996 - Spring 2011: Point Loma Nazarene University - Assistant Director of Forensics and Visiting Instructor in Comm Studies

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Communication - San Diego State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Biola University

Research Interests

  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Intercollegiate Forensics
  • Communication and Grief (new interest area)

Classes Taught at Concordia

  • COM 111: Public Speaking
  • COM 200: Gateway to Communication Studies
  • COM 211: Introduction to Argumentation and Debate
  • COM 211H: Introduction to Argumentation and Debate: Honors
  • COM 280: Theories of Human Communication
  • COM 335: Nonverbal Communication
  • COM 340: Persuasion & Attitude Change
  • COM 451: Organizational Communication
  • COM 488: Communication Research Methods

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Lucas Halten

Adjunct Professor of Communication Studies

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Erin Nelson

Biography

Dr. Erin Nelson is an Orange County native and loves being part of the family at CUI. Her research interests include interpersonal and family communication with an emphasis on health, specifically how cancer patients manage their uncertainty and disclosures to family members. She has recently been published in Health Communication, an article titled ‘Cyberframing Cancer: An Exploratory Investigation of Valenced Cybercoping on Cancer Blogs.’ She is a member of the National Communication Association and has presented over 25 conference papers, published three book chapters, and is working on many research projects surrounding issues of health and interpersonal communication. She is passionate about teaching and you can definitely tell when you enroll in her classes. She builds personal relationships and helps guide her students toward achieving future aspirations. Feel free to stop by anytime because she loves to get to know our Communication Studies majors!

Education

  • Ph.D. Communication - University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A. Communication - San Diego State University
  • B.A. Communication - University of California, Santa Barbara

Research

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Family Communication

Publications

  • Emily Scheinfeld, Katlyn Gangi, Erin C. Nelson & Catherine C. Sinardi (2021) Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Compounded Loss and Coping during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Health Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2021.1886413
  • Donovan, E., Nelson, E. C., & Scheinfeld, E. (2016). Cyberframing cancer: An exploratory investigation of valenced cybercoping on cancer blogs. Health Communication.
  • Vangelisti, A. L., & Nelson, E. C. (2015). The morality of revealing secrets. In V.Waldron, & D. Kelley (Eds.), Moral talk across the lifespan: Creating good relationships. New York: Peter Lang Publishing
  • Hanan, J., Bagley, M., & Nelson, E. (2014). Sources for your presentation. In J. L. Ford, K. Stimpson, & J. Daly (Eds.), Professional communication skills (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
  • Bolkan, S. & Nelson, E. (2014). Speaking to inform. In J. L. Ford, K. Stimpson, & J. Daly (Eds.), Professional communication skills (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Classes Taught at Concordia

  • COM 280: Theories of Human Communication
  • COM 335: Nonverbal Communication
  • COM 340: Persuasion & Attitude
  • COM 371: Introduction to Social Media
  • COM 471: Advanced Strategies in Social Media

Curriculum Vitae

Professor & Chair of Communication Studies

David Schulz

Previous Experience

David P. Schulz received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He then earned a Master of Arts from the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he coached the speech and debate team and taught courses in public speaking, argumentation, and interpersonal communication from 1996 to 1998. Schulz moved to State College, Pennsylvania where he attended the Pennsylvania State University and earned a doctorate in Speech Communication in the spring of 2002. While at Penn State, David served as the University’s coordinator for the statewide continuing education and distance learning program and administered an annual presentational assessment of doctoral students in the College of Engineering. Dr. Schulz also offered training programs across the state for corporations such as IBM and Tyco. In 2002, Dr. Schulz accepted a full time assistant professorship at CSU, Stanislaus. As a member of the Communication Studies Department faculty, David taught courses in Rhetorical Theory, Persuasive Messages, Intercultural Communication, and Advanced Presentational Speaking. He conducted a number of training programs for Kaiser, Emmanuel Hospital and other organizations. In 2006, Dr. Schulz accepted an offer to design and chair a new Communications department at Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, Washington. He led two study abroad trips to Greece and Italy, taught courses such as Rhetorical Theory, Persuasive Campaigns, and Research Methods and assumed the role of Associate Dean before the college closed in 2016. Schulz has been teaching at Concordia University Irvine since 2016 where he is Chair of the Communication Studies Department, a CUI Bono member, and a mentor for students in CUI’s Summer Research Institute (SRI). Dr. Schulz has published numerous peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and coauthored a book on social movements that is used in undergraduate courses across the United States and around the world.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. - (The Pennsylvania State University) 2002
  • Master of Arts - (The University of Nevada, Las Vegas) 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts - (Western Washington University) 1996
  • Associate of Arts - (Clark College) 1994

Research

  • Dr. Schulz researches the intersections between rhetorical theories and practices in such areas as social movements, public/collective memory, and rhetorics of science and technology.

Published Books

  • Bowers, Ochs, Jensen & Schulz (2010) The Rhetoric of Agitation and Control (3rd ed.).
  • Longrove, Illinois: Waveland Press

Book Chapters

  • “Social Controversy and Public Address: Introduction.” In R. Jensen (Ed.) (2017) Volume 9: The Rhetorical History of the United States: Social Controversy and Public Address in the 1960s and Early1970s East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.
  • “Stimulating Social Justice Theory for Service Learning Practice.” In J. Calderon (Ed.) Race, Poverty, and Social Justice (2007). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Peer Reviewed Publication

  • “The Rhetoric of Agitation and Control’s Roots in Movement Studies.” (2013). Poroi 9 (2).
  • “Bodies upon the gears: Public indignation for social change.” In R. Rowland (Ed.) Reasoned Argument & Social Change (2012). Annandale VA: National Communication Association.
  • Schulz, D. & Reyes, G. M. (2008). “Ward Churchill and the Politics of Public Memory.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 11 (4).
  • “Stimulating Social Justice Theory for Service Learning Practice.” In J. Calderon (Ed.) Race, Poverty, and Social Justice (2007). Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • “Mobilizing museums: Visual Arguments at the George H. W. Bush (41) Museum.” In P. Riley (Ed.) Engaging Argument (2006). Annandale VA: National Communication Association.
  • Batt, S. & Schulz, D. “Design Principles for Competitive Debate Formats.” In C. Willard (Ed.) Critical Problems in Argumentation (2005). Annandale, VA: National Communication Association.

Books Reviewed in Scholarly Journals

  • “Rhetorical Democracy: Discursive Practices of Civic Engagement” Book reviewed in the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies December, 2006.
  • “Critical Literacy in a Digital Age” Reviewed in The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 90 (1) February, 2004.
  • “Civilizing the Machine: Technology and Republican Values in America, 1776 - 1900” Book reviewed in The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 87 (1) February, 2001.

Classes Taught at Concordia

  • COM 111: Public Speaking
  • COM 311: Advanced Public Speaking
  • COM 340: Rhetorical and Persuasive Theories
  • COM 400: Capstone
  • COM 485: Rhetorical Criticism

Extracurricular Activities

  • CUI Bono
We are what we speak.

Newspaper Advisor
Adjunct Professor of Communication Studies

Caroline Wong

Previous Experience

  • Project Director, Marketing & Special Events - The Orange County Register
  • Project Manager, iPad Team - The Orange County Register
  • Senior Promotions Producer - KTTV FOX 11 and MY13, Los Angeles
  • Marketing Producer, KTTV FOX 11 and Fox Sports Net West, Los Angeles

Degrees

  • MBA (Marketing) - California State University, Fullerton
  • BFA (Film/Television and Marketing) - New York University

Research Interests

Channels and patterns through which people consume news in a "platform agnostic" environment

Classes Taught at Concordia

  • COM 222: Journalism
  • Newspaper 1,3,5 & 2,4,6

Extracurricular Activities

Professor Wong loves going out on the occasional assignment with our student journalists. "Great things are happening at Concordia and we have the privilege of capturing them in our student newspaper, The Concordia Courier," she states.

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