Teaching


Elizabeth has been recognized for excellence in teaching at Purdue University by earning the Graduate Teaching Certificate (2012) from the Center for Instructional Excellence and Honorable Mention for the Bruce Kendall Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015) from the Brian Lamb School of Communication. 


Classes taught at Michigan State University

COM 225: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Classes taught at Utah State University

CMST 2110: Interpersonal Communication
CMST 3140: Family Communication (service learning course)
CMST 3250: Organizational Communication
CMST 4570: Quantitative Research Methods

Classes taught at Purdue University

COM 212: Interpersonal Communication 
Effectively communicating with others is essential to achieving success in our personal and professional lives. However, communicating with others can be challenging and leave us feeling frustrated, confused, or disappointed. Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication is designed to help students increase their knowledge and develop the skills needed to effectively communicate in interpersonal contexts. This course includes a writing component (3-4 concept application essays), exams, in class and out of class activities. I have taught 4 sections of this class. To illustrate how research comes to life in my classroom, click here to see a sample activity I developed and here to see how I engage students with survey instruments. 

COM 325: Interviewing Principles and Practices
COM 114: Introduction to Public Speaking
COM 217: Science Writing and Presenting
COM 324: Introduction to Organizational Communication
COM 318: Principles of Persuasion
COM 497: Political Communication and Media
COM 491: Washington DC Practicum at C-SPAN

Classes taught at the College of Charleston

Gender and Communication with Dr. Merissa Ferrara
Research Methods with Dr. Jenifer Kopfman

Teaching assistant classes taught at Western Michigan University

Leadership with Dr. Peter Northouse