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Truman R. Keys, Ph.D.
Dr. Keys says the most enjoyable classroom experience involves students and him exchanging ideas in an environment where everyone feels respected and valued. During class he discusses his research and the research of his peers. He is passionate about research that addresses communication between people of various social and cultural identities, such as race/ethnicity, income-level/social class, educational-level, traditional/non-traditional family-type, and appearance/body politics, just to name a few. He wants want to understand the impact our identities have on self-esteem and relationship development in organizations and society. It is helpful to present research during class about a concept or key term that students find difficult because showing them how others make sense of it fosters greater understanding.
Sample Courses Taught: COM Health Communication and COM 208 Intercultural Communication
MaryAnn has taught for WCSU for many years. Teaching is her “happy place.” Currently, MaryAnn helps to run the First Year Experience Program.
Sample Courses Taught: COM 160FY Public Speaking