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Stacey Peterson

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Associate Professor/Chair - Communication Arts, Corporate Communication

Stacey A. Peterson is an associate professor of communication arts and department chair at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. Her specialties include public speaking, public relations, media writing, and the exploration of issues surrounding gender and cultural identity. In addition to her teaching, Ms Peterson has also conducted financial literacy workshops, worked as a meeting facilitator, and worked as a public speaking coach. Supporting her love of travel, she has participated in conversational English workshops in Italy and Spain. A short story she wrote was published in the Fall, 2010 edition of “Smile Hon, You’re In Baltimore!” and she presented a talk in Fall, 2011 as part of Ignite Baltimore, called “A Call to Teachers: Taking Back the Classroom.” “The Labor of Listening” is a teaching exercise she uses in her classes and was published in May, 2012 in the International Journal of Listening. An article entitled “Facing Our Racial Biases Via the Implicit Association Test,” will be published Fall 2014 in Discourse: The Journal of the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota. She is currently working on a book chapter addressing college students and challenges with academic advising, which is set for publication in 2015.

Office: Gibbons 423

School: Arts and Sciences

Education:
Ph.D. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2002
Master's, Communication and Information StudiesRutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1997
B.S. Magazine Journalism, Syracuse University, 1988

Research Interests:
Identity formation.  How issues of race, gender, culture, body image, dress, etc. impact our sense of self.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships:
National Communication Association
Eastern Communication Association
New Jersey Communication Association
Maryland Communication Association

Publications:
“Ask One More Question.”  A contribution to the Practical Advice from Communication Experts section of Communication Currents.  February, 2011.

“Completing an Audience Analysis via Magazines,” December 2008.  Spectra: The Official Newsletter of the National Communication Association

“Using Soap Operas to Explain Nonverbal Communication,” Maryland Communication Association Newsletter.  Spring, 2008. 

“Towards Curtailing Speaker Anxiety Via Impromptu Speaking and Oral Interpretation,” Fall 2007.  Communication and Theatre Association of Minnesota Journal.