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Panelist. (2005). Com 100: Transitioning from the Maiden Voyage presentation at the 2005 ECA
Individual Differences and Cross-Situational Consistency of Dyadic Social Behavior, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2005).
Arguing Communication and Culture (2001)
Crystal Fonseca taught as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Communication Studies for URI from 2001-2003. Upon graduation she received both the Graduate Student Teaching Award and the Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
After receiving her Masters, Crystal Fonseca joined the Department of Communication Studies at URI as a Lecturer in 2003 where she now teaches undergraduate courses in the basic course, public speaking, advanced public speaking, interpersonal communication, persuasion, and small group communication.
Crystal's passion for teaching is driven by her love of the subject matter and also the ability to interact with a diverse and youthful population.
In addition to teaching and research, Crystal uses her knowledge and skill of communication by giving back a to the community as a La Leche League Leader in both North Kingstown and Warwick; a volunteer at a local organic farm and as a fundraising director for a local cooperative preschool that her eldest son attends.
In addition to teaching, Crystal enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband, Mike, and children: Sebastian Gene, Severance Marley and Charlotte Ocean love to spend time in their organic gardens, perennial beds and at the beach.
Harrington School of Communication and Media Lecturer, Dr. Samara Anarbaeva, presents her paper exploring the construction of Second Life avatar's identity in terms of race, gender, and fashion.
Dr. McClure received the 2010 NCA Outstanding Article Award for "Kenneth Burke's Dramatic Form Criticism," coauthored with F. D. Anderson and A. King, in Rhetorical Criticism, edited by J. A. Kuypers.