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Dr. Ketrow's sojourn at the University of Rhode Island began in the fall of 1986, when she was drawn back to academia and the ocean. She teaches undergraduate courses in interpersonal communication, group communication, nonverbal communication, gender and communication, communication research methods, and communication theory. Dr. Ketrow is a "master teacher," experienced in pedagogical methods, both for teaching communication and classroom interaction. She has long promoted social justice in gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, social class, disabilities, and other areas.
One of the first Technology and Teaching Fellows at URI, she is often tinkering or torturing students and colleagues with a new electronic toy. When not surfing online, she might be riding waves on her longboard and actually enjoying a tropical storm or nor'easter.
The evolution of Dr. Ketrow's research began with her investigations into leadership and other role specializations in group decision-making. Over time, she has held a programmatic focus on message processing aspects of interaction in various contexts, including nonverbal, interpersonal, group, and organizational. Currently, Ketrow is exploring decision-making and argumentation of families in crisis. Her research has been published in academic outlets such as Small Group Communication, Management Communication Quarterly, Psychological Reports, Mental Measurements Yearbook, and The Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research.
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.