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Educom, I-Tech pre conference presentation "Connecting Structure to Service" 10/30/98
American Association of Diabetes Educators National Conference; "Distance Education Technology Support," 8/9/00
American Society for Training and Development National Conference; "Teaching Interpersonal Communication Online," 10/12/01
Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies, "Presentation Skills for Law Enforcement Administrators," 05-22-02 to present.
RI Office of Higher Education Conference: Using Technology in Teaching: Ideas that Work; "Active Learning Principles for Online Courses," 01-14-03
URI Sakai Training Workshops 2010
Semi-Professional Actor in RI. 2002-2010; 2nd Story Theatre, First Stage, Mixed Magic Theatre, New Playwright Festival/Trinity Conservatory and others.
Since earning his M.A. at the University of Illinois in 1976, Vince Petronio started teaching at URI in Com Studies in 1977. In 1996 through 2005 he was the manager of IT for the Feinstein Providence Campus and was an adjunct/Program Coordinator for COM. He came back to the faculty full time in January 2006 and still maintains his role as Program Coordinator for COM at URI/FPC. He first started teaching online in 1996 and now trains other faculty in using Sakai. He teaches courses in Interpersonal Communication, Group Discussion, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Orality in Ancient Greece, Orality in Ancient Rome and Directing Group Performance of Non-Dramatic Literature.
He has received the following recognition and awards: 2004 URI/CCE Alumni Association Award; 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award/URI-Providence; 1997 Mongeau Service Award/URI-Providence; 1989 Outstanding Faculty Award/URI-Providence; 1976 List of Excellent Teachers, University of Illinois.
As a semi-professional actor in RI he has appeared in several roles to critical acclaim, most notably: To Kill A Mockingbird, 2009, Atticus Finch; Another Part of the Forest, 2008, Marcus Hubbard; Orpheus Descending, 2008, Sheriff Talbot; Butterfingers Angel, Mary, Joseph etc., 2007, Joseph; Bus Stop, 2007 Virgil Blessing; Flea in Her Ear, 2006, Inn Keeper; Inherit the Wind, 2006, Matthew Harrison Brady; Curse of the Starving Class, 2005, Weston; Midsummer Night's Dream, 2005, Oberon; Little Foxes, 2005, Ben; Othello 2005, Iago opposite Ricardo Pitts Wiley; Betty's Summer Vacation, 2004, Mr. Vanislaw.
He has also received acting/directing awards: Newport Mercury Newspaper: Best Actor in Drama or Comedy, 2008; ACTRI: 1985 Best Actor Award; RIC: 1979; Asst. Director The Robber Bride Groom, National College Theater Festival National Winner. His area of research is Performance Studies and Distance Education/Computer Mediated Communication.
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.