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"The Commodification of Culture: An examination of Rap Music", Wales, D.W. presentation at Diversity Week, 2002.
After working in the public sector in the field of health communication and administration Ms. Wales entered the field of Communication Studies. Her focus is on public address, small group communication, theory, intercultural communication and music. Teaching areas include introductory communication classes centering on rhetorical address, interpersonal and small group communication and undergraduate communication research.
Academic and research interests include community development especially as it pertains to sustainable living, media criticism and music as political and cultural expression. Currently examining sustainable living and global challenges which confront the economic and historical paradigms of the 21st century.
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.