Communication Studies Faculty
Dr. Angela Hosek's research interests focus on investigating the extent to which social group categorization impacts relational functioning as people communicate to create, negotiate, and express their identities. Dr. Hosek's current research examines the ways in which teachers and students manage their social identities and privacy during interactions whether they are facilitated by face-to-face, out of class, or through mediated forms of communication
Her research and teaching interests bring together the content areas of instructional communication, communication education, intergroup communication, interpersonal/family communication, and training and development. She has published in Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. She is active in the national and regional communication associations and regularly presents her research, serves in leadership positions, and acts as a reviewer for numerous divisions. Hosek has been recognized for outstanding teaching; most recently, she was awarded the Copper Award for Outstanding Teaching from the Central States Communication Association and the Bruce Kendall Award from the University of Nebraska– Lincoln. In addition, she has several years of corporate work experience as a curriculum designer/trainer.
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Dr. Richard West learned that his co-edited anthology ("Sourcebook of Family Communication"/Sage Publications) was selected as the Outstanding Book for the Family Communication Division. The Division, one of the largest units in the National Communication Association (NCA), selects a book each year that represents "exemplary scholarship" as it relates to the family and all of its various issues, themes, and challenges. The award will be presented at NCA"s annual convention in Washington D.C. in November. The book is co-edited with Lynn Turner (Marquette University), who, like West, is a past President of NCA.