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. Linda Gallant has accepted an international research fellowship with Mobile Studies, which focuses on the global study of mobile media and communication across cultures and countries. Mobile Studies advances an interdisciplinary approach among mobile media and communication scholars. A goal is also to facilitate research and knowledge between academic researchers and “key players in the mobile industry.” Dr. Gallant will conduct research with the institute to be published in Mobile Yearbook 2014 and presented at its 2014 annual conference.