Communication Colloquium: Research into Teaching
The Writing & Communication Program invites you to an encore
performance of its first Communication Colloquium this semester,
featuring lectures by Dr. Michelle Gibbons and Dr. Malavika Shetty.
Presentation Title: “The Speech Exemplar in the Multimodal Classroom”
This presentation will discuss strategies for incorporating speeches from this year’s Freshman Reading Project selection, _I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches that Changed the World_, into Engl1101 and 1102 courses.
Michelle Gibbons received received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. Her research interests include rhetorical theory and criticism.
Presentation Title: “The Impact of Orality: Using the Personal Essay to Explore and Develop Oral Language Skills in the Classroom”
This lecture will examine how the personal “This I Believe” essay can be used as a means to develop and appreciate oral language skills.
Malavika Shetty received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of interest are linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and narrative.