Paula Baldwin

(she, her, hers)

Interim Marketing Director, Communication Studies

503-838-8065 | baldwinp@wou.edu
BELL 315

Personal Website

Why I chose WOU

It was love at first sight.

At WOU since

06/24/2013

Hobbies

Whale watching. I'm all about tails and spouts!

Fun fact

I really love coloring my hair all colors, especially, PURPLE!

Hometown

Snyder, TX

Favorite book/movie

Too many to list...

Vitae

Areas of responsibility

***Interim Market Director, MarCom, 3/1/2022 to 12/31/2022, OFFICE:  TODD 122***

Humanities Division Chair, OFFICE BELL 315

Professor, Communication Studies

 

Education

Native Texan happily replanted here in Oregon.

2007 BA in Communication, University of Texas at San Antonio;

2009 MA in Communication, Texas State University;

2012 PhD in Health Communication, George Mason University.

My updated CV is posted on the bulletin board outside my office.  🙂

Updated Training:

 

Certificate in Emotional Skills and Competencies, Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility, Emotional Intelligence Academy, Manchester, U.K. November, 2018

Certificate in Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility, Emotional Intelligence Academy, Manchester, U.K. November, 2018.

Certified trainer/teacher, Emotional Skills and Competencies, and Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility, Emotional Intelligence, Academy, Manchester, U.K. November, 2019.

Fundamentals of Online Teaching Track, Catalyst/LX Pathways, July/August, 2020.

Accessible Instruction for Deaf College Students During COVID-19 and Beyond, National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, October, 2020.

OER Spring Course, April, 2021.

OER Review Workshop, May, 2021.

Red & Blue Zone LGBTQIA+ Training, May, 2021.

Equity & Open Education Faculty Cohort, Summer 2021. (Applied)

 

 

Teaching focus

Nonverbal Deception Detection course!  Fall  2021

Interpersonal Communication, Foundations of Health Communication, Relational Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Group Discussion and Leadership, Family Communication, and the latest and greatest, The Dark Side of Family Communication. Classes I teach in Summer Sessions: Relational Com, Group Discussion & Leadership, Family Com, and sometimes Interpersonal Com.

Research areas

End of Life.

Nonverbal Communication. 

Health Communication. 

Climate Change Communication.

Young Caregivers.

Awards and honors

 

Honorary Affiliations

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society

Golden Key International Honor Society

Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society

Sigma Kappa Upsilon Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

 

 

Honors

2021                Nominated for Advisor of the Year

2019                WOU Faculty All-Star Award

2018                WOU Faculty All-Star Award      

2017                 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inducted

2016                Faculty Appreciation Night, Women’s Basketball Team

2015               Invited guest, Chi Alpha Sigma Athlete Honor Society Induction

2014                Nominated, NRHH of the Month, Student nominated award for outstanding contribution to the WOU Residential community

Invited guest speaker and panelist, Texas State University Communication Week, San Marcos, Texas

2012                Post Doctoral Fellow - Senior Research Specialist I  Curtis W. and Ann H. Long Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri - Columbia         

                        Top Paper, Family Communication Division, National Communication Association

                        Outstanding Excellence to the DCHC Conference Award, Department of Communication, George Mason University

                        Dissertation Completion Grant Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University

2011                Finalist, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Prevention Fellowship, one of 25 selected nationally

2011               Fellow, Health Communication Doctoral Fellows Seminar, sponsored by the Kaiser Permanente Cancer Communication Research Center and the National Cancer Institute, one of 15 selected nationally

                        Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Department of Communication, George Mason University

                        Extra Mile Award, Department of Communication, George Mason University                     

 Invited guest speaker, Texas State University Communication Week, San Marcos, TX

2010                President, Communication Graduate Student Association, George Mason University (elected) 

                         Center for Global Education Global Perspectives Scholarship, George Mason University

                        Dean’s Challenge Doctoral Student Award, Department of Communication, George Mason University

2009-2012       National and International Travel Scholarships Recipient, George Mason University

2009                Finalist for Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Communication, Texas State University - San Marcos

2007-2009       National Travel Scholarships Recipient, Texas State University – San Marcos

2007                Outstanding Senior Student University Life Awards Nominee, University of Texas at San Antonio

2007                Who’s Who of American Universities and Colleges

2006                International Education Scholarship, Université du Québec à Montréal

 

Graduate courses taught

COM 531 in conjunction with COM 431 Nonverbal Deception Detection

Undergraduate courses taught

Interpersonal Communication, Foundations of Health Communication, Health Literacy, Relational Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Group Discussion and Leadership, Family Communication, The Dark Side of Family Communication, and the latest and greatest, Nonverbal Deception Detection. Classes I teach in Summer Sessions: Relational Com, Dark Side of Family Com, Family Com, and sometimes Interpersonal Com.

Current research

Nonverbal.  Young Caregivers. Death and Dying.

Publications and Presentations

Qualitative scholar examining the narratives around the end of life. Currently, working on a cooperative project with the University of Kentucky School of Social Work on young hospice caregivers, a project regarding nonverbal communication and the differently normed as well as interviewing facilitators from the contemporary Death Cafe/Death Positive movement.

Professional memberships

International Communication Association

National Communication Association

         Family Communication Division

         Health Communication Division

         Interpersonal Division

Eastern Communication Association

         Health Communication Division 

Association for Business Communication  

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

 

 

 

 




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