Tiara Good

(Dr./She/Her)

NTT Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

503-838-9446 | goodt@wou.edu
BELL 118

Why I chose WOU

I adore a small campus and getting to work with a diverse student population.

At WOU since

09/25/2019

Office Hours

MonTuesWedsThursFri
2-3p.m.3-4p.m.3-4p.m.  
email me 24 hours in advance. They are held over Zoom

Course schedule

Winter 2023
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
20888 COM328 LAW & POPULAR CULTURE - HYBRD* CRS
21263 HNR136 HONORS RHETORIC MW 1200-1350 HWC 306
20159 COM236 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MEDIA - HYBRD* CRS
20711 COM430 SOCIAL MEDIA & CULTURE - ONLINE CRS
21176 FYS107 DIGITL STRYTLLNG AND NARRATIVE - ONLINE CRS
20888 COM328 LAW & POPULAR CULTURE M 1400-1550 HWC 205
20159 COM236 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MEDIA W 1400-1550 HWC 205

What you will do and learn in my courses

You can expect to read scholarly and non-scholarly articles, view films and episodes from popular series, explore and interact with various websites that are pertinent to course content, and get to learn about interesting case studies from the past to the present. Always expect to interact with your peers through in-class discussion or discussion boards (when it is an onilne course). Participation is often a large portion of a student's grade in my courses.

I strike a balance of communication/rhetorical theories with practical application and exploration of case studies in each of my courses. 

I keep writing assignments concise and to the point for our course objectives. You will NEVER take an exam or have a quiz in one of my classes. I do utilize library resources for students to engage in research in many of my courses. Look forward to creating podcasts in some of my courses!

Students often remark of a few things about my courses. One of which is that I do hold students to a no late work policy in all of my courses. Case studies are always intriguing and often new to students. Students also tend to enjoy the practical aplication in my courses as well as the experience making podcasts. 

Education

Willamette University, B.A.

Syracuse University, M.A.

The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D.

Teaching focus

Popular culture (particularly film and serieis), the opioid epidemic, law, media, technology, public memory, and visual rhetoric.

Research areas

My research areas include: war rhetoric, soldier reintegration, presidential justifications for war/force, enemy construction, public/cultural memory, presidential rhetoric, metaphors, trauma, soldier accounts, post-traumatic stress, opioid epidemic, deaths of despair, media and popular culture, and technology.

Undergraduate courses taught

Global Media | War in Popular Culture, COM444

Social Media and Culture, COM430

Communication and Controversy: Freedom of Speech in United States, COM326

Communication in Legal Settings, COM327

Law in Popular Culture, COM328

 Advertising and Society, COM212 (developed online version)

Digital Advocacy, COM113 (developed as a fully-online course)

Intercultural Communication, COM325 (developed online and hybrid versions)

Communication Information Age, COM343

Rhetoric of Horror, COM236

Digital Storytelling and Narratives, FYS107 (Freshman Seminar)

Rhetoric of Horror: Society and Identity, HNR406

Honors Rhetoric

Publications and Presentations

Books

 

2021     Deaths of Despair: Rhetoric of the Opioid Epidemic. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2021.

 

Journal Articles

 

2022     Coehlo, Paul, Boutin, Nancy, Swanson, Kimberly, Good, Tiara, and Stavrineas, Stas. “Suicide Prevalence and Suicidality Among Chronic Pain Patients.” Forthcoming, 2022.

 

2020     Curry, Alex and Tiara Good. “Talking Baseball When There’s No Baseball: Reporters and Fans During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” International Journal of Sport Communication, (Summer 2020): 22-35.

 

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

 

2020     “Loveable Deadbeats and Laughter.” In Barna Donavan, ed. The End of the World on Film and Television. McFarland & Company Inc., in production, Spring 2023. 

 

& "Nostalgic Senses in Stranger Things."

 

 

 

2019     Cox, Jeremy and Tiara Good. “Exceptional Histories and Obscure Gestures: United States’ Government apology to Native peoples.” In Lisa Villadsen & Jason Bridgewater, eds. Looking Back to Move Forward: Official Apologies as Political Texts. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2021. [50%]

 

 

Book reviews

 

2019     Review of Lara C. Stache’s Breaking Bad: A Cultural History, Popular Culture Studies Journal, 47, no. 1 (2019).

 

 

2018     Review of Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski’s Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, From Godzilla to Kurosawa,titled: More than Godzilla: The Iconic Ishiro Honda, Communication Booknotes Quarterly, 49, no. 4 (2018).

 

            Review of Annessa Ann Babic’s America’s Changing Icons: Constructing Patriotic Women from World War I to the Present, Popular Culture Studies Journal 6, no. 2&3 (2018), 485-487.

 

2017     Review of Robert L. Ivie & Oscar Giner’s Hunt the Devil: A Demonology of US War CultureRhetoric Society Quarterly47, no. 1 (2016), 99-101.

Professional memberships

Student Veterans of America

Western States Communication Association

Rhetoric Society of America

National Communication Association




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