Paula Baldwin

(she, her, hers)

Associate Professor, Division Chair, 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.

Hometown

Snyder, TX

Favorite book/movie

Too many to list...

Office Hours

MonTuesWedsThursFri
 11 am-1 pm11 am-1 pm11 am-1 pm 
Feel free to reach out to me via email: baldwinp@wou.edu

Vitae

Areas of responsibility

Please note:  my new office is BELL 315

Humanities Division Chair a/o 6/15/19.

Managing Editor, PURE Insights, WOU's undergraduate journal, 2018-2020

Education

Native Texan happily replanted here in Oregon. 2007 BA in Communication, Univeristy of Texas at San Antonio; 2009 MA in Communication, Texas State University; 2012 PhD in Health Communication, George Mason University

Teaching focus

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.

Undergraduate courses taught

Interpersonal Communication, Foundations of Health Communication, Health Literacy, 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.

Current research

Nonverbal.  Young Caregivers.

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

National Communication Association International Communication Association Northwest Communication Association Phi Kappa Phi




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