Learning to Navigate the Global World
No matter where your career path takes you, you’ll need to have great communication skills. From landing a job to winning over clients to nailing a team project, your ability to effectively communicate can mean the difference between success and failure. The Communication & Languages Department can help you improve your communication skills so you can meet your personal, educational and career goals. You can also learn a new language or improve your foreign language skills.
In today’s global economy with technology constantly advancing, effective communication is more and more critical. Our programs provide you with the knowledge to successfully navigate in a complex and ever-changing global environment.
Our Department offers a wide range of programs that can prepare you for careers in such high-energy fields as public relations, advertising, marketing, management, event planning, media production and journalism. We also can help you advance your career prospects by learning a foreign language or improving your foreign language skills. Courses are offered in French, German, Italian and Spanish.
If English is your second language, we offer various levels of instruction to prepare you for college level courses. We can help you with speaking, grammar accent reduction, reading and writing.
Graduates of our programs transfer to such prestigious colleges and universities as The College of New Jersey, Emerson College, Rutgers University, New York University, Syracuse University and The New School.
Learning to Navigate the Global World
Sara R. Banfield, Department ChairRead More
Cheryl BellRead More
Carolyn D. Kinebrew BosaRead More
Rebecca L. CaseRead More
Christine ChynowethRead More
R. Kevin HinkleRead More
Philip H. MartinRead More
Sandra Laurie ReynoldsRead More
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Associate Professor - Communication Studies
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ed.D., M.A., West Virginia University; B.A., Capital University
Associate Professor - English as a Second Language
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., University of Findlay; B.S., King's College
Conference Presentations: “Conversation Partners: Overcoming Challenges,” May 30, 2014, at the Faculty of the Future Conference held at Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania; “English Language Learners Researching Popular Culture to Close Gaps,” March 5, 2012, at the League of Innovations Conference held in Philadelphia, PA; “Using video clips to stimulate students’ writing,” April 28, 2012, at the Kean University Writing Project Symposium – T3: Teachers Teaching Teachers held at Kean University, Union, New Jersey; “Using elaboration to decipher vocabulary,” April 3, 2008, at the 42nd Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibit held in New York, New York; “Bringing Native and Nonnative Speakers Together,” March 31, 2005, at the 39th Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibit held in San Antonio, Texas
Instructor - Communication
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.S., Boston University; B.S., Florida Institute of Technology
Dennis Kauff Memorial News Reporting and Producing Award for Enterprise Reporting--General News
Instructor - Spanish
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., Montclair State University; B.A., Drew University; A.A., Raritan Valley Community College
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A.,B.A., Montclair State University
Co-authored poster at TISLR (Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research) in London in 2013
Academic Degrees Achieved: Ph.D., New York University; M.A., City University of New York; M.A., Louisiana State University; B.A., Wake Forest University
Princeton Mid-Career Fellowship, 2014-2015
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., Columbia University; B.A., Seton Hall University; A.A., Union County College
Winner of the Neblett Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching, 2013
Associate Professor - French & Spanish
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A.,University of Salamanca, Spain; M.A., Purdue University; French Certificate, University of Quebec
1997 Who's Who Among America's teachers, 2002 Fulbright Teacher Award, 2005 Fulbright-Hayes Grant Recipient, 2008 Editor's Choice Award for International Library of Poetry, 2015 Publication in Raritan Valley Anthology of Poetry; Papers presented at national and international conferences for AATF, ACTFL, NJEA and NE on topics such as the Cajun people, King Arthur, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Guadalupe-an creole, language acquisition.
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., Ohio University; B.S., Emerson College
Author Mediated Perspectives: Media Ownership, Literacy, and Effects (Cognella Publishing, 2015) - Pursuing PhD Psychology (Media Effects), Capella University
Academic Degrees Achieved: M.A., University of San Francisco; B.A., Rutgers University