For more information as well as the mentor agreement please go to visit thesis & project requirements page. You will also find requirement tools in which the COML 2011 Handbook, mentor agreement, mentor list etc. are located.
Please note: Each mentor can take on 5 mentees.
Josh P. Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director, Comprehensive Leadership Program, a Gonzaga University undergraduate leadership studies program and Gonzaga-in-Zambezi, a faculty-led study abroad program
Ph.D. In Educational Leadership, Michigan State University, M.Ed. in College Student Development, University of Vermont
Research interests: experiential education, servant leadership, attachment and authentic leadership, accompaniment and community development
Lisa Brown (email@example.com)
Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership
Dr. Brown is the Majority Leader of the Washington State Senate and teaches courses focusing on women, politics, and economics.
Giovanni Caputo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lecturer in Communication and Leadership Studies
Research interests: intercultural communication, international communication, interpersonal communication, media, linguistics, speech, storytelling.
John Caputo (email@example.com)
Professor in the MA in Communication and Leadership Studies department
Dr. Caputo has been teaching communication courses for more than 30 years and has appeared on radio and television news and discussion programs. His areas of expertise include communication theory, intercultural and interpersonal communication, and media and social values.
He is the author of seven books: Effective Communication Handbook; Communicating Effectively: Linking Thought with Expression; Dimensions of Communication; Interpersonal Communication: Competency Through Critical Reasoning, which was co-authored with Bud Hazel and Colleen McMahon; Public Speaking Handbook: A Liberal Arts Perspective with Bud Hazel; McDonaldization Revisited: Critical Essays on Consumer Culture which he co-edited with Mark Alfino and Robin Wynyard for Praeger Press and his newest book, Effective Communication.
John Caputo has written more than 20 articles in professional journals, and been honored as a Visiting Scholar In-Residence at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England and taught in Florence, Italy. In addition, Dr. Caputo is on the faculty of Loyola College of Maryland's Cagli Project, Summer Professional Media Experience. He has been honored with Master Teacher Awards by the Western States Communication Association and the University of Texas at Austin.
Andrew Ciofalo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor of Communication/Journalism at Loyola College and founder of The Communication Department.
He teaches courses in travel writing, book publishing, magazine publishing, magazine writing, and opinion writing. He has recently founded The Institute for Education in International Media, and independent organization the sponsors Cagli-style media projects in Italy, Russia, and Greece.
Cheryl Coan (email@example.com)
Degrees: Multicultural Education, ABD at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; MA Marquette University in Communication and Rhetorical Studies; BA Alverno College in Professional Communication.
Research Interests: Working to create a culturally inclusive curriculum; online and mediated learning; critical thinking and writing, leadership (collaborative, servant leadership, civic); cultural diversity in organizations
- 2009 International Servant Leadership Conference Presentation–Building Community For the Adult Higher Education Association
- Helping, Fixing, Learning: Teaching Students to Live and Be in Community
- Redesigning a Curriculum for Adults: Focus on Leadership, Service, and Social Justice
- Workshop - Writing From Life: The Transformational Power of Narratives in the Classroom
- Workshop – “Called to Story: Narrative and the Adult Learner”
Assistant Professor in the MA in Communication and Leadership Studies department
Received an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Washington State University
Areas of concentration include scholarship related to media, rhetoric, interpersonal communication, gender communication, race communication, class communication, and political communication.
Other focuses include the following methods: content analysis, rhetorical criticism, framing.
Assistant Professor in the MA in Communication and Leadership Studies department
Ph.D., Radio - Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin; Doctoral Portfolio in Women’s and Gender Studies
Research Interests: social impact of new media, with a particular focus on race, class, and gender; digital divide and media policy; youth media; qualitative research methods
Scholarly achievements: multiple book chapters on the digital divide; conference presentations on new media, including presentations at the National Communication Association and Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
Alexa Dare (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D in Human Communication from the University of Denver.
Alexa’s research looks at connections between culture and social change. She teaches courses in intercultural and international communication and theorizing communication and is looking forward to developing coursework in the area of non-profits and community development.
Lisa Davis (email@example.com)
Assistant Professor in Applied Communication Studies
Ph.D. in Communication from Ohio State University
Dissertation: "From Pre-Symptomatic to Post-Recovery and Back Again: A Narrative Analysis of Medical Discourse on Breast Cancer." M.A. (Communication), California State University, Sacramento. 1990 Thesis: "Nonsexist Language Use and Perceptions of Credibility in College Professors."B. A. (Communication and Psychology), California State University, Sacramento. 1986 Teaching/Research Interests: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Health Communication, Rhetoric of Science, Medicine and Technology, Gender and Medicine, Cooperative Argumentation, Critical Thinking, Persuasion, Risk Communication, Environmental Communication
Paul DePalma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor of Computer Science
- Ph.D., Computational Linguistics, The University of New Mexico
- M.S., Computer Science, Temple University
- M.A., English, University of California at Berkeley
Research Interests: Social impact of computing, speech recognition, genetic algorithms
Other interests: Linguistics generally, Computer Science generally, artificial intelligence generally
Web site with vita (and publication list): www.cs.gonzaga.edu/depalma
Cher Desautel (email@example.com)
President and CEO of Desautel Hege Communications, the largest public relations firm in the region.
Cher has over 25 years experience designing and implementing strategic communication programs for a wide variety of clients and organizations such as the Washington State Department of Health, ITRON, Energy Northwest, and more.
Lunell Haught (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Owner of Haught Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in implementation, conflict resolution/management and psychological aspects of organization members.
BS degree in Business Management, an MA in Counseling, and a PhD in Educational Leadership, with extensive study in organizational change. Since 2000 Lunell has been a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), the premier award given in the consulting profession.
Lunell was a pioneer in implementing Title IX at a California University; the first administrator to enable navy personnel to secure college degrees through courses onboard ships (Japan and Philippines); collaborator in the International Trade program for business; and implemented a comprehensive training program and performance management system for a county government. Lunell is an adjunct faculty member at Gonzaga University's Masters in Organizational Leadership program, teaching Conflict Management, Human Resources and Organizational Theory online and on campus. Her areas of research currently include organizational collaborations and developing effective strategies for working through complex situations. Her articles have been published in popular business magazines and newspapers.
David B. Givens (email@example.com)
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Washington
Research Interests: Nonverbal communication, evolution of the human brain and nervous system, leadership
Website with resume and publication list: http://www.center-for-nonverbal-studies.org/1501.html
Nobuya Inagaki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lecturer in the Communication and Leadership Studies Program at Gonzaga University.
His teaching and research interests include the social significance of digital communication technologies, international communication, communication research from sociological and economic perspectives, and research methods particularly in survey and policy research.
Thomas Jeannot (email@example.com)
Professor in the department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga University. His interest includes organizational ethics.
Alexander Kuskis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Degrees: PhD, MEd (Computers in Education, U of Toronto ), MA (Drama, U of Toronto ), BA (English, U of Western Ontario)
Diplomas & Certificates: Computer Programming, Business, Adult Education, Online Learning
Research Interests: communication & media theory, media ecology, Internet studies, educational media, e-learning, Marshall McLuhan.
Business Experience: extensive marketing & management experience in book publishing, computer & software industries and computer training.
Blog: McLuhan Galaxy
Roisin Lally (email@example.com)
Ph.D. (ABD) in Philosophy, “Hyperology: The Age of the Chimera.” M. Litt. Philosophy, “The Ontology of Technology.” BA (Honors) English and Philosophy. H. Dip. Business and Computer Technology.
Teaching Ethics and Human Nature in Philosophy department, Gonzaga.
Research Interests: as technologies further subjugate the subject, are humans in danger of becoming standing reserve, or are we approaching a new epoch in humanity?
Larry Massey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor of Communication at Gonzaga University, retired from the business world after 20 years in venture capital development in Europe and Asia. Has taught Communication and Speech Communication courses at the University of Washington, Bellevue Community College, Gonzaga University, and is tenured faculty in Communication Studies at Spokane Falls Community College.
He earned his BGS, summa cum laude, in Philosophy from Gonzaga and the MA in Communication from the University of Washington. His research interests include Intercultural Communication and conflict, the Ethnography of Communication, and Organizational Communication; especially in trans- and multicultural organizations.
Josh Misner (email@example.com)
Ph.D., Leadership Studies - Dissertation: "Seeing Again for the First Time: Nurturing Initiative and Purpose Through Father Presence"
M.A., Communication & Leadership - Thesis: "Forwarding Fantasy: Computer-Mediated Communication and the Dissemination of Urban Legends"
B.A., Applied Communication - Thesis: "I Believe You Have My Stapler: A Fantasy Theme Analysis of the Film, Office Space"
Areas of Interest: Mindfulness, authenticity, father-child interaction, cultural identity, restorative communication, social media and its impact on interpersonal relationships
Kris Moreshouse (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lecturer in Applied Communication Studies.
M.S. Journalism. (August 2006). William Allen White School of Journalism, University of Kansas. B.A. English with honors. (1988-1990). University of Missouri-Kansas City B.A. Biology. (1983-1987). University of Missouri-Columbia
Prior Experience: Spent 13 years in newspaper reporting and editing.
Teaching/Research Interests: Mass media and cultural influences, community journalism, speech communication, graduate-level writing.
Diana Osborne (email@example.com)
MBA , Purdue University, Concentrations Strategy & Finance ; M.A, Applied Linguistics, Southwest University in Bulgaria, Scholarly Achievements: Publications & conference presentations on virtual teamwork, construction of organizational/corporate reality in contemporary popular culture; business start up dynamics;
Chair of Business/ Corporate Culture Area at the American Culture Association since 2003
Specific areas of concentration: Organizational change, leadership, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship - their economic impact; strategic planning - especially at the start up level; the economics aspect of constructing meaning in the context of an organization
Kipp Preble (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Scholarly Achievements: panelist and workshop leader on numerous occasions at National Communication Association and Western States Communication Association Areas of Concentration: Critical Studies of Mass Media, Intercultural Communication, Communication and Education
Adrian Popa (email@example.com)
Assistant Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership. Dr. Popa holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology from University of California at Irvine, a Master Degree in Social Work from California State University of Long Beach, a Master Degree in Public Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from University of Utah. Before Dr. Popa came to Gonzaga University he worked as a research analyst at University of Utah contracting with federal, state, and community programs. This work also provided foundational opportunities to work in grassroots leadership development with refugees from Croatia and Sudan. Prior work included family counseling in the hospital and medical setting at Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA. At Gonzaga University, Dr. Popa teaches in the areas of Organizational Ethics, Research Methods, Leadership and Imagination, and Leadership Seminar.
His research interests focus on leadership and hardiness, the role of psychological hardiness in post-conflict societies, and moral imagination.
Dr. Popa is active in various organizations, presents at international conference and serves as editor of AUDEM: The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy.
Dr. Popa was born and raised in Romania, where he continues to visit, serve, and partner with colleagues on academic projects and endeavors.
Mike Poutiatine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D., Educational Leadership; MS, Experiential Education; BS, Environmental Education.
Academic/Research Interests: Transformational Learning Theory; Formational Development; Adaptive Leadership; Emergent Leadership Theory; Non-profit Leadership; Leadership in Schools (teacher development/leadership specifically); Teams.
Other interests: Coffee, community, good conversation, all things Parker Palmer.
Adi Simha (email@example.com)
Adi’s research concentration is in different areas of Business Management - Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Management History, and Entrepreneurship. I typically like to interweave all the different areas together, i.e. ethics with entrepreneurship, or org behavior with management history, etc.
Assistant Professor in the Communication and Leadership Studies department. Pavel earned is PhD in Communications at Columbia University with specializations in media and culture, international communication, race and diversity issues and Latin American studies.
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