Category: Faculty

Advocacy and the Community

This past year, Cathryn Edelstein, Scholar-in-Residence in the Communication Studies Department, worked with students enrolled in two sections of Argument and Advocacy taught by Professors Michael Weiler and Kathi-Anne Reinstein, on projects involving nonprofits. The students worked with staff and…

Beware the Dark Side

In his book, Understanding Interpersonal Communication, Dr. Richard West and his colleague, Dr. Lynn Turner, discuss a common myth that communication is always good. In reality, there is a dark side to interpersonal communication, too. “The dark side of interpersonal…

Student Spotlight: Visit to SOWA

As a visual designer, it was a fantastic experience visiting SOWA’s Open Studios at 450 Harrison Avenue in the South End, with Prof. Cathryn Edelstein and my classmates from Emerson College. SOWA is an artist guild housed in an old…

Transforming the Classroom

Last month, there was an article in the New York Times about a place called the Waldorf School of the Peninsula. This school is unique in that the “teaching philosophy [is] focused on physical activity and learning through creative, hands-on…

Rediscovering Community

“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead This idea resonates with our department and is the reason why we encourage students to…

ROFL (Rolling On the Floor Laughing)

Everyone laughs. It is a wonderful common denominator. Laughter is such an important form of communication that people had to invent acronyms and emoticons to express it via phone text or chatting online. ROFL is one of my favorite acronyms to use…

An Insider’s Tips

“God, I love seeing teachers outside of school. It’s like seeing dogs walk on their hind legs.” While you might not be familiar with the movie where this quote came from (Mean Girls, 2004), you can probably relate to it…

The Artist Behind the Desk

In addition to an impressive list of local politicos, we also have faculty with performing arts experience and interests — Dr. John Anderson performs nationally in his one-person shows as authors Henry James, William Faulkner, Washington Irving, Lynn Riggs, and…