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Dr. Joan O'Mara

Associate Professor of Speech and DramaJoan O'Mara
Hillyer Hall 304


Ph.D., University of Arizona
A.B., Mt. Holyoke College


Caribbean literature and culture, interpersonal and instructional communication.

Publications (selected):

(2003) Compulsive communication and competency: An intercultural perspective, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, vol. 32.
(1996) Communication apprehension, nonverbal immediacy and negative expectations for learning. Communication Research Reports, vol. 13.
(1993) Nonverbal communication in Puerto Rican life and literature. In Puerto Rican Communication Studies, ed. Fayer.

I advise students with interests in:

Communication, theater, business, education.

Why you enjoy teaching Hillyer students:

They teach me about their world and I teach them about mine--what a great two-way learning process!