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Comm 2101 Spring 2013 Syllabus
Comm 3505 Spring 2013 Syllabus
Comm 1222 Fall 2011 Syllabus
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Comm 3525 Fall 2011 Syllabus
Comm 1222 Interpersonal Communication Syllabus
Comm 3525 Deciding What's News Syllabus
Deborah Petersen-Perlman is an Associate Professor specializing in mass communication.
She has taught at UMD since 1988, after teaching briefly at the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the University of Iowa, and Illinois State University.
She holds an MA and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Iowa, and
a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Arizona. Dr. Petersen-Perlman's
dissertation topic was "Texaco's Support of the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts."
She has published on this topic as well as "Radio Comes to the Farm",
"Sitcom Husbands", using media in the classroom,
and a number of pedagogical studies. Her most recent publication was a co-authored piece called "Choreographing Partnerships" published in the British Journal "Teaching in Higher Education."
Dr. Petersen-Perlman is also UMD's Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity,
a position she has held since 1996. She has done some writing in the area of
minority retention, and cooperative problem solving relative to affirmative
action and equal opportunity. Dr. Petersen-Perlman has received training in
Alternative Dispute Resolution and is a registered Civil Mediator specializing
in sexual harassment and discrimination issues.