Dawn L. Carusi
Title: Associate Professor, Department Chair, Department of Communications
Department: Communication Studies
Education: Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Ohio University; Master of Arts in Communication, West Chester University, BSED in Speech, Theatre and English in West Chester University
Research Interests: Female Fandoms (Fan Societies), Gender, Relational Communication, Narrative
Courses (Fall 2015): Honors 112, Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Communication Theory
Courses (Spring 2016): Honors 112, Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Advanced Readings in Communication Studies
Phone: (740) 376-4681
What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?
An environment that encourages class discussion and debate.
What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?
The opportunities to work closely with colleagues and students.
When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?
As a fandom ethnographer, my research sends me to incredible events -- Comic Con, movie premieres and romance conventions. If I'm not on campus, I'm usually traveling to watch people live out their fanatical side.
Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?
Both, but I still prefer to have a real book in my hands. Until a Kindle can smell of musty, old paper, I'll still reach for the real deal, if available.