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Professor Sandra Rath, Ph.D.

Job Title: Professor of Communication

Department: Communications Division

Office location: Signal Peak, L-106

Phone: 520-494-5389

Email Address: sandra.rath@centralaz.edu

Education: B.S. in Speech Communication, Syracuse University; M.A. in Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University; and Ph.D. in Communication, Arizona State University

I have taught all COM courses offered, but I particularly enjoy teaching COM 202: Public Speaking and COM 263: Intercultural Communication.  While my Ph.D. dissertation focused on intercultural studies (specifically in the area of the Holocaust), I have found that the primary way in which we can advocate for ourselves and others is through the use of our voice.  Therefore, being made aware of the diversity around and among us (COM 263) and using our voice to speak up and speak out (COM 202) are two realistic ways that we can become better members of our communities.

I consider myself to be a passionate person.  I am passionate about teaching.  I am passionate about my family – my husband and three kids.  I am passionate about knowing and remembering our histories (I wrote a book, “Peace By Piece,” which is a true story of survival from abuse, discrimination, racism, and overcoming hatred through forgiveness).  I am passionate about reaching out into the community and serving others.  And I’m passionate about learning – alongside my students, inside the classroom, behind a lectern, and out in the community.

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