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Intergroup Communication, Language & Verbal communication, Intergroup Relations, Communication and Aging, Health and Wellness, Health Communication, Community Engagement, Social Identity,
Howard Giles is Founding & Current Editor of both the Journal of Language & Social Psychology (1980-) and the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (1990-). Past President of the International Communication Association (ICA: 2000-01), he is a Distinguished Research Professor of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Honorary Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland, Australia. He was also former Reserve Detective Lieutenant at the Santa Barbara Police Department and, currently, is its Founding Director of Volunteers in Policing. He is an elected Fellow of 8 learned societies (e.g., the Royal Society of Medicine) and recipient of numerous academic awards, including the inaugural Career Productivity award from ICA in 2000. Giles has researched language and communication across a range of intergroup settings, including police- community and intergenerational ones, and published 30 books, 20 journal special issues, Handbooks, and an Encyclopedia as well as many hundreds of academic articles and chapters.
- (805) 967-9626
- SSMS 4123
Ethics of Media, Media Economics, Media Awards such as The Emmy in Television, Economic Theories to Support Further Funding of Public Television in the United States
Health Communication, Media and Children, Persuasion, Research and Design of Digital Games for Learning and Health, Processes of Learning and Behavior Change with Interactive Media
Media and Digital Communication, Research Methods
Dolly Mullin’s primary interests while at UCSB were in teaching communication to undergraduates and building the instructional skills of our graduate student Teaching Assistants. She specialized in teaching large introductory courses, including research methods, theory, and a broad introduction to the communication discipline.
Dolly Mullin joined the faculty as a Lecturer in 1996, after serving many years as a Teaching Assistant at UCSB while completing her Ph.D. Her scholarly research was in the area of media policy and effects, but early in her career she shifted her emphasis from research to instruction. She became passionate about teaching large pre-major courses, particularly Introduction to Communication (Comm 1) and Communication Research Methods (Comm 88), serving more than 1,500 students each year. She was recognized for her excellence in teaching with a Distinguished Teaching Award. She was also actively involved in UCSB’s programs to support effective teaching and improve student learning, including the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL) and the Transfer Student Center. Dr. Mullin was also the Department’s TA Coordinator, training new graduate student Teaching Assistants through her seminar Teaching College Communication (Comm 500). She supervised many TAs in her classes, always with an aim to promote excellent teaching skills among the professors of the future. Dr. Mullin retired in 2023, but continues to stay active in communication instruction, particularly in her ongoing work as an author on a premier introductory textbook, Real Communication.
Ph.D. (1998), UC Santa Barbara, Department of Communication
- SSMS 4117
Organizational Communication, Paradoxes and Contradictions in Organizations, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Discourse and Organizations
- SSMS 4405
- 1323 Phelps Hall
Interpersonal and Nonverbal Behavior, University Development, Communicative Competence
- SSMS 4413