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Dr. Lynn M. Disbrow

  • Professor of Communication Studies
  • Chair, Department of Business, Communication Studies and Psychology

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Education

  • Ph.D., Communication and Rhetorical Processes, Wayne State University, Detroit
  • Master of Arts, Communication Studies, Emerson College, Boston
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts, Indiana University at South Bend

Biography

Dr. Lynn DisbrowDr. Disbrow joined the Huntingdon faculty in 2011, after serving on the faculties of Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, Indiana University-South Bend, and the University of Dayton.  Outside academia, she served as an account executive for WNDU-AM Radio in South Bend, Indiana, and as program manager for Junior Achievement of Michiana, South Bend.  She is a member of the National Communication Association.  Dr. Disbrow has been recognized with numerous awards for her teaching, advising, and service.  She has written and presented on a variety of topics, with numerous articles and presentations on the integration of technology with teaching communication courses.

Awards and Honors
  • Faculty Innovator Award, Ohio Board of Regents, May 2010
  • Excellence in Teaching with Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2008
  • The Lynn Disbrow Advisor of the Year Award, Sigma Chi Eta, National Communication Association, first awarded November 2006
  • Outstanding Service to Students, Sigma Chi Eta, National Communication Association, 2006
  • Excellence in Education, Ohio Magazine Special Issue, December 2005
  • NISOD Excellence Award, National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development, Austin, TX, 2005
  • Distinguished Alumna, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Indiana University at South Bend, 2001
  • Teacher of the Year, Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges, Lima, OH, 2000
  • Community College Outstanding Educator Award, National Communication Association, Washington, DC, 1999
  • Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, 1997
  • Distinguished Service to Students Award, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH, 1996
  • Student Advocacy Award, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH, 1995
  • Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellow, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1986
  • Outstanding Student, Communication Arts, Indiana University at South Bend, 1982
  • Fourth Place, Original Oratory, Indiana State Peace Oratory Competition, Indianapolis, 1982
  • Second Place, Extemporaneous Speaking, Indiana State Peace Oratory Competition, Fort Wayne, 1981
Publications

Textbook Supplements 

Disbrow, L.M. (2004). Videoworkshop for interpersonal communication.  Student Guide.  Pearson Education

Disbrow, L.M. (2004). Videoworkshop for interpersonal communication.  Instructor's Teaching Guide.  Pearson Education

Zakel, L. and Disbrow, L.M. (2004).  Instructor's manual, InterAct.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Zimmerman, K., Disbrow, L., and Bodary, D. (1999).  Effective speaking I: COM 211 student coursepac.  International Thompson Publishing.

Disbrow, L., Bodary, D., and Zakel, L. (1998). Communication in action: a workbook for interpersonal communication.  International Thompson Publishing.

Refereed Articles 

Disbrow, L.M. (2008).  The overall effect of online audio conferencing in communication courses: what do students really think?  The MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 4, 226–233. (R) (an international publication).

Disbrow, L.M. (2008). Max Headroom in communication courses: using online streaming to connect and clarify.  Kentucky Journal of Communication, 26, 41–53. (R)

Disbrow, L.M. (2000). Enhancing competency and collaboration in an interactive video course at Sinclair Community College.  In Tulloch, J., and Sneed, J.R. (Eds.), Quality enhancing practices in distance education, vol. 1, teaching and learning, 39–50.  Washington, DC: Instructional Communications Council. (R)

Disbrow, L.M. (1998).  Behavioral challenges in the community college communication classroom. Ohio Speech Journal, 36, 1–18. (R)

Disbrow, L.M. (1998).  Teaching interactively: a simple guide for instructors who use interactive video technology.  Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges Journal, 23, 39–45. (R)

Published Applied Scholarship 

Disbrow, L.M. (2008). The essence of teaching with technology. Spectra, 44, 23, 28.

Disbrow, L.M. (2001). Creative curriculum adaptation: a workbook for planning distance delivery.  Dayton, OH: Sinclair Community College.  (N)

Disbrow, L.M. (1999).  Closing the distance: A distance education workbook for planning interactive video delivery. Dayton, OH: Sinclair Community College. (N)

Presentations

Com 101, essentials of public address.  (August 25, 2010). Trustee's Conference, Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio State University at Marion.  Marion, OH.  Presenter.

Elluminate! in a communication curriculum.  (April 21, 2010). The Ohio Teaching Enhancement Program, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH.  Presenter.

Short course #07: using webinars and web conferencing to over the paradox of online communication courses.  (November 12, 2009). National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Chicago, IL. Presenter.

Five years out: NCA student organizaitons and the future of communication. (November 13, 2009).  National Communication Association, Annual Meeting.  Chicago, IL.  Chair and respondent.

Discourses of stability and change: dialogues on the economy and its effects on the communication studies discipline and higher education.  (November 15, 2009).  National Communication Association, Annual Meeting.  Chicago, IL.  Respondent.

Disbrow, L.M., Prentice, C., and Chisholm, M. (November 12, 2009).  Civility and the community college student: perceptions, poverty, and possibilities.  National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago IL.  Panelist.

Dissed in the classroom: teaching about diversity.  (March 13, 2008).  Quest Across Campus Conference, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.  Presenter.

Having faith in teaching: establishing a toolbox of understanding and practice.  (November 15–18, 2007). National Communication Association.  Chicago, IL.  Panelist.

Instructional intersections: the understudies, unexpected, and unappreciated topics in instructional communication.  (November 16–21, 2005).  National Communication Association.  Boston, MA.  Panelist.

Small group instruction and experiential learners: can an online course reach all learning styles?  (November 16–21, 2005).  National Communication Association.  Boston, MA.  Panelist.

Healthy choices: properly planning for and implementing technology in communication instruction.  (November 16–21, 2005).  National Communication Association.  Boston, MA.  Chair.

Moving forward as an adjunct faculty member: looking back at the quality mentoring process.  (2004).  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Chicago, IL.  Panelist.

Pre-conference: reaching toward technology: strategies for incorporating technology in the curriculum.  Using video as a theory application and analysis tool.  (2004).  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Chicago, IL.  Presenter.

Addressing speed bumps in higher education partnering.  (November 20–23, 2003).  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Miami, FL.

Reaching out to new members, reaching in to the future of SAC.  (November 20–23, 2003).  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Miami, FL.  Panelist.

Addressing burnout.  (November 21–24, 2003).  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  New Orleans, LA.  Panelist.

Academic interviewing: advice to graduate students.  (November 2, 2001).  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Atlanta, GA.  Panelist.

Sinclair professional development institutes: the internal perspective.  (October 25, 2002).  OATYC Annual Conference, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH. 

Academic interviewing: advice to graduate students.  (November 2, 2001).  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Atlanta, GA.  Panelist.

Revising the NCA constitution and bylaws: an open forum on the report of the task force on constitutional revision.  (November 2, 2001).  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Atlanta, GA. 

If we can dream it, we can achieve it!: visions in instructional design.  (April 1999).  Joint Central States/Southern States Communication Association Annual Convention.  St. Louis, MO.  Moderator.

Pedagogy for the new millennium: a discussion of the rewards and liabilities of technology-based instruction.  (November 1998).  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Chicago, IL.  Moderator.

Spotlight on service learning across the curriculum. (November 1998).  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Chicago, IL.

Communication as centrality: cross-disciplinary applications of communication curricula.  November, 1997.  National Communication Association Annual Convention.  Chicago, IL.

Standardized course competencies: balm or bane?  (April 1997). Proceedings of a panel presented at the Speech Communication of Ohio Annual Conference, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH.  Presented at Central States Communication Association Annual Meeting.  St. Louis, MO.

Assessing our effectiveness: taking the community college student through to graduate school. (April 1997).  Central States Communication Association Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO.

We've got to start measuring this way!  An interactive exchange about assessment programs throughout the Midwest.  (April 1997).  Central States Communication Association Annual Meeting.  St. Louis, MO. 

Assessing articulation and transfer in the Midwest: how are the Central States doing?   (April 1996).  Central States Communication Association Annual Convention.  St. Paul, MN.  Panelist.

Preventing mediocre messages?  Discussing standardization of basic courses.  (April 1996).  Central States Communication Association Annual Convention.  St. Paul, MN.  Moderator.

Communication and consulting. (October 1995).  Speech Communication Association of Ohio Annual Meeting.  Columbus, OH.  Panelist and moderator.

Communication faculty in the community college: service technicians or visionaries?  (April 1995).  Central States Communication Association Annual Meeting.  Indianapolis, IN.  Chair.




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