Communication Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
Michael Tew’s teaching and research interests lie in the areas of Queer Studies, Political Communication and Public Address. Dr. Tew teaches subjects ranging from Basic Speech to Communication Ethics, Public Advocacy, and LGBT community. Additionally, Dr. Tew teaches graduate courses in Community Communication and Post Modern Theory and Method. Recent research presentations include work on best practice in teaching speech foundations, LGBT equality issues. Dr. Tew is actively involved in the formal assessment of student learning in communication studies and has given numerous presentations and tutorials on communication program assessment at national and regional conferences. As Director of the Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights, Dr. Tew is actively involved in conducting, promoting, and reviewing academic research, curricular innovation, and community action projects focused on LGBT equality.
Research interests include: Queer Identity, Community, and Activism; Political Communication; Public Policy; and Public Address.