Eastern Michigan University
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Doris J. Fields

Professor of Communication

Doris J. Fields 123 Quirk




  • PhD - Wayne State University, 2002
  • MA - Eastern Michigan University, 1992
  • BS - Eastern Michigan University, 1990

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • National Communication Association
  • Central States Communication Association
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters 

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAC 227 - Interpersonal Communication
  • CTAC 275 - Interracial/Interethnic Communication
  • CTAC 350 - Persuasion
  • CTAC 274 - Intercultural Communication
  • CTAC 379 - Multiracial Children and Communication
  • CTAC 485 - Communication Theory
  • CTAC 506 - Persuasion in the Modern World (Online)
  • CTAC 511 - Readings in Interracial/Interethnic Communication (Online)



My goal as an educator is to foster critical thinking skills, promote active participation in the classroom, provide objective feedback, increase learning in the classroom, and create an environment where different ideas can be disseminated.  My objectives in the classroom are to stimulate learning and academic growth. I have been awarded several teaching awards including: EMU Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, Most Valuable Professor Award presented by the Eastern Michigan Men’s Basketball Team, Teaching Recognition by the TAU Kappa Epsilon Chapter., Nominated for the Celebration of Student Success Award and the NAACP-EMU 12th Annual Image Award-W.E.B Dubois Teaching Award.