Doris J. Fields

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Professor of Communication

School of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts

123 Quirk



  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2002
  • MA, Eastern Michigan University, 1992
  • BS, Eastern Michigan University, 1990

Interests and Expertise

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.


  • 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)

Grants, Honors and Awards

 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
  • Nominated for the NAACP-EMU 12th Annual Image Award-W.E.B Dubois Teaching Award

Professional Affiliations

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