Mary Best | Curriculum Vita
Instructor
Communication Studies
757-594-8769 | mdbest@cnu.edu

Areas of Expertise
Professional presentations and public speaking confidence, interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills, optimism/pessimism assessment, civil mediation, and sexual harassment awareness.

Education
M.A. Communication Arts, William Paterson University
B.A. Speech Communication, Pennsylvania State University
General District Court Mediation Certification, Supreme Court of Virginia
Certificate in Sexual Harassment Awareness

Awards, Scholarships, Grants
Student nomination for 2002-2003 CNU Faculty Member of the Year

Memberships/Associations
Center for Honor Enrichment and Community Standards, CNU
Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Sciences
Virginia Association of Adult Continuing Education
Virginia Community College Association

Community Involvement
Forensics Judge, VA Peninsula District Tournaments
Office of Employment Dispute Resolution Mediator, Commonwealth of VA
Instructor Certification, Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
Youth Leadership Alliance and Youth Career Expo, Hampton Roads
Notary Public, Commonwealth of Virginia