Linda Manning | Curriculum Vita
Assistant Professor
Communications Studies
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Areas of Expertise
Relational communication, family communication and friendship communication, family roles, rules and rituals, how families are formed and maintained through international adoption, communication and friendship, how friendships evolve through the life span, cross-sex friendship and the role of social media on friendship.

Ph.D., University of Denver, 2002
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
B.A., cum laude, Duke University, 1990

Awards, Scholarships, Grants
Alumni Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring (nominee), CNU Alumni Society, 2010, 2011.
Most Inspirational Professor, Phi Mu sorority, Christopher Newport University, 2005.
Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993.
Summer Stipend in Service Learning (Health Communication), Center for Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship, CNU, (June 2009 - August 2009).
Dean's Office Grant for Fall Semester,Dean's Office, CNU, one course release. (August 2005 - December 2005).

Southern States Communication Association (April 2009 - present)
National Communication Association (1992  - present)
American Association of University Women (1990 - present)

Community Involvement
Coordinator, Moms Helping Moms Support Group, Newport News, VA. (September 2006-present)
Cultural Programming Coordinator, Riverside Elementary School, Newport News, VA. (May 2009 – present)
Focus Group Member, Develop plan of action for support groups for families with children with cancer. Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Norfolk, VA. (July 2006)
Focus Group Member, Evaluate website for Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Norfolk, VA. (December 2005)