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Mary Best


Mary Best

Instructor

Luter Hall 247
(757) 594-8769
mdbest@cnu.edu

Education

  • MA in Communication Arts, William Paterson University
  • BA in Speech Communication, Pennsylvania State University

Teaching

Argumentation, Communicating Identity, Gender Communication, Media History, Practicum in Communication, Public Speaking

Research

Civic engagement, Optimism/Pessimism cognitive approaches, Disability awareness, Public speaking anxiety, Digital film production

Biography

Faculty member at CNU since 1991. Serves as webmaster for the department's IntraWeb presence and mentors student Ferguson Fellowship for Entrepreneurs award recipients. Offers conference programs, seminars, and workshops on public presentation and relational communication dynamics. Participates in multiple civic engagement roles with local non-profit organizations and supports disability resource partnerships. Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior professional experience in mass media industry.


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