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Dr. Robert Powell

California State University, Fresno
Department of Communication
5201 North Maple Ave, Mail Stop SA 46
Fresno, CA  93740-8027

Office: Speech Arts 37
Phone: 559.278.4216 | Fax: 559.278.4113

Position: Professor
Education: Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Interests: Critical Thinking, Instructional Communication, Communication Theory 

Dr. Powell is a past Department Chair. He is Director of the Assistant Lecturer Program.  He recently published a book with Dana Caseau, Classroom Communication and Diversity: Enhancing Instructional Practice.  He is currently investigating alternative instructional strategies for teaching and measuring critical thinking. He is also interested in the role of student culture on instructional practices and better understanding processes which influence learning in the classroom. He has been selected as a Master Teacher by WSCA and was Chair of the Instructional Development Division of ICA. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Communication.