Dr. Shane Moreman
California State University, Fresno
Department of Communication
5201 North Maple Ave, Mail Stop SA 46
Fresno, CA 93740-8027
Education: Ph.D., University of South Florida
Interests: Critical Approaches to Intercultural Communication, Performance Studies, Qualitative Research Methods, and the Communication Issues surrounding Latina/o Populations.
Dr. Moreman joined the Communication department in 2003 as its Intercultural Communication scholar. In addition to the nuanced ethnic and racial diversity of California State University, Fresno, Dr. Moreman appreciates that Fresno State honors active involvement in local issues but has also places an emphasis on international perspectives. For 2011-2012, he served as the Coordinator of Global Education for the Division of Continuing and Global Education. For 2013-2014, he was the Executive Director of the Center for Creativity and the Arts. He also currently served on the Research Board for the National Communication Association.
Dr. Moreman's research mainly concerns Latina/o populations, but more generally it involves critical approaches to the communicative and performative aspects of all cultural identity expression and interaction. He has publications in Communication Theory, Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies, Text & Performance Quarterly, Journal of International & Intercultural Communication,Liminalities, The Communication Review and Theatre Journal. His most recent publication is in Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. He was also co-editor of a special issue of TPQ on “Latina/o Performativities.” Additionally, he has book chapters in Latina/o Communication Studies Today and The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication. Currently he is on the editorial board for four research journals. In 2008, he received “Latina/o Scholar of the Year” from NCA's Latina/o Communication Studies Division. Also, in 2008, Dr. Moreman was awarded the Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award, as nominated by his undergraduate and graduate students. In 2013, he was recognized with the Provost’s Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring.
Dr. Moreman teaches Intercultural Communication at both the undergraduate and the graduate level. Additionally, he has developed and taught Communication Theory and Research (graduate), Cultural Criticism of Media (graduate), Gender Communication, Ethnography as Communication Inquiry (graduate), Fundamentals of Public Communication, Performance as Communication, and Tourist as Cultural Communicator (held in México over Spring Break). In 2009, Dr. Moreman taught in England and served as co-Director of the College of Arts & Humanities' London Semester. In 2012 he taught in Costa Rica. Currently he is a part of the DISCOVERe Tablet Initiative. This initiative seeks to offer curricula and learning through tablet usage in the classroom.