Mary Toale - Communication Studies
Ed.D., West Virginia University
Teaching areas: nonverbal communication, communication research methods, communication theory, instructional communication, persuasion, small group communication
Research interests: Instructional Communication
What have you learned while teaching at B-W?:
While teaching at Baldwin-Wallace College, I have learned how to be more organized to manage my time well.
What inspired you to get into college teaching?:
I was inspired to pursue teaching at the college level by my professors in graduate school. I had been coaching soccer at the collegiate level, and had planned to continue, but discovered how enlightening and fun collegiate teaching could be. As I was working on my Masterís degree, I was able to be behind the scenes of the undergraduate courses and work with the professors who were teaching them. I fell in love with the life of college professors and decided to pursue my Doctoral degree so I could become one!
Describe the ways in which you mentor students interested in your department:
In the Department of Communication and Theatre, I have the opportunity to be exposed to students who are interested in a variety of subject areas. As a mentor, I try to listen to the studentsí interests to help facilitate the studentsí pursuit of a liberal arts education.
If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?:
If I were not teaching, I would most likely be coaching soccer.
What do students like best about your class?:
To find out what students like best about my classes, it would be best to ask them. If I had to guess, I would say the students like the challenging, yet fair nature of my classes.