Giselle Betts, MA

Adjunct Instructor

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Giselle Betts is an Aurora native, and has been a proud alumna of Aurora University's Communication department since her graduation in 2002. After receiving her M.A. in Communication in 2005 from Northern Illinois University, Giselle has also been an adjunct faculty member at Waubonsee Community College, having taught Interpersonal Communication and Public Speaking courses there. Giselle has been an adjunct faculty member at Aurora University since 2005, and has taught numerous courses for the Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies departments, including Public Speaking, Culture, Diversity and Expression, Intercultural Communication, Media Criticism, Media and Society, and Wellness and Social Responsibility. Giselle has areas of specialization in adult education, media studies and television production, and has interests in rhetorical communication, social movements, poetry and politics. Giselle is currently an ABD doctoral candidate in the Adult and Higher Education department at Northern Illinois University.

MA Communication - Northern Illinois University
BA Corporate and Professional Communication - Aurora University

Areas of Specialization
Adult Education
Television Production
Rhetorical Criticism

Courses Taught
Public Speaking and Human Communication
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Culture, Diversity and Expression
Wellness and Social Responsibility
Television Production

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
“Teaching, Creativity and Social Context: Visual Literacy and Critical Thinking in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law” presented at Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, 2015
"Psychoanalysis and the Secretary: Modern Sadomasochism as Romance?" presented at Midwest Conference on Literature, Language and Media, 2004
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

Other Interests
Social Movements
Woman Studies