LEAH WAKS, Ph. D. Ph.D., Communication University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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1 1 LEAH WAKS, Ph. D. Department of Communication 2101B Skinner Building University of Maryland College Park, MD (301) (w) EDUCATION Ph.D., Communication University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. B.A., Dual Degree: History and English & American Literature, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Senior Lecturer, The University of Maryland, Department of Communication, College Park, Maryland, 2005 present. Director, Undergraduate Studies program, The University of Maryland, Department of Communication, College Park, Maryland, 1998 present. Lecturer, The University of Maryland, Department of Communication, College Park, Maryland, Teaching Communicating Leadership Small Group Communication Theories of Persuasion Communication Theory and Process Social Research Methods Public Speaking and Communication Skills Academic and administrative responsibilities Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Communication, University of Maryland, College Park. December 1998 Present. Responsibilities have included: Chairing the Undergraduate Studies Committee Directing the Honors program Reviewing the undergraduate academic curriculum Supervising the internship program Supervising the advising office

2 2 Waks- 2 Coordinating activities with the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Studies, the College of Arts and Humanities, College Park Scholars, and the University Honors Program Planning the spring and fall departmental commencements Scheduling classes and assisting in the assignment of teaching assistants and instructors Nominating students for scholarships and awards Mentoring and supervising undergraduate Communication student organizations (UCA, LPE) Directing and supervising the student editorial board responsible for the undergraduate Communication newsletter Initiating retention activities and participating in recruitment activities (such as new and transfer students orientations, Visit Maryland Day, and Academic Talent Day) Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Department of Communication, the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. April 1998 Present. Serves on graduate committees and supervise graduate students independent studies. Sigma Delta Tau Sorority advisor Gemstone research faculty mentor Member of the following universities committees: First-Year Learning Community Advisory Board K-16 University of Maryland Education Task Force Center for Undergraduate Research Advisory Board Campus Assessment Working Groups (CAWG) Retention and Graduation Research Team Peer Consulting Network, the Office of Organizational Effectiveness PUBLICATIONS Besley, J.C., McComas, K.A., & Waks, L. (2007). Media use and the perceived justice of local science authotities. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 83. 4, McComas, K. A., Tuite, L., Waks, L.& Sherman, L. A. (2007). Predicting satisfaction and outcome acceptance with advisory committee meetings: The role of procedural justice.the Journal of Applied Social Psychology,37, 5,

3 3 Waks - 3 Meffert, M.F., Chung, S., Joiner, A. J., Waks, L., & Garst, J. (2006). The effects of negativity and motivated information processing during a political campaign. Journal of Communication. 56 1, Cai, D., & Waks, L. (2002). What we still need to know about Chinese negotiation. In Jia, W., Lu, X., & Heisey, D. R. (Eds.), Chinese communication theory and research: Reflections, new frontiers, and new directions (pp ). Westport, CT: Ablex Publishing. Allen, R.L. & Waks, L. (1990). The social reality construction of attitudes toward the social roles of women and African Americans. Howard Journal of Communications, WORK IN PROGRESS Garst, J., & Waks, L. Effects of advertising on men and women s gender roles attitudes. CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS Presentations Chung, S., Waks, L., Meffert, M. F., & Xie, X ( 2007, May). Voters Motivation and InformationProcessing: A Model of Motivated Information Processing in a Political Campaign. Paper accepted for presentation for the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Franciso, CA. Chung, S., Waks, L., Meffert, M. F., & Xie, X., (2006, November). Motivated information processing in political campaigns: Evidence from belief trafectories. Paper presented at the 2006 annual meeting of the National Communication Asociation, San Antonio, TX. Meffert, M., Chung, S., Joiner A., Waks, L., & Garst, J. (2003, May). Motivated information search and candidate evaluations: On-line versus memory-based processc models. Paper presented at the 2003 annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA. Garst, J. & Waks, L. (2002, July). Effects of advertising on men and women s gender roles attitudes. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Annual Meeting in Seoul, Korea. Waks - 4

4 4 Meffert, M., Chung, S., Joiner A., Garst J., & Waks, L. (2002, July). Motivated information processing and in dynamic political campaign environment: The effects ofmessage valence and congruency. Paper presented at the 2002 annual conference of the International Communication Association, Seoul, Korea. Meffert, M., Chung, S., Joiner A., Garst J., & Waks, L. (2002, August). Motivated information processing in and negative campaigns: the dynamic of formation of candidate evaluations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA. Waks, L., & Cai, D. (1998, July). Framing Cross Cultural Communication in Organizations. Panel discussion presentation at the International Communication Association, division of organizational communication, Jerusalem, Israel. Cai, D., & Waks, L. (1998, July). Beyond Conflict Styles: Re-examining Chinese Conflict Behavior. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, division of intercultural communication, Jerusalem, Israel. Waks, L., & Allen, R., L.(1991, May). Communication and Beliefs about Distributive Justice: Are there Gender Differences in Concepts of Equality? Paper presented at the International Communication Association, division of Political Communication, Chicago, Ill. Waks, L., & Allen, R. L.(1990, June). News Media and Beliefs about Distributive Justice: The Framing of Political and Gender Equality. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Political Communication Division, Dublin, Ireland. Waks, L., & Pietila, R. ( 1989, May). Thinking about Issues: A Cognitive Response Approach to Mass Media and Individuals' Agenda Diversity. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Political Communication Division, San Francisco. Allen, R. L., & Waks, L. (1987, May). The Social Reality Construction: The Evaluation of the Status and Role of Women and Blacks. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada. Waks, L., & Pietila, R. (1987, April). Do the Media Contribute to Individuals' Agenda Diversity? Mid-Western Conference of Doctoral Students, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Allen, R. L., & Waks, L. (1986, May). The Dimensionality of Mass Media Exposure Measures. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Mass Media Division, Chicago, Illinois.

5 5 Waks-5 Workshops Waks, L. (2001, March). Mentorship and conflict management. Workshop presented at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland Quest Program, College Park, MD. Waks, L. (2001, March). Ther road to graduation: Behaviors and attitudes that fuel the journey. Paper presented at the CAWG Research Forum, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Waks L. (2001, March). Group dynamics and decision-making. Presentation for the Office of Organizational Effectiveness at the University of Maryland libraries, College Park, MD. Waks, L. (2001). Group dynamics and conflict management lecture. Tzabar Israeli Scouts, Rockville, MD. Waks, L. (2000, January). Conflict resolution in the classroom: Student-teacher conflict communication as learning enhancement. Presentation at Itzhak Rabin Hig School, Kefar-Sabba, Israel. Waks, L., & Foxworth, V.(1999, November). Exploring Participatory Leadership: Process tools for effective leadership in problem solving. Paper presented at the International Leadership Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS and AWARDS Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fellow Recipient of the Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Instructional Improvement Grant for $ Recipient of the Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Instructional Improvement Grant for $ JIFTSAN grant, $22, The College or Arts and Humanities nominee for the Provost s Academic Advisors of the Year Award Nominated by the College of Arts and Humanities for the Provost s Academic Advisors of the Year Award Recipient of the University of Maryland Parent Association Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award for that carried a stipend of $2, Selected as a Lily-Center Fellow for and awarded a stipend of $3, Recipient of the Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Instructional Improvement Grant for $ Finalist for the Provost s Academic Faculty Advisors of the Year Award

6 6 Waks Nominated for The University of Maryland Parents Association Advising Award IFC, PHC, PHA Outstanding Teacher of the year Award Teaching Excellence Award, The Center for Teaching Excellence, University Of Maryland, College Park, MD Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Mentor Award, University of Maryland, College Park Rackham Dissertation Fellowship, the University of Michigan Leo Burnett Scholarship Award for advertising research University Fellowship, University of Michigan CONSULTING & TRAINING The Pentagon (2005). Designed and implemented one-day communication training workshops. The Office of Campus Programs at the University of Maryland (2003). Planned and led a one-day retreat focusing on strategic planning for OCP. The libraries at the University of Maryland (2002). Led workshops on group work and team building. National Association of Securities Dealers (1996). Designed and administered workshops for managers. Training focused on methods to facilitate and manage organizational change. Issues included motivating employees to adjust to and incorporate new procedures. National Association of Securities Dealers (1996). Designed and administered training workshops for managers and employees. Training focused on communication and conflict management in the work place and in customer service. Topics included communication skills, team building and team leadership, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Leadership Development Institute (LDI), Montgomery College (1996). Planned and led leadership retreats for Montgomery College. Conflict resolution Training ( ). Designed and presented workshops at the University of Maryland Office of Residential Life, The Quest Program, the Association of Information and Referral Services, National Association of Security Dealers, and the American Association of University Women.

7 7 Waks - 7 Additional experience Mediator ( ) with the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center, Howard County; and the City of Rockville Department of Human Services, Rockville, Maryland. Consultant ( ) to the Board of Directors of the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center, Howard Community College, Howard County, Maryland. Administrator of programs to facilitate foreign language acquisition using Interactive Multimedia, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS International Communication Association National Communication Association International Leadership Association International Association for Conflict Manangement Maryland Communication Association