Office number: Riverview 211A
Phone number: (320) 308-3000
Degrees held and granting institutions
B.A. 1993, M.A. 1995, Wichita State University
Ph.D. 2001, University of Oklahoma-Norman
Primary and/or current research interests
Civic engagement, service-learning, campaign strategy, grassroots political communication, speechwriting, forensics pedagogy
Dr. Wells also serves as Director of SCSU Speech & Debate (Forensics). To learn more about forensics, visit http://studentorg.stcloudstate.edu/forensics/forensics.html.
Frequently Taught Courses
CMST 192 Introduction to Communication
CMST 211 Public Speaking
CMST 340 Small Group Communication
CMST 316 Speechwriting.
Selected Recent Publications
- Spiker, J. A., Lin, Y., & Wells, S. D. (2003). The voice of young citizens: A study of political malaise in Campaign 2000. Edited by L. L. Kaid, J. C. Tedesco, & M. S. McKinney in The Millennium Election: Communication in the 2000 Campaign. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
- Allen, M., Bourhis, J., Mabry, E., Emmers-Sommer, T., Titsworth, S., Burrell, N., Mattrey, M., Crowell, T., Bakkar, A., Hamilton, A., Malyshev, Y., Robertson, T., Scholl, J., & Wells, S. (2001, Fall). Meta-analysis comparing student satisfaction with distance education and traditional classrooms: A preliminary analysis. Journal of Distance Education
- Hall, T., Brown, K., Ferguson, M., Hughes, K., Wells, S., & Zuckerman, D. (2001). Communication and Sharing--An Introduction to Speech Communication: Student Workbook. Carrollton, TX: Alliance Press.
- Robertson, T., Froemling, K., Wells, S., & McGraw, S. (2000, Summer). Sex, lies and videotapes: An analysis of gender in campaign advertisements. Communication Quarterly, 47 (3), 333-341.