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Debi Iba

Senior Instructor
Communication Studies
MOUS 303

d.iba@tcu.edu | 817-257-5676

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Ph.D., University of North Texas
M.S., Missouri State University
B.S., Missouri State University

Courses Taught

COMM 40323 Food, Culture, & Communication
COMM 30183 Environmental Communication
COMM 30263 – Gender and Communication
COMM 30203 – Nonverbal Communication

Areas of Focus

Food Communication; Environmental Communication; Gender & Communication; Nonverbal Communication. Small Group Communication Study Abroad related travel: Italy, England, Scotland

  • “The romance of food: Using relationship development as a model for teaching food.” Conference paper – Umbra Institute. Perugia, Italy.
  • “Coming together over table: Nourishing thoughts on culture.” Conference paper – International Communication Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • “Pedagogical intersections of communication and advocacy as designed for the discussion-based classroom.” Panel presentation – National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA
  • “Nonverbal communication across cultures.” Paper presented to the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Changes in eye contact and attraction scores relative to ostracism and dissent. Small Group Research.
  • Dean’s Teaching Award Nominee – Bob Schieffer College of Communication,
  • Women and Gender Studies Nominee – Wise Woman Award
  • Faculty Member of the Year – Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Studies National Honor Society.
  • National Communication Association
  • Association for the Study of Food and Society
  • International Communication Association
  • Affiliated faculty, TCU Women and Gender Studies program
  • Council on International Education Exchange, Faculty Development Alumni