Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Global Studies
Ph.D., Communication, University of Oklahomae-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 136 Franco Building
Dr. Cheryl L. Nicholas is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State Berks. She is an ethnographer who enjoys doing research in her homeland, Malaysia. Her research is based on how symbolic activity constitutes and is constituted by cultural worldviews. Theoretically, her work is grounded in language and social interaction, and critical perspectives. She is also interested in postcolonial and queer theory. Her research has been published in journals such as Sexuality and Culture, Communication Quarterly, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, Storytelling, Self & Society, International Journal of the Arts in Society, and as book chapters in Interacting and Organizing: Analysis of a Board Meeting and Queer Identities/Political Realities.
Dr. Nicholas teaches classes in intercultural communication, message evaluation, research methods, nonverbal communication, storytelling, and communication theory.