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Jamie Capuzza

If you could teach another classI would teach astronomy. The universe is such a funky place with so many unsolved mysteries!

If you weren't a ProfessorI’d be a travel writer or a drummer in a rock n’ roll band—if I had the talent!

Favorite BookRight now I’m reading Paul Theroux’s The Tao of Travel. It is a compilation of work by different travel writers and I’m enjoying it very much.

Favorite Quote“Travel doesn’t merely broaden the mind, it makes the mind.” –Bruce Chatwin

Places to VisitI actually have a list of all the places in the world I want to visit. I’ve been lucky so far getting to many of those places. The list still includes: Egypt, Greece, Chile, Bali, Lebanon, Japan and many more places!

Hobbies and InterestsI’m fascinated by other languages. In fact, I’m trying to learn sign language. It’s been a childhood goal of mind to learn it.

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University Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Jamie Capuzza

Title: Professor of Communication and Director of the Gender Studies Program
Communication Studies, Gender Studies

College Professor
It was after I graduated from college that I finally realized what I wanted to do with my life: be a college professor. Ironically, the answer I had been searching for so long was literally staring me in the face the last four years.

Every time a student I’ve had for class graduates, I consider that a proud professional accomplishment. After 20 years of college teaching, that is a lot to be proud of.

Teaching Abroad
I’ve taught in Spain, Italy, Germany, India and China (twice). I’m proud to bring those experiences and new knowledge into the classroom.

I think my students are engaged because I model what it means to be an engaged learner – intellectually curious, passionate and prepared. I also think they are engaged learners because they know I am genuinely interested in them and their success.

I love any and all libraries. I’m such a nerd! But sometimes I’ll stand in the middle of the library and close my eyes for a minute contemplating all the work that went into creating and archiving all that human knowledge over so many years. Libraries are inspiring and humbling places.

Liberal Arts
In my opinion, the most important quality a person needs to be successful in life is to be highly adaptive. Because a broad liberal arts degree prepares you for all of life’s varied experiences, graduates can be ready for anything and everything the future holds.

Research Interests
Contemporary social movements, gender and communication, political communication

B.A., Communication and English, Mount Union College
M.A., Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, The Ohio State University
Ph.D., Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, The Ohio State University

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