Maureen M. Louis

  • Professor, Communication
  • Director, Communication Studies Program
  • CM 101A FYS: The Media Ate My Reality
  • CM 110 Introduction to Human Communication
  • CM 121 Effective Speaking
  • CM 301 Speech and Rhetoric
  • CM 313 Debate
  • CM 320 Communication in the Mass Media
  • CM 410 Advocacy and Public Communication
  • CM 430 Organizational Communication
  • CM 440 Advanced Topics in Communication
  • CM 481 Communication Internship
Maureen Louis, Cazenovia College Professor, Communication Studies
Humanities & Natural Sciences
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13 Nickerson Street
Maureen Louis has been with Cazenovia College since 1993, beginning as an adjunct member of the faculty, serving for two years as Counsel to the President, then joining the faculty full time in the Division of Humanities and Natural Sciences. She is the Director of the Communication Studies Program, teaches courses in Communication, and Coaches the Cazenovia College Debate Society. She has served in a variety of leadership roles including Faculty Chair, Chair of the Faculty Council, and Chair of the Cazenovia College 175th Anniversary Committee. Her primary areas of expertise include communication performance and advocacy, media studies, and communication in public policy.
  • B.A., SUNY Fredonia
  • J.D., Syracuse University
  • Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, 2013
  • Student Government Association Paw Pin Award, 2006
  • Honorary Member of the Senior Class 2000, 2001, and 2003
  • We Don’t Want to Talk About It: Communication Strategies for Teaching Less Popular Subjects, with Heather Stassen-Ferrara, Christine Geyer, and John Livermore, 2013 Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association: Vol. 2013, Article 11.
  • "Because I Said So" and Other Notions of Authority: An Advanced Course On Communication and Power, 2008 Proceedings of the NYS Communication Association.
  • Walking the Walk: My Autistic Son and the Scholarship of Empathy, Journal of Women's Studies in Communication, Summer 2008.
  • The Interview is Not About You!: Teaching Pending Graduates Empathy and Context to Avoid Disaster in Employment Interviews, 2007 Proceedings of the NYS Communication Association.
  • Engaged in Media, Engaged in Policy: Teaching Strategies to Promote Media Literacy and Civic Participation, NYS Communication Association, 2013
  • Communities Judging Learning: A Roundtable Discussion of the Ways in Which Networks Affect Assessment, NYS Communication Association, 2013
  • You Have to Start Somewhere: Interweaving Media Literacy and Public Policy in the Effective Speaking Course, Popular Culture Association, 2013
  • Ethics in the New, Flipped Academic World, A NYSCA Roundtable, NYS Communication Association, 2012
  • The Media Ate My Reality: A First Year Seminar Course, Popular Culture Association, 2012
  • Incorporating Interdisciplinary Elements in the Introduction to Human Communication Course, NYSCA, 2011
  • Bringing Home to the Classroom: Using Lived Experience to Foster Empathy, Panel Presentation, Central States Communication Association, 2011
  • Program Administrators Roundtable, NYSCA, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • G.I.F.T.S.: The Empathy Description Exercise, NYSCA, 2010
  • Communication Creates the World, Invited Address, NYS Rotary Youth Leadership Conference, 2011
  • Communication and Leadership, Invited Address, NYS Rotary Youth Leadership Conference, 2008, 2009
  • Reflections on Leadership: Making Successful Transitions, Invited Address, NYS Assoc. of Women in Administration, 2008
  • Let Cooler Heads Prevail: Teaching Debate to Encourage Civic Engagement, NYSCA, 2006
  • National Communication Association
  • Popular Culture Association
  • New York State Communication Association (President 2014-2015)
  • New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, Surrogate Decision Making Committee
  • Madison County Community Services Board (2009-2013)
  • The Arc of Madison-Cortland Board of Directors
  • Member of the Bar: New York and District of Columbia
  • Invited Text Review, Choices & Connections: An Introduction to Human Communication, (McCornack), 2013
  • Invited Text Review, Media & Culture, 9th Edition (Campbell, Martin, and Fabos), 2013
  • Peer Reviewer, Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013