Dr. Tamara L. Gillis

Professor of Communications

Communications Department
Elizabethtown College
Office: 208G Steinman Center
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Voice: (717) 361-1386 -- Fax: (717) 361-1180
E-mail: gillistl@etown.edu

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Main Courses: Courses I teach (or have taught)

(Samples of old and current syllabi)

Freshman Seminar: The World Through the Eyes of the Media
sample only. Fall 2006 PDF
Communications 311 Reporting & News Writing sample only
Communications 333 Organizational Communication PDF version
Communications 373 Feature Writing and Magazine Management sample PDF Version
Communications 351 Public Relations PDF version
Communications 412 Advanced Public Relations sample only
Communications 485 Communications Seminar (Senior Research Seminar) PDF
Communications 472 Communications Practicum sample only
To learn more about Communications Practicum see the Guidebook and contract.
Communications 474 Communications Internship sample only
To learn more about Communications Internships see the Guidebook and contract.
The Swaziland Distance Learning Project: Community Journalism
The Media in Africa Education Program: Project Butterfly

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Brief Biographical Statement

Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Pittsburgh; M.S., Communications Studies, Shippensburg (Pa.) University; B.A., English, Shippensburg (Pa.) University. Dr. Tamara Gillis, professor of communications, teaches journalism, public relations, organizational communication, international communication, and research courses. She is an accredited business communicator through the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), a past chairman of the IABC Research Foundation, and the 2004 recipient of the IABC Research Foundation Lifetime Friend Award. Her research interests include organizational communication, civic journalism, change management, effective organizational structures, public art as communications, the impact of new media and a "great books" approach to teaching public relations. Her most recent works include The Human Element and Essentials of Employee Communication both published in 2008 by IABC Knowledge Centre as well as The Handbook of Organizational Communication and the companion instructor's manual, both published by Jossey-Bass in 2006.

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Swazi Photo Essay
Oct.98 - Dec.98
Machiavelli for Modern Times
Dec.97 - Jan.98
Sketchbook: Russia
Sep. - Nov.97
May -
Sept. 01

More to Come
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Links of Interest

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Last updated 1/20/2010.