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Regina Alabere

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ABOUT

Regina Ogechi (O-ghe-chi) Alabere (Aa-laa-be-re) is a second-year doctoral student at the University of Memphis studying Health Communication. Her research interest includes; cancer communication in the interpersonal and family context, narratives of mental health, providing equal access to mental health resources, and issues of health disparities. Her past research has explored visual communication in various contexts, developing training materials for Central Texas Medical Center, San Marcos, consulting for Special Olympics Texas, a non-governmental organization serving individuals with intellectual disability. She holds a Master in Communication Studies from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Language from Covenant University, Nigeria in 2013.

Personal hobbies include watching Marvel movies, chatting with friends and listening to music particularly Afrobeat and Reggaeton.

UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

Fall 2019 – Present Graduate Instructor

University of Memphis

Department of Communication and Film

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 Adjunct Lecturer

Texas State University

Department of Communication Studies

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 Instructional Specialist Sr. PRN

Arizona State University

Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

January 2018 - May 2018 Office Liaison

Texas State University

Department of Communication Studies

August 2016 - May 2018 Graduate Instructional Assistant

Texas State University

Department of Communication Studies

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Edwards, A., Boakye, O., & Alabere, R. O. (2018, November). Examining the effects of fear of crime on international students' quality of life. Poster presented at the Tenth International Research Conference for Graduate Students. San Marcos, TX.

Dailey, S., Alabere, R. O., Michalski, J., & Brown, C. (2018, November). Sport Experiences as Anticipatory Socialization: How does Sport Communication Help Individuals with

Intellectual Disabilities Learn and Adapt to Work. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference. Salt Lake, UT.

Alabere, R. O. (2018, April). Disputes on freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and equality in higher education: Reflections on Turning Point USA v. Macomb Community College. Paper presented at the Southern States Communication Association Conference. Nashville, TN.

Alabere, R. O. (2018, April). Virtual Cosmopolitanism in Twitter Memes of London Terrorist Attack. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference. Pittsburgh, PN.

MANUSCRIPT IN PROGRESS

Dailey, S., Alabere, R. O., Michalski, J., & Brown, C. (2020). Sport Experiences as Anticipatory Socialization: How does Sport Communication Help Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Learn and Adapt to Work. Manuscript under review.

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2018 Travel Grant, Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University (approximately $500)

2018 Travel Grant, Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University ($500)

2018 Dr. Steven A. Beebe Communication Studies Graduate Student Scholarship "awarded to Communication Studies graduate students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement." Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University ($1400)

2018 M Lee Williams and Cathy Fleuriet Communication Studies Graduate Teaching Scholarship "that recognizes one M.A. level graduate instructional or teaching assistant in the Department of Communication Studies for outstanding teaching performance." Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University ($1000)

2017- 2018 Texas Public Education Grant to "provide financial support to exceptional international students" from the International office, Texas State University ($4000)

2017 Dr. Steven A. Beebe Communication Studies Graduate Student Scholarship "awarded to Communication Studies graduate students who demonstrate

outstanding academic achievement." Department of Communication Studies, Texas State University ($1050)

2017 Graduate College Scholarship "for newly admitted and returning students." Office of the Graduate College, Texas State University ($1000)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND SECTIONS

***COMM 2381- Oral Communication 4

**COM 504- Theories and Models in Communication 1

**COM 598- Communication in the Workplace 2

**COM 598- Social Influence and Persuasion 1

***COMM 1310- Fundamentals of Human Communication 4

*COMM 1310- Fundamentals of Human Communication 10

*Indicates experience as a Graduate Instructional Assistant

**Indicates experience as an Instructional Specialist in a graduate level class

***Indicates experience as a Lecturer/ Instructor of record