Rae Ellen Doyle
Elston Hall, Room 203
M.A., Communication/Rhetoric, Colorado State University (1999)
B.A., Speech Communication and Literature from SUNY Potsdam (1997)
Professor Doyle has been teaching since 1999 and has called SUNY Schenectady home since 2004 when she began her tenure at the college in the Advisement Center. She began teaching at SUNY Schenectady as an adjunct in 2005 and then full time in 2010. In 2013, she developed the Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences (A.A.): Communication Concentration for which she is now the lead faculty member, teaching the following courses in the curriculum: Mass Media, New Media and Society, Introduction to Human Communication, Introduction to Media Writing, Introduction to Visual Communication, and Public Speaking. It was her severe fear of public speaking that drew her to the Communication field as a whole, and she has made helping students overcome communication apprehension a focal point in her classes. Her research interests include the impact of social media on adolescents, how media images influence the way we view other people and cultures, and nonverbal communication. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, reading, listening to music, and watching movies.