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School of Communication
Faculty & Staff Information

Dinecia Gates
Academic Advisor
Dinecia Gates

M.A. Communication, East Carolina University, 2010 (emphasis in Health Communication and Training in Communication Pedagogy)
B.A. Communication Studies, Campbell University, 2009

Courses Taught:
Business and Professional Communication, Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, Student Development and Learning In Higher Education

Research Interests:
Health Communication, Media and Health, African American Women’s Health, Media Effects, Communication Theory, Representation of Women in Media, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Women In Higher Education, Public Health, Health Inequities, Social Media, Student Retention, Women and Leadership, & Academic Advising

Scholarly Works/Publications:
Bridging the Gap between Institutional Retention Data and Student Success: What all Advisors Should Know, The Hokey Pokey of College Parenting: When to Step In and When to Step Out, Health, Weight, and Food Messages in African American Women’s Magazines: A Textual Analysis of Articles in Ebony and Essence.