Dr. Randa (Lumsden) Garden
Speech Communication

 

Dr. Randa (Lumsden) Garden (Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at Wayne State College.  Dr. Garden teaches courses in Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Qualitative Research Design, Communication and Ethics, Organizational Presentations, and Speech Communication.  Dr. Garden, along with students in her Organizational Communication classes, participates in a Service Learning research project each spring  examining “Emotions in Organizations.”

 

Dr. Garden received her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009. Her dissertation is entitled, “Learning about serious illnesses: Implications for instructional communication.”  Her primary research interest examines issues related to health care provider-patient communication.  She has also explored the communication challenges of family caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease.  She presented her research paper, “The effective use of popular medical dramas to analyze communication ethics in the doctor-patient relationship” at the Western States Communication Association Conference in Palm Springs, CA.  She has also presented her work at the annual National Communication Association Conferences. In addition to teaching and writing, she enjoys spending leisure time with her husband Jim, and two daughters, Jamy and Nikki.

Upcoming Events

April 22

WSC Symphonic Band

and Wind Ensemble

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

 

April 23

WSC Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion Ensembles

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

 

April 24

Josh Calkin, Tuba

Ley Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

 

April 28-Aug. 29

Juried Student Exhibition

Nordstrand Visual Arts

Gallery, Opening & Reception on April 28,

5:00-6:00 p.m.

 

April 28

WSC Concert Choir

and Chorale,

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

 

April 30

Black and Gold

Show Choir,

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

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