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Oli Mohammadi

Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Technology

School of Management

Degree ProgramB.S. Communication

Dr. Mohammadi grew up overlooking Lake Anderson in Morgan Hill, CA, a small town about 8 miles east of Santa Cruz. Being so close to the Sierra's and the Pacific, she sent a great deal of time outdoors.

My passions include travel, performance art, and culture. I spent some time backpacking across Western and Eastern Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and portions of Northern Africa and the Middle East. But hands down one of my favorite travel experiences was when I took a year off college and hostel hopped the United States. This is a breathtaking country. I still don't know if I can begin to compare Hawaii with the Grand Canyon with the Flat Irons.

I had the fortunate enough to combine and focus on travel into my academic career. For my doctoral research, I traveled to Iran and lived in several regions of the country interviewing women. I went from the small lime huts of Kandovan to the metropolis of Tehran and a few places in between.

For college, I attended the University of California at Berkeley, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, San Francisco State University, and Louisiana State University Baton Rouge. I hope someday to write children’s books, encourage the young people of the world to embrace cultural diversity, and hold season tickets to LSU football! GEAUX TIGERS!

Courses Taught

COMM 1005 - Communication Portfolio

COMM 3001 - Applied Interpersonal Communication

COMM 3002 - Negotiation and Persuasion

COMM 4901 - Undergraduate Capstone

COMM 5150 - Interpersonal Communication

COMM 6100 - Communication Theory in Practice

COMM 6120 - Persuasion and Storytelling

MGMT 6693 - Interpersonal Communication

COMM 6900 - Communication Capstone

COMM 3001 - Communication Through Media and Technology

COMM 6170 - PR: Concepts and Strategy

PREL 3001 - Principles of Public Relations

PREL 4102 - Applied Public Relations

COMM 6150 - Interpersonal Communication

Education

PhD, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA United States

MA, San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA United States

BA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Awards / Honors

Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Louisiana State University, 2006

Board of Regents Fellowship, Louisiana State University, 2006

Publications

Mohammadi, O. O. (2014). A Short Cemetery Tour, Reflection and Small Performances of Re/memory/ance Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies

Mohammadi, O. O., Swift, C. L. (2013). First Day of Public Speaking Class and Student Expectations Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges

Presentations

Mohammadi, O. O. (2013). Effectively Teaching Public Speaking

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