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Dr. Shirley A Bell

Dr. Shirley A Bell


Office: 1751 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-2016 (messages)
Email: sabell@eiu.edu

Shirley Bell's Vita
Office Hours Spring 2014 -
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10:00 - 11:00
Monday and Wednesday 12:30-1:00

Frequently Taught Courses

CMN 2630-Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
CMN 3640-Advanced Interpersonal Communication
CMN 3660-Communication and Conflict Management
CMN 3710-Intercultural Communication
CMN 4765-Communication in Families
CMN 1310-Introduction to Speech Communication


Ph.D, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Speech Communication
M.S., California State University, Fullerton, Counseling Psychology
M.A., B.A., California State University, Fullerton, Speech Communication
A.A., Chaffey College, Journalism

Selected Publications

Staske-Bell, Shirley. (2008). "Negotiating Intimate Family Ties in Ordinary Family Interaction." 
In L. Arnold, Family Communication:  Theory and Research,  pp. 160-172. Boston: Pearson.

Staske, Shirley. (2002).  "Claiming Individualized Knowledge of a Conversational Partner." 
Research on Language and Social Interaction, 35(3), 245-276.

Staske, Shirley. (1998).  "The normalization of problematic emotion in conversation between close
relational partners:  Interpersonal emotion work."  Symbolic Interaction, 21,59-86.

Selected Conference Presentations

"Hetero! Hetero! Hetero!" ?:  Exploring the Communicative Resources and Constraints of Bullying K-12 and EIU. Upcoming, October 12, 2013, 2nd annual EIU Bullying Conference.

"Bullying:  A Call for COMMunity Research on a Fundamentally COMMunicative Social Activity."  November, 2012, National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.

"Examining "Interpersonal Conflict" as a Collaborative Social Activity:  A Call for Paradigm Shift."  November, 2007, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

"Multi-Party Family Conflict:  Now, Again, and (Ever?) After."  November 2002, National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

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