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Ellen Taricani PhD

Ellen Taricani, PhD
202 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-9317

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  1. B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1982 and 2000
  2. M. A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  3. Master's Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
  4. Master's Certificate in Homeland Security, The Pennsylvania State University, 2019
  5. Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University 2002

Dr. Ellen Taricani has taught undergraduate courses in public speaking (CAS 100B), group communication (CAS 250), information technology (CAS 283), nonverbal communication (CAS 470), culture and technology (CAS 383), and other courses related to information technology (CAS 483) and social media(CAS 83). Other instruction has included graduate courses at both George Mason University and Penn State University. Her scholarly explorations include a capacious range of topics related to learning and communication integration. Many of the publications relate to connected-life online to cognitive mapping to learning design as well as social media applications and influence. She is interested in finding ways to capture structural knowledge and making connections both online and face-to-face. She has published in journals such as Educational Technology Research and Development, International Journal of Instructional Media, Journal of Educational Computing Research, World Complexity Science Journal, and American Communication Journal. She has served as President of the American Communication Association.