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Mallory Minor. I am a senior Communication Studies Major with a concentration in Interpersonal Communication. During Summer 2015, I completed my internship in Atlantic City, NJ with One Atlantic, an event planning company.  I worked with event planners, brides, vendors, and staff to execute one-of-a-kind weddings for every couple! We also plan events on a larger scale, such as the 2016 Miss America Pageant luncheon and other large corporation events.  I shadowed four areas of the business including Sales/Marketing, Event Planning, Banquet Managing, and Culinary Execution, which are all crucial communication channels that follow these upscale events from start to finish. From planning one hundred thousand dollar weddings, to planning a wedding for a New York Knicks NBA Dancer, this internship has provided me with experience to help prepare me for my future.

Department Faculty

Lauren Mackenzie, Ph.D.

Dr. MackenzieDr. Lauren Mackenzie joined the Bloomsburg University Communication Studies faculty in the Fall of 2014 and teaches courses devoted to Intercultural Communication, Conflict Management and Communication Theory. She is a faculty liaison for the Teaching & Learning Enhancement Center and serves on the BU Veterans Advisory Committee.

Dr. Mackenzie is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Culture and Language at Norwich University and from 2009-2014, Dr. Mackenzie served as Associate Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication at the U. S. Air Force Culture and Language Center. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts and taught intercultural competence courses throughout the Department of Defense over the past five years. Previously, she taught a variety of intercultural and interpersonal communication courses at the University of Massachusetts, the State University of New York, and Columbus State University, among others. Dr. Mackenzie's research centers around the verbal, paralinguistic and nonverbal components that comprise the communication of respect across cultures. 

Her most recent conference presentations are:

Mackenzie, L. (2015). "A Framework for Conceptualizing the Communication of Respect in WPS Initiatives". Invited speaker at the U.S. Naval War College’s Women, Peace & Security Conference. Newport, RI.

Mackenzie, L. (2015). “Connecting Culture, Communication & Leadership.” Invited speaker at the PASSHE Women’s Consortium Staff Leadership Institute. State College, PA.
 
Mackenzie, L. & Wallace, M. (2015). "Crossing Cultural Borders: A Proposed S.O.P. for Military Cross-Cultural Communication.” Paper presented at the Military Sociology Division of the Eastern Sociological Society Conference, New York, NY.

Mackenzie, L. (2014). The Effective Use of Situational Judgment Tests: A Teaching Technique By and For Student Veterans. Panel presentation delivered at the National Communication Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Her most recent publications include:

Mackenzie, L. & Wallace, M. (2015). Intentional Design: Using Iterative Modification to Enhance Online Learning for Professional Cohorts. In T. Milburn (Ed.) Communicating User Experience: Applying Local Strategies Research to Digital Media Design. Rowman & Littlefield.

Mackenzie, L. (2014). Strategic Enablers: How Intercultural Communication Skills Advance Micro-Level International Security. Journal of Culture, Language & International Security. 1 (1): 85-96.

Mackenzie, L. & Wallace, M. (2014). Cross-Cultural Communication Contributions to Professional Military Education: A Distance Learning Case Study. In (R. Greene-Sands & A. Greene-Sands, eds.) Cross- Cultural Competence for a 21st Century Military: Lanham, MD: Lexington.