Instructor & Director of Basic Courses
Bachelor's Degree: University of Missouri (2012)
Master's Degree: Auburn University (2014)
PhD: Louisiana State University (2020)
Office: 226 Coates Hall
Research & Teaching
Dr. Cynthia Sampson (she/her) got her PhD in Communication Studies from LSU in 2020. Her research focuses on audiences, fan studies, and media literacy. That basically means she likes to watch a lot of TV and hang out in some weird parts of the Internet.
She's been teaching for almost a decade now but is still learning every semester. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Eugenia Zuroski, and the collaborations of Deanna Fasset and John Warren have been immensely influential to her pedagogical approach. Dr. Sampson is excited to be stepping into the role of Director of Basic Courses.
Undergraduate & Graduate Courses
CMST 1061 – Fundamentals of Communication
CMST 2040 – Performance of Literature
CMST 2060 – Public Speaking
CMST 7904 – Pedagogy for the Communication Classroom
Awards & Honors
Faculty, Fundamentals of Communication Cohort in the Interactive OER for Dual Enrollment project, funded through an Open Textbooks Pilot grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, and coordinated by LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network and the Louisiana Board of Regents, 2021-2023.