• Contact Info

Burns, Michael

Teaching Assistant Professor



courses taught

  • COMM 1600 - Group Interaction
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Learn communication skills to be a better group member and enhance group effectiveness in a variety of professional and civic contexts. Practice group communication skills through an innovative group project and online simulation. Focuses on topics such as group development & socialization, decision making, conflict management, technology & virtual group work, difference & diversity, planning & coordination, leadership & management, and ethics. Required for COMM and COMN majors.
  • COMM 3320 - Persuasion in Society
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Learn personal and professional skills to become more persuasive in a variety of communication contexts, and develop a broader and more critical understanding of the culture of persuasion that pervades all aspects of society.
  • COMM 3620 - Advanced Teamwork and Collaboration
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Explores communication and collaboration in complex situations (e.g., extreme environments e.g., space travel; cross-sector collaborations). Reviews and applies key processes of team/group communication and collaboration to the context of extreme teams to identify communication issues and interventions relevant in complex organizing or dangerous situations.


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