Associate Professor, Associate Dean , COMM
Office: JO 4.510
Curriculum Vitae: Shelley Lane's CV
Areas of Specialization: communication education; interpersonal communication; intercultural communication; social media; speech and language
Education: PhD, Communication Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California
MA, Communication Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California
BA, Communication Studies, University of California Los Angeles
After an early career comprised of teaching and/or administration at the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and Southern Methodist University, Dr. Shelley D. Lane was selected as one of thirteen founding faculty members at Collin College. Dr. Lane was twice chosen as the outstanding professor in the Division of Communication and Humanities and was selected as the outstanding professor in the Collin College District. From over 2,500 nominated Texas college and university professors, Dr. Lane was named a Minnie Stevens Piper Professor for teaching excellence. Dr. Lane began her career at UT Dallas as a Visiting Associate Professor in 2006.
Dr. Lane's research interests include intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, communication pedagogy, and the influence of technology on culture and communication. She has published in books and journals such as Communication Yearbook, the Texas Speech Communication Journal, the Journal of Communication Administration, the International Journal of Communication, and the EAP World. The second edition of Dr. Lane's textbook, Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts, was recently published by Pearson Allyn & Bacon, and she is the coauthor of the forthcoming book, Communication for a Civil Society. Dr. Lane has also presented original research at conferences associated with the International Communication Association, World Communication Association, and the National Communication Association.
Dr. Lane is currently creating a "Global Communication and Leadership" minor and is working with faculty involved in the Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC) major in the School of Arts and Humanities. In conjunction with the UT Dallas Office of International Students, she presents programs and leads workshops about culture shock, U.S. American culture, and intercultural communication. Of all of her "accomplishments," Dr. Lane is most proud of three: her children Ethan, Elizabeth, and Ariana.