LEONARD JERALD SHEDLETSKY                                 Lenny Shedletsky





lenny@maine.edu
http://media.usm.maine.edu/~lenny/resume.html


EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE


Courses Taught

[Introduction to Communication][Intrapersonal Communication] [Meaning and Communication] [Communication & Cognition] [Theories of Language] [Research Methods in Communication] [Women & Men: Perspectives on Gender] [Sex-Related Differences in Communication] [Theories of Communication] [Computer Networking: Linking Educators and Students to the Global Village] [Global Computing and its Implications] [The Internet in Society (ITV/CMC)] [Introduction to Multimedia] [Computer-Mediated Communication Research] [The Internet for Educators, K-12] [Intergenerational Communication & the Internet] [Introduction to Communication Online] [Intrapersonal Communication Online] [Research Methods Online] [Internet for Seniors: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute] [Discursive Practices] [Discussion, a hybrid senior seminar]
Here are some examples of how I am using technology in my online teaching:
                                                                                                                    
                                                                          (1)  a presentation for Research Methods
                                                                          (2)  a presentation for Introduction to Communication
                                                                          (3)  a large bandwidth movie presentation for Introduction to Communication
                                                                          (4)  a video introduction to a new course on Discussion, fall, 2010
                                                                          (5)  struggling to get discussion going in Introduction to Communication 
                                                                          (6)  with support from the Center for Technology Enhanced Learning
                                                                          (7)  a tutorial for Adobe Connect 

Numerous Independent Studies:

Attitude Theory, Family Therapy, Style and Transformational Grammar, Sentence Perception, Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship, Communication Theory, Cerebral Asymmetry, Small Group Process, Pragmatics (Discourse Analysis), Metaphor, Computer-Mediated Communication, Gender Identity, Discourse and Interpersonal Communication, Data Collection and Statistical Analysis of Data on Communicating Gender, Critical Thinking in Online vs. Classroom Discussion and many others.

Co-coordinator.
Northern New England Undergraduate
Communication Colloquium, 1989
Research Assistant.
University of Illinois, Department of
Psychology, with W. Brewer
Teaching Assistant.
University of Illinois, Department of
Speech-Communication
Student Evaluations.
Consistently Above Average to Excellent

Honors

Grants/Contracts

       


The Maine School and Library Network Training Project


Design Team

I took part in conceiving of the proposal and curriculum, and did some of the training. I constructed and maintained the home page. Contract for $122,400 for the period July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.

MSLN HOME PAGE

We were responsible for training over 700 K-12 teachers, librarians and administrators in use of the Internet.


RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP

DISSERTATION

Shedletsky, L. J. Effects of some clause variables on memory-scanning (Doctoral
dissertation, University of Illinois, 1974). Dissertation Abstracts International, 1975, 35 No. 11 (University Microfilm No. 75-11, 626)

Shedletsky, L. J. A content analysis to determine the structure of radio commercials in the light of the
motivated sequence (Masters thesis, San Franciso State College, 1968). (Worldcat, Accession No: OCLC: 6703919)
ManagingEditor

The National Communication Association's Communication Teacher Resources Online, November, 1999 -

Co-Editor

The National Communication Association's  Communication Teacher Resources Online , November, 1998 - November, 1999

Associate Editor

The National Communication Association's The Speech Communication Teacher On-Line, May 1998 - November, 1998


WWW Citations of my Work

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Journal Articles

Shedletsky, L. (2012).  Undergraduates mentoring older adults: Breaking stereotypes.  Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, Vol.10: 400–414.

Shedletsky, L. J. (2009).   How Am I Doing?  Anonymity, Contingent Teaching, and Discussion. In The Proceedings of The Inaugural Conference on Classroom Response Systems:
            Innovations and Best Practices, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, November, 2008.

Aitken, J. E., & Shedletsky, L. J.  (2008). The Internet and a theory of meaning-making for communication harmony. China Media Research, Vol. 4 (4), 39 - 49.

Shedletsky, L. J.  (2006).  Internet Training for Older Adult Learners: An Intergenerational Mentoring Approach, The LLI Review, Vol. 1, 34 - 43.
Aitken, J. E., & Shedletsky, L. J. (2002, July). Using electronic discussion to teach communication courses. Communication
Education, Vol. 51 (3), 325-331.
Aitken, J. E., & Shedletsky, L. J. (2001, May). Administrative strategies for successful
adoption of computer technology. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, Vol. 30 (2), pp. 39-49.
Shedletsky. L., & Aitken, J. E. (2001, July). The Paradoxes of Online Academic Work, Communication Education, Special Issue on "Technological Advances in Communication
          Education: Problems and Opportunities," Vol. 50 (3), pp. 206-217.
Shedletsky, L. (2000). The online double bind: Mixed messages about online teaching & scholarship.
The Maine Scholar. Vol. 13, pp. 163 - 173.
Shedletsky, L. J., & Aitken, J. E. (1998). Teaching intrapersonal communication with the World-Wide Web.
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 426 426)
Aitken, J. E., & Shedletsky, L. (1998). On-line strategy to teach intimate and safer sex communication skills.
(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 426 425)
Shedletsky, L. (1997). A lot of teachers who can, don't. The Speech Communication Teacher.
Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 14-15.
Shedletsky, L. (1997). Communication technology: Using e-mail and the World Wide Web
 in the communication course. The Speech Communication Teacher. Vol. 11.
Shedletsky, L. (1996, Spring). Teaching as experiential learning. Thought & Action.
Vol XII, No 1, pp. 131-140. Available by CLICKING HERE
http://www.usm.maine.edu/~com/neapaper.htm
Shedletsky, L. (1995-1996). Teaching with computer-mediated communication. The Speech
Communication Teacher, Vol. 10. Available by CLICKING HERE
Shedletsky, L. (1993). Minding computer-mediated communication: CMC as experiential
learning. Educational Technology, Vol. 33, No. 12, 5-10.
Shedletsky, L. (1993, April). Computer-mediated communication to facilitate seminar participation
and active thinking. Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication.[Special Issue], Vol. 3, No.2.(CIOS members can find the paper at: EJC/REChttp://www.cios.org/www/ejc/v3n293.htm)
Shedletsky, L. J. (1990). Cognitive style, family handedness, and degree of laterality account for
inconsistent sex differences in direction of gaze. In J. Neuliep (Ed.), Handbook of replication research in the behavioral and social sciences. [Special Issue.] Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, Vol. 5, No. 4, 403-430.
Shedletsky, L. J. (1990). The language journal: Reflections. In W. Callender, M. Vishneau, &
            K. Nelson.  (Eds.).  The joy of learning (pp. 123-133).  (Russell Chair Monograph).
  Portland, ME:  University of Southern Maine.
Shedletsky, L. J. When does fighting communicate mutual understanding? The Maine Scholar, Vol. 1, No.
1, 207-218, 1988.
Review of Blaine Goss, Processing communication: Information processing in intrapersonal
Communication . Communication Research and Theory Network, October, 1987.
Review of Michael Stubbs, Discourse analysis: The sociolinguistic analysis of natural language.
Communication Education, May,1986.
Shedletsky, L. J. Cerebral asymmetry for aspects of sentence processing: A replication and extension.
Communication Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 1, 1983.
Shedletsky, L. J. The relationship between sex differences in cerebral organization and nonverbal behavior,
Women's Studies in Communication, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring, 1982.
Shedletsky, L. J. Cerebral asymmetry for aspects of sentence processing, Communication Quarterly, Vol.
29, No. 1, Winter, 1981.
Review of P. Watzlawick, The language of change: Elements of therapeutic communication. The
Quarterly Journal of Speech, 67 (No. 5), 1981.
Shedletsky, L. J. Can we use our brains to define communication? The Encoder, Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall,
1980.
Review of Bandler and Grinder, The structure of magic, I. Grinder and Bandler, The structure of
magic, II. The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 65 (No. 4), 1979.
Shedletsky, L. J. Reconstruction from memory: A psycholinguistic exercise in speech-communication,
Michigan Speech Association Journal, Vol. 14, 1979.

Books, Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

Shedletsky, L. and Beaudry, S. J. (Eds.). (2014). Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies. Hershey, PA:
        IGI-Global.

Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking



Shedletsky, L. and Aitken, J. E. (Eds.). (2010).  Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes.  Hershey, PA:
       IGI-Global.


Cases
        on Online Discussion and Interaction

Shedletsky, L.  (2010).  Critical Thinking in Discussion: Online versus Face-to-Face.  In D. Russell (Ed.).  Cases on Collaboration in Virtual
       Environments: Processes and Interactions.
  Hershey, PA.:  Information Science Reference.

Shedletsky, L. (2009). Interaction Analysis. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships.
      Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Shedletsky, L. (2008).  Cognition.  The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Oxford, OX4 2DQ, UK:
      Blackwell Publishing.  see at:  International Encyclopedia

Shedletsky, L. and Aitken, J. (2004). Human Communication on the Internet. Boston, MA: Allyn  & Bacon/Longman.
      [See a review of HCI in The Journal  of Intercultural Communication, 7(2004) pp. 87-90]     
      [See a review of HCI in Journalism Studies, Vol. 7, Issue 4, August, 2006, pp. 660-663]
     
Shedletsky, L. and Aitken, J. (2002). Intrapersonal Communication, Interpersonal Communication,
 and Computer-Mediated Communication: A Synergetic Collaboration. In: P. Comeaux
 (Ed.). Communication and Collaboration in the Online Classroom: Examples and Applications,
 Anker Publishing.
Shedletsky. L. (2001) "A Lot of Teachers Who Can, Don't," Reprinted in Lucas, S., Selections from
the Speech Communication Teacher, 1996-1999, McGraw-Hill.
Aitken, J., and Shedletsky, L. (Eds.). (1995). Intrapersonal Communication Processes. Speech
Communication Association and Hayden-McNeil.
Shedletsky, L. (1995). Where do we locate 'intrapersonal communication' within the cognitive
domain? In J. Aitken and L. Shedletsky (Eds.), Intrapersonal Communication Processes.
Speech Communication Association and Hayden-McNeil.
Shedletsky, L. J. (1993). Accused of Sexual Harassment. In G. Kreps (Ed.), Sexual Harassment:
Communication Implications. (pp. 81-89). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Shedletsky, L. J. (1991). Cognitive style, family handedness, and degree of laterality account for
inconsistent sex differences in direction of gaze. In J. Neuliep (Ed.), Replication research in the
social sciences. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Shedletsky, L. J. (1989). What evidence do we have for the psychological reality of nonconscious
processing? In C. Roberts and K. Watson (Eds.), Intrapersonal Communication Processes: Original essays. Spectra, Inc.
Shedletsky, L. J. (1989). Meaning and mind: An Intrapersonal Approach to Human Communication.
Published by the Speech Communication Association and ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills.
Human
                  Communication on the Internet


Conference Papers

Shedletsky, L. J. & Goodwin, A.  How Can the Teacher Get Students to Analyze More Deeply in their Essay Writing? Third New England Regional
            Sloan-C Conference on Online Learning. Portland, ME, October 26, 2012.

Shedletsky, L. J. Getting from Discussion to Writing--with Maps.  44th Annjual Conference of the International Visual Literacy
            Association (http://www.ivla.org), Portland, ME, October 11, 2012.

Shedletsky, L.,   Goodwin, A.  & Broida, J.  Can We Improve the Quality and Quantity of Online Discussion with Rubrics and Peer Rating?
          The 17th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, seven studies, Orlando, Florida, November, 2011.
Shedletsky, L., and Goodwin, A.  Can We Improve the Quality & Quantity of Online Discussion with Rubrics and Peer Rating?
Second New England Regional Sloan-C Conference on Online Learning, six studies, Portland, Maine, April, 2011.

Shedletsky, L., Ouillette, T., & Monfort, T. Introducing Senior Citizens to the Internet and Successful Mentoring.
 Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association, panel on Instructional Practices, Portland, Maine, April, 2001.
Aitken, J. E., & Shedletsky. L., Teaching Online Courses with Electronic Discussion. Paper presented at
 the Eastern Communication Association, panel on Instructional Practices, Portland, Maine, April, 2001.
Shedletsky, L. Co-editing a New On-Line Publication: Communication Teacher Resources On-Line.
Paper presented at the National Communication Association, panel on Publishing On-Line, Chicago, 1999.
Shedletsky, L. and Aitken, J. Teaching an Intrapersonal Communication Course Collaboratively, Paper
presented at the National Communication Association, panel on The Internet and Pedagogy, Chicago, November, 1999.
Shedletsky, L. Computer-Mediated Communication Research, Paper presented at the National
Communication Association, panel on Computer-Mediated Pedagogy, New York, November, 1998.
Shedletsky. L., Amoroso, H. C, Jr., Cahn, L., MacDonald, T., and Pattenaude, R. The Promises and the
Challenges Behind Educational Telecomputing in Higher Education, Round Table Discussion, National Communication Association, New York, November, 1998.
Shedletsky, L. and Aitken, J., Teaching Intrapersonal Communication with the World Wide Web: Cognitive
Technology, Paper for Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, World Conference of the World Wide Web, Internet and Intranet, November 7-12, 1998, Orlando, Florida. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 426 426).
Aitken, J., and Shedletsky, L. On-Line Strategy to Teach Intimate and Safer Sex Communication Skills,
(Round Table Discussion -- The Internet: Issues and Insights about Sexuality), Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender, Portland, Maine, October, 1998.
Shedletsky, L. Learning to Use CMC to Research Gender, Feminism, and Computer Anxiety: Students
Present their Work, Panel organized and chaired at the Organization for the Study of Communication,
Language & Gender, Portland, Maine, October, 1998.
STUDENTS PRESENT THEIR WORK
Shedletsky, L., & Amoroso, H. C., Jr., Global Computing and its Implications, Paper presented at the
National Communication Association, Chicago, Illiniois, November, 1997.
Shedletsky, L. Communication Technology: Using E-Mail and the World Wide Web in the Communication
Course. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore, Maryland, April, 1997.
MacDonald, T., Shedletsky, L., & Amoroso, H. C., Jr.Computer Networking: A Second Try at Training K-12
Educators for a New Technology. Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Ellenville, NY, October, 1993.
Amoroso, H., MacDonald, T., & Shedletsky, L. (in alphabetical order) Computer Networking: Training K-
12 Educators for a New Technology. Paper presented at the New England Educational Research
Organization, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, April, 1993.
Shedletsky, L. Teaching K-12 Educators Computer Networking. The Eastern Communication Association,
New Haven, CT, April, 1993.
Shedletsky, L. J. Computer-mediated communication to facilitate seminar participation and active
thinking. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association, Boise, Idaho, 1992.
Shedletsky, L. J. The nature of experience in experience-based learning: Some implications. Paper
presented at the Eastern Communication Association, Portland, Maine, 1992.
Shedletsky, L. J. Accounting for inconsistent sex differences in cognition: The case of reflective
thought. Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Dublin, Ireland, June, 1990.
Shedletsky, L. J. Listening as a sex-related cognitive behavior. Paper presented at the International
Listening Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 1989.
Shedletsky, L. J. Cognitive style, sex, and direction of gaze: In search of extraneous variables.
Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association, San Diego, California, 1988.
Shedletsky, L. J. Mutual understanding as a basis for fighting. Paper presented at the World
Communication Association, Norwich, England, 1987.
Shedletsky, L. J. When does fighting communicate mutual understanding? Paper presented at Social
Psychology and Language, Bristol, England, 1987.
Shedletsky, L. J. Cognitive style, sex and direction of gaze. Paper presented at the Third International
Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Dublin, Ireland, 1987.
Shedletsky, L. J. Mutual understanding as a basis for fighting. Paper selected for the Distinguished Papers
panel at the Western Speech Communication Association, Language Behavior Interest Group, Tucson,
Arizona, 1986.
Shedletsky, L. J. Sex differences in lateral eye movement and scanning during verbal and visual processing.
Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Association, Language Behavior Interest Group, Tucson, Arizona, 1986.
Shedletsky, L. J. Sex differences in eye movement and scanning. Paper presented at the International
Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Groningen, The Netherlands, 1984.
Shedletsky, L. J. Sex differences in tactile spatial sensitivity. Paper presented at the International
Communication Association, Boston, May, 1982.
Shedletsky, L. J. Sex differences in cerebral organization and nonverbal behavior: Some controversial
issues. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association, Hartford, Connecticut, May, 1982.
Shedletsky, L. J. Sentence structure and accessing information. Paper presented at the Summer
Conference on Language and Discourse Processes, Michigan State University, 1982.
Shedletsky, L. J., and Brokenshire, M. Sex differences in brain organization for tactile size judgment. Paper
presented at the Western Speech Communication Association, San Jose, California, February, 1981.
Shedletsky, L. J. Brain research and the verbal communication/ nonverbal communication
dichotomy. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April, 1981.
Shedletsky, L. J. Sex and the functional organization of the brain. Paper accepted for presentation at the
International Communication Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May, 1981.
Shedletsky, L. J. Sentence structure and accessing information. In Using Information. Papers contributed
to the tenth mid-year meeting of the American Society for Information Science, 1981.
Shedletsky, L. J. Cerebral asymmetry for aspects of language processing. Paper presented at the Top
Three session of the Western Speech Communication Association, Portland, Oregon, February, 1980.
Shedletsky, L. J., Degree of encoding elaboration and the functional organization of the brain. Paper
presented at the International Communication Association, Acapulco, Mexico, May, 1980.
Shedletsky, L. J. Cerebral asymmetry, sentence structure, mode of response, and recognition latency.
Paper presented at the International Communication Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May, 1979.
Shedletsky, L. J. Memory-scanning of a complex sentence just heard. Paper presented at the
International Communication Association, Berlin, Germany, June, 1977.
Shedletsky, L. J. How is the memory search of a two-clause complex sentence in immediate memory carried
out? Paper presented at the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, November, 1976.

Invited Papers, Conference & Professional Organization Work

Review of "It took me out of my comfort zone": Possibilities and dilemmas in transitioning to the Common Core, for Networks, February, 2014.

Member of the Review Board (2011-present).  Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research.

Reviewed papers for NCA's National Convention, Human Communication & Technology Division (HCTD), 2012.

Webinar, IGI-Global, Producing Increased Interaction and Critical Thinking in the College Classroom: In Search of Authentic Online Discussion, April 18, 2011.

Faculty Advisor (and moderator of the session), Adam Gray & Preston Hughes, "Consolidation of Responsibility" presented at Thinking Matters, University of Southern Maine, April 29th, 2011.

Russsell Chair Event 4.  The State of Discussion in Education.  April 29, 2011, University of Southern Maine.

Russell Chair Event 3.   Students talk about Discussion. Part I.  Part II.  November 15, 2010, University of Southern Maine.

Russell Chair Event 2.  Discussion and Self Talk.  March 31st, 2010, University of Southern Maine.

Russell Chair Event 1.  Discussion Online vs. Face-to-Face.  November 4, 2009, University of Southern Maine.

Guest Presentation.   Does Online Discussion Produce Increased Interaction and Critical Thinking?  Columbia University, Center for New
     Media Teaching and Learning
, October 3, 2008.

Organized and ran the Roundtable, "Service learning: Undergraduate mentors & OLLI students," presented at
     Thinking Matters, University of Southern Maine, April 17th, 2008.

Faculty Advisor, Laura Woods & Alice Goodwin, “Does online discussion produce increased interaction and critical thinking?” presented at
     Thinking Matters, University of Southern Maine, April 18th, 2008.

The Older Learner Newsletter of the American Society on Aging (Summer, 2006).  "How to Produce Learning-Related Websites That Are Accessible for Elders."
     The Older Learner, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp 3.

Review of the chapter: "Computer Conferencing  and Distance  Learning,"   (2008). The Handbook of Computer Networks.  John Wiley
     & Sons.

Review of the chapter:  "Computer Conferencing: Protocols and Applications,"  (2008). The Handbook of Computer Networks. John Wiley
     & Sons.

Review of the chapter: "Video Conferencing," (2008).  The Handbook of Computer Networks. John Wiley & Sons.

Invited to open the University College, University of Maine System,  Faculty Institute 2004, Augusta, Maine, May 13th, “Seven Principles of Good Practice: Successes and Challenges.”
Faculty Advisor, Chris Curtis, “The Relevance of Shared Knowledge in Conversation: Thirty-two years of Marital Discourse,” presented at
     Thinking Matters, University of Southern Maine, April 23rd, 2004.

Invited to chair “Voices from the Periphery: Communication and the Nontraditional Student,” Thinking Matters, University of Southern Maine, April 23rd, 2004.

Invited to present at the Roundtable, “The Character of Our Conversation,” University of Southern Maine,  Thinking Matters, April 22nd, 2004.

Invited to present at Profs in Print, Phi Kappa Phi, on my book, Human Communication on the Internet, April 1, 2004.

Seminar Series: Intrapersonal Communication, National Communication Association, Chicago, 1999.
Short Course: Teaching Communication Courses with the World Wide Web: Cognitive Technology,
National Communication Association, Chicago, 1999.
Invited to speak at the session, Outstanding Teaching Ideas from the National Communication
Association's The Speech Communication Teacher, to introduce Communication Teacher Resources
Online, New York, November, 1998.
Editorial Board, The  Speech  Communication  Teacher , 1996 - 1998, Editor, Joan Aitken, University of
Missouri.
Reviewer for Western Journal of Communication, 1998, Editor, Leah R. Vande Berg, California State
University, Sacramento.
Editorial Board,  Research and Reflection: A Journal of Educational Praxis
Reviewer for Communication Yearbook, Volume 19, 1994-95.
With Amoroso, H., & MacDonald, T., proposed and chaired a panel for the Eastern Communication
Association convention, Instructing K-12 Teachers in Computer Networking & K-12 Instructional
Practices in Computer Networking: Linking Teachers and Students to the Global Village,New Haven, CT, April, 1993.
Shedletsky, L., and Lederman, L. Co-proposed and ran a round table discussion on, Learning How to Learn:
The Debriefing Process as Intrapersonal Communication. Sponsored by the Commission on
Experiential Learning, Speech Communication Association, Chicago, November, 1992.
Reviewer for Journal of Business Communication, 1991-1992; 1992-1993.
Invited to referee manuscripts submitted to the Language Behavior Interest Group of the Western States
Communication Association for the 1992 conference.
Proposed, Organized, and chaired the panel, "Issues in Teaching Theories of Communication," for the
Western States Communication Association, Boise, Idaho, 1992.
Shedletsky, L. J. What is the relationship between communication practice and theory? A position
paper presented at the 1991 Speech Communication Association seminar, "Research Directions in Experiential Learning: Integrating Practice & Theory," Atlanta, Georgia.
Reviewer for Communication Research, 1991.
Shedletsky, L. J. Where do we locate 'communication' within the cognitive domain?. Paper presented at
the Scholars' Views panel, Western States Communication Association, Phoenix, 1991.
Reviewer for Allyn & Bacon (Mark Knapp and Anita Vangelisti's Interpersonal communication and
human relationships), 1990.
Shedletsky, L. J. Individual differences in cognition: Cognitive style, family handedness, and degree
of laterality account for inconsistent sex differences in direction of gaze. A position paper presented at the 1989 Speech Communication Association seminar:"Current Theoretical Perspectives and Methodologies in Intrapersonal Communication", San Francisco, California.
Shedletsky, L. J. A critique of three papers on language and social interaction. Paper presented at the
Speech Communication Association, San Francisco, 1989.
Committee on Goals and Questions for the Commission on Intrapersonal Communication Processes in
response to the SCA Task Force on Goals and Questions, 1989.
Selected to present The language journal: Reflections, Great Ideas for Teaching Speech: A
Resource Exchange, Speech Communication Association, San Francisco, November, 1989.
Selected to present Intrapersonal communication activities: Representing experience, Great Ideas
for Teaching Speech: A Resource Exchange, Speech Communication Association, New Orleans, 1988.
Selected to present Reconstruction from memory: A psycholinguistic exercise in speech-
communication, Great Ideas for Teaching Speech: A Resource Exchange, Speech Communication
Association, Boston, 1987.
Chair of the panel, Top Ranked Papers, Language Behavior Interest Group, Western Speech
Communication Association, Salt Lake City Utah, 1987.
Chair of the panel, Top Papers in Intrapersonal Communication Processes, Speech Communication
Association, Boston, 1987.
Named chair of the Language Behavior Interest Group of the Western Speech Communication Association,
1987-1988, to organize the meeting for San Diego, California.
Invited to referee manuscripts submitted to the Language Behavior Interest Group of the Western Speech
Communication Association for the 1987 conference.
Shedletsky, L. J. Critique of five papers on teaching intrapersonal communication. Paper presented at
the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois, November, 1986.
Elected Vice-Chair of the Language Behavior Interest Group of the Western Speech Communication
 Association, 1986.
Invited to referee manuscripts submitted to the Language Behavior Interest Group for the 1986 meeting
of the Western Speech Communication Association in Tucson, Arizona.
Renamed Representative to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1985 - 1988.
Shedletsky, L. J. Defining intrapersonal communication. A position paper presented at the 1985
Speech Communication Association's seminar: "Intrapersonal Communication, Theory, Research, and Practice," Denver, Colorado.
Invited to select papers for the 1983 meeting of the Language Behavior Interest Group of the Western
Speech Communication Association and to chair one of its panel sessions, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Named by the Speech Communication Association as Representative to the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, Section T, "Information, Communication, and Computing," 1982 - 1985.
Invited to select papers for the 1985 meeting of the Language Behavior Interest Group of the Western
Speech Communication Association and to act as Respondent on a panel session.
Consultant to the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Consulting Editor to Communication Quarterly
Invited lecture: Some problems with left-right thinking about male and female brains. University of Maine,
Orono, 1984.
Invited lecture: Sex and brain organization. Graduate/Faculty Research Seminar in Cognitive Studies.
University of Sussex, Brighton, England, 1984.
Invited lecture: Sex differences and brain organization for verbal and spatial tasks: Research
problems. Graduate/Faculty Research Seminar in Linguistics, University of London, 1984.
Shedletsky, L. J. Sex differences in cerebral organization and nonverbal behavior: Some controversial
issues. Invited for presentation at the 1982 meeting of the Speech Communication Association of Puerto Rico.
Shedletsky, L. J. Critique of the Top Three papers on language behavior. Paper presented at
the Top Three session of the Western Speech Communication Association, Denver, Colorado,
February, 1982.


 Workshops Conducted

Beaudry, J., & Shedletsky, L. Visual Literacy, Concept Mapping, and Visual Representation to teach Critical Thinking:

http://usm.maine.edu/facultycommons/visual-literacy-concept-mapping-and-visual-representation-teach-critical-thinking, October, 2015.


Organized and ran the Roundtable, "Online Discussion: A Funny Thing Happened When I Created a Forum," Faculty Institute at Augusta (via Polycom), May 15, 2014.
 
Shedletsky, L. & Beaudry, J.  "Visual Learning, Concept Mapping and Visual Deliberation: Strategies to Improve Knowledge about Argument Development, Critical Thinking, and Writing."
            Four Workshops/Seminars.
The Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) FY 2012.

Beaudry, J., Shedletsky, L. & Hyerle, D.  Visual Learning and Creative Student Engagement: Classroom Case Studies and Expert Analysis.  CTEL Eye on Technology
            Showcase, Spotlight Session, April 6, 2012.

Beaudry, J. &  Shedletsky, L.  "Visual Learning, Critical Thinking and Creative Student Engagement," CTEL Faculty & Student Eye on Technology Showcase (iTech),
             October 26, 2011.

Shedletsky, L. J.   How am I doing: Anonymity, Contingent Teaching, and Discussion.  Inaugural Conference on
           Classroom Response Systems: Innovations and Best Practices,  Louisville, Kentucky, November, 2008.

Using Technology in Teaching and Learning:
 Third Annual USM CTEL Showcase,  "Comparing Online and Face-to-Face Discussion,"
          April 10, 2008,  with Wayne Griffin & Alice Goodwin (students).

Using CLICKER technology in the classroom, Fall, 2006

Faculty Associate of the Center for Teaching, University of Southern Maine, 1997 - 1999


 Workshops for faculty and staff on:

With Whittenburg and Amoroso, Gender Issues and Other Things on the Internet, Women in Management,
Portland, ME, April, 1995.
Teaching the College Course in Intrapersonal Communication, Speech Communication Association Short
Courses, New Orleans, November, 1994.
Communication Resource Consultant to Professor Henry Amoroso, Associate Professor of Education, in
two workshops:
(1) "Enhancing communication with young disabled readers," International Reading Association, 1988;
(2) "Toward a theory of listening transactions in adult literacy education," International Listening Association, 1989.
Language and cognition in the communication classroom: A psycholinguistic approach, Western
Speech Communication Association, Denver, February, 1982.
Group discussion: The nominal group technique, Maine Audubon Society and Freeport Historical Society,
January, 1982.

University & Community Service

  1. A USM Faculty-Student-Community Partnership in the Development of Camp Susan Curtis Online (CSCO).  Learning & Thriving Together through Community Engagement, Poster Exhibition & Reception. December 4, 2014, Portland Campus.
  2. USM's Student Research Journal Editorial Board, 2014-2015. 
  3. Faculty Advisor (and moderator of the session), Ethical Dilemmas and Beliefs,  student panel at Thinking Matters, University of Southern Maine, April 25th, 2014.
  4. Faculty advisor, Communication Senior Jessica Hallett Presented at DePauw's Annual Honors Conference, "Seeking Critical Thinking in an Undergraduate Seminar: Is the
    Motivation to Think Deeply and Willingness to Communicate Associated with Critical Thinking?" at DePauw University’s 39th Annual Honors Conference in Indiana April,    2013.
  5. Faculty advisor and chair of the session, Thinking Matters, "Seeking Critical Thinking in an Undergraduate Seminar: Is the Motivation to Think Deeply and Willingness to Communicate Associated with Critical Thinking? Jessica Hallett, April, 2013.
  6. Blog for IGI-Global,  Social Technologies and Human Computer Interaction, Fall, 2010-present.
  7. ONLINE SYMPOSIUM, IGI_Global, Producing Increased Interaction and Critical Thinking in the College Classroom:  In Search of Authentic Online Discussion,  April, 2011.
  8. Faculty advisor and chair of the session, Thinking Matters, "The Consolidation of Responsibiltiy: The State of Discussion," proposal submitted, presentation  by Adam Gray and Preston Hughes, April, 2011.
  9. Annual Fall Open House for prospective students and their families, the Costello Sports Complex on the Gorham campus, October, 2010.
  10. Committee Member: Online and Blended Course Evaluation Working Group, Spring, 2009 - Spring, 2010
  11. Presentation: Assessment/Feedback: Reveries, Puzzlements and Dumb Ideas from the Abyss. At the General Education Council, April 10, 2009.
  12. Interview on Home Dad,  WMPG radio, Portland, Me., May 20th, 2008.
  13. Interview on Home Dad,  WMPG community television, Portland, Me., May 20th, 2008.
  14. Faculty/Student Panel Discussion: Teaching & Learning Online (audio),  Second Annual USM Showcase: Using Technology in Teaching and Learning, April, 2007
  15. Clicking In: A Way to Improve Class Interaction, CTEL Workshop for Faculty, March 15 and 22, 2007
  16. Faculty advisor, Thinking Matters, "The Undergraduate Attention Span," presented by Charlotte Dench, April, 2007
  17. Clicking In: A Way to Improve Class Interaction, CTEL Workshop for Faculty, October 26 & 30, 2006
  18. Internet for Seniors (Osher LifeLong Learning Institute) taught every fall
  19. IT User Services Committee, to hire an Assistant Director for University Computing Support to help users with their  technology needs, Keith Witherell, chair, Summer, 2006
  20. Lifeline Advisory Board, 2006
  21. Represented the Department of Communication and Media Studies to request a hire, 2005 and 2006
  22. Faculty advisor, Thinking Matters, "Discourse Analysis: Locating Social Movement Frames at the G8 Summit Protests," presented by Sara Trafton, April, 2006
  23. Convocation, "Dialogues in the Disciplines," series of panel presentations,  2005-2006
  24. Strategic Planning Committee, Lifeline, 2005-2006
  25. Faculty advisor, Thinking Matters, "Gender Communication: Default Assumptions," presented by Benjamin Nutter, April, 2005
  26. Faculty advisor, Thinking Matters, "Meaning and Communication," presented by Heather Elliott, April, 2005
  27. Chair of Panel, Thinking Matters," Understanding Barriers in Communication," Thinking Matters, April, 2005
  28. Sun Journal Interview, "Sold on Cells," April 4, 2004
  29. Profs in Print, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Human Communication on the Internet, April 1, 2004
  30. Faculty advisor,  Thinking Matters, "The relevance of shared knowledge in conversation: Thirty-two years of marital discourse," presented by Christine Curtis, April, 2004
  31. Chair of Panel, "Voices from the Periphery: Communication and the Nontraditional Student," Thinking Matters, April, 2004
  32. Roundtable: The Character of Our Conversation, Thinking Matters, April, 2004
  33. Presentation: "The Influence of the Internet on the Presidential Campaign," Office of the President and USM Libraries, November, 2005
  34. Maine Scholar Advisory Board, 2003 - 2005
  35. Participated in the IT/IS Organization and Process Review, 9-23-2003
  36. Presentation--USM Showcase: Using Technology in Teaching and Learning, "Teaching via ITV and Videoconferencing," 4-13-06
  37. Chaired Dave Pierson's Peer Review, Spring, 2006
  38. District Technology Advisory Committee (Portland Public Schools)
  39. Created and Maintained (until 2004) the Home Page for the Department of Communication       
  40. Created and Maintained the Home Page for USM's Lifeline
  41. Libra Committee, School of Business, Joel Gold, Chair, Fall, 1998
  42. Center for Teaching, Computer Workshops, with Ron Levere and Barbara Stebbins, 1997-1999:
  43. Create a Home Page for Your Course-Level I
  44. Create a Home Page for Your Course-Level II
  45. Using Presentation Software to Enhance Instruction: PowerPoint, Demonstration and Training (Level I)
  46. Using Presentation Software to Enhance Instruction (PowerPoint Level II)
  47. Consultant to the MAINE COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAM, Fall, 1998,
  48. Naira (Nonny) B. Soifer, Esq., Director
  49. The Technology Committee, College of Education, 1994-1996, Libby Cohen, Chair
  50. Acting Chairperson, Department of Communication, Spring, 1995
  51. Center for Teaching Workshop: Teaching Strategies for Effective Group Work
  52. Chairperson, Department of Communication, 1987 - 1991
  53. Core Council
  54. Chair of the Task Force on Humanities (Core Curriculum)
  55. Task Force on Critical Thinking (subcommittee of the Core Council)
  56. Honors Program Committee
  57. Women's Studies Committee (Curriculum Subcommittee)
  58. Dean Evaluation Committee
  59. Women's Studies Council
  60. Ad Hoc Committee to Design a New Structure for Women's Studies
  61. Clinical Research Review Committee
  62. Faculty Senate
  63. Acting Chair, Department of Communication
  64. Convocation Committee
  65. Curriculum Review Committee

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