- Position: Professor/COM Area Coordinator
- Campus Address: 318 Moore Hall
- Phone: (989) 774-7276
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Degrees and Universities
B.A. The State University College at Oneonta- New York; M.S. The State University College at Oneonta - New York; Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
Concentrated Area of Study:
Dr. Gray's interests focus mainly on instructional development. She prepares the students in the department who want to be teachers (both elementary and mid-level/high school). Therefore, she teaches in both areas of the Department: IPC and TID. Dr. Gray's research has focused on graduate teaching assistant training, making the classroom more inviting for students with certain disabilities, and general classroom techniques for effective teaching. She is also interested in media effects and health care communication. Her current work as a hospital chaplain has increased her interest in developing courses and research in the area of health care communication.
Currently, Dr. Gray's research has looked at the way students evaluate instructors. In 2005, she presented a paper on obstacles to obtaining a fair and realistic evaluation of instructor teaching at our national convention. Dr. Gray hopes to continue this line of research in the near future.
Selected publications include:
Gray, P.L., Krider, D.S., & Buerkel-Rothfuss, N.L. (2002). Enhancing the training of TAs: Understanding and adapting to students with central auditory processing disorders and visual disabilities. Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development, 9(1), 5-18.
Gray, P.L., & Buerkel-Rothfuss, N.L. (2002). Americans with Disabilities Act issues: Empathy training for educators. In W. Davis, J. Smith, & R. Smith (Eds.), Ready to teach: Graduate teaching assistants prepare for today and for tomorrow (pp. 36-41). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.
Buerkel-Rothfuss, N.L., & Gray, P.L. (2002). Needed change in graduate education: Educating the Educators on the Americans with Disabilities Act. In W. Davis, J. Smith, & R. Smith (Eds.), Ready to teach: Graduate teaching assistants prepare for today and for tomorrow (pp. 69-76). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.
Dept. of Communication and Dramatic Arts