Deborah Way

Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205

Biography

Deborah Way is an instructor in the Hugh Downs School of Communication. She came to ASU in 2002 to pursue her doctoral degree in organizational health communication in which she studied the communication of compassion in hospice workers. Her teaching career at ASU began at that time as a graduate teaching assistant, and she has continued to work for the university since that time.

 

Although Deborah taught on the Tempe campus from 2002-2010, she transitioned to teaching solely online in 2011. Currently, she teaches both undergraduate courses and in the online M.A. program. Since she began her teaching career at ASU, she has had the opportunity to not only teach over 18 different courses, but to develop courses for the online program.

 

As a self-proclaimed ‘late academic bloomer,’ Way has a passion for online education, recognizing not only the need for a format accessible to the non-traditional college student, but the passion and commitment these students have for the opportunity to obtain a college degree in the face of life circumstances that might otherwise prevent them from doing so.

Education

  • Ph.D. Communication Arizona State University, 2010
  • M.A. Communication University of Southern California, 2002
  • B.A. Communication University of Southern California, 2001

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Emotion in organizations
  • Compassion and positive organizational communication
  • Work/life balance issues in organizations
  • Gender and caregiving 
  • Gender in organizations
  • Health and well-being 
  • Hospice
  • Organizational culture and identity
  • Dirty work

 

Methods and approaches

  • Qualitative, including ethnography, participant observation and in-depth interviews �
  • Critical �
  • Discourse analysis �
  • Textual analysis

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 453 Communication Training/Develop
COM 504 Theories and Models in Comm
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 319 Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 400 Communication in Professions
COM 453 Communication Training/Develop
COM 504 Theories and Models in Comm
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 259 Comm Bus & the Professions
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 319 Persuasion/Social Influence
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 100 Intro to Human Communication
COM 230 Small Group Communication
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 319 Persuasion/Social Influence
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 430 Leadership Group Communication
COM 453 Communication Training/Develop
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 312 Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 394 Special Topics
COM 430 Leadership Group Communication
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 430 Leadership Group Communication
COM 453 Communication Training/Develop
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 430 Leadership Group Communication
COM 453 Communication Training/Develop
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 312 Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 453 Communication Training/Develop
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication