Gino Giannini

Student Information

Graduate Student
Communication
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

I am originally from Northern California. I received my B.A. (2006) and M.A. (2008) in Communication Studies from San Diego State University. My Master's Thesis research was on bereaved parents and I interviewed couples about the ways that communicative behaviors support and hurt parents following the loss of a child. At Arizona State University I have focused my research on recovery from trauma in interpersonal, family, and organizational relationships, as well as loss in health organizations. I primarily conducted research via qualitative methods such as interviewing and ethnographic fieldwork. While at ASU I have researched at a hospice organization, siblings that grew up in an alcoholic home, college student eating behaviors, written about mater narratives within communication research, and the challenges of qualitative methods. My dissertation research examines social support in work-life relationships following the loss of a loved one by interviewing the principle bereaved individual and then someone from their home-life as well as their organizational life. I have taught a number of classes but generally focus on: qualitative research methods, communication theory, organizational communication, public speaking, family/relational communication, and small group communication.

Education

B.A. - San Diego State University

M.A. - San Diego State University

Doctoral Candidate - Arizona State University

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Research Interests

Qualitative Research Methods, Family Communication, Organizational Communication, Work-Life Relationships, Bereavement, Trauma

Courses

Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 250 Communication & the Workplace
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 225 Public Speaking
COM 230 Small Group Communication
COM 400 Communication in Professions
COM 494 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 225 Public Speaking
COM 250 Intro Organizational Comm
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 230 Small Group Communication
COM 259 Comm Bus & the Professions
COM 407 Adv Critical Methods in Comm
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 225 Public Speaking
COM 230 Small Group Communication
COM 250 Intro Organizational Comm
COM 407 Adv Critical Methods in Comm
COM 411 Communication in the Family
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 225 Public Speaking
COM 407 Adv Critical Methods in Comm
COM 411 Communication in the Family
COM 494 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 225 Public Speaking
COM 310 Relational Communication
COM 411 Communication in the Family
COM 494 Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 225 Public Speaking
COM 310 Relational Communication
COM 411 Communication in the Family
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 225 Public Speaking
COM 323 Comm Approach Popular Culture
COM 410 Intrprsnl Com Thry & Resrch
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 407 Adv Critical Methods in Comm
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 407 Adv Critical Methods in Comm