Department: Human Communications Studies
Office: CP 420-08
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Personal Website: www.linkedin.com/in/tarasuwin/
Degree Area: Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication; Research Methods
Degree Univ: Arizona State University
Teaching Area: Interpersonal and Relational Communication, Sexual Communication, Online Communication and Personal Relationships, Quantitative Research Methods
Research Area: Interpersonal and Relational Communication, Sexual Communication, Communication & Technologies
Teaching: Dr. Tara holds a tenure-track position at California State University, Fullerton where she teaches Quantitative Research Methods, Interpersonal Communication Theories & Research, Relational Communication, Online Communication and Personal Relationships, and Sexual Communication.
Research: Dr. Tara is proficient in, both, quantitative and qualitative research methods (survey research, experimental designs, focus groups, interviews, and ethnography). Her research titled "Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Empathetic Expressions: Scale Development, Validation, and Message Evaluation," a theory and scale construction piece, won a top paper award at the national communication association convention. She has won five research-related grant awards between 2016-2019.
Service: She is the organizer of CSUF Civil Dialogue events. She hosted public forums on free speech, gun ownership, transgender bathroom laws, and immigration laws.
Dr. Tara is a passionate educator, when she's not working she gives relational and sexual communication advice on her Instagram page and other news media outlet (e.g., Cosmopolitan, Women's Health Magazine, Tusk Magazine, etc).