You're probably wondering who I really am and what the purpose of this site is. I'll be happy to tell you if you're brave enough to read on.
My name is Chris McDowell and I live in Urbana, Illinois, USA. I am fascinated with communication and am currently attending UIUC (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) for a Master's degree in Speech Communication. I did my undergraduate work at GSU (Georgia State University) and earned a Bachelor's degree there. I ultimately wish to teach at the college level.
My main interest is interpersonal communication and its effect and form through such media as film and the internet. I am especially intrigued with the process of argument.
I created this website to serve several functions;
1- To attend college I moved away from many wonderful friends and family and decided this would be a nice way to keep them abreast of my goings-on.
2- To serve as a storage area for some of my ideas and interests so that people like you might know who I am and participate in that communication over the internet I referred to earlier. =)
3- To have a place to post such things as my resume, pictures, and scholarly papers.
You can find my short version Teaching Portfolio at the HigherEdJobs website HERE