Education

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Courses

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Communication Studies
  • Business Communication
  • British Literature
  • International Literature

Biography

Bonita Dattner-Garza, Ph.D. teaches both graduate and undergraduate level courses in the areas of Contemporary Literary Theory, Communication Research Methods, British Literature,  International Literature, Composition. 

She has taught Qualitative Communication Studies for the Communication Department and has served on the admissions and review board for the Graduate Communication Program’s M.A. candidates. She was also on the Advisory Board for the McGraw Hill Annual Editions Publication of Mass Media and has reviewed textbooks for publishers.

Her focus on critical action research has proved to be useful in her numerous years of teaching Civic Engagement and Social Action. Her research has focused on organizational behavioral practices as they regard a corporation’s relationship with its consumers and interest groups. Her article “The Strategic Raiding of a Campaign Discourse of Change” was the outcome of this research. 

Dr. Dattner-Garza also enjoys reading and examining cultural and postcolonial theories, exploring both the interpersonal and intrapsychic social relations that take place within various kinds of cultures. Her ongoing research, both in and outside the classroom, examines how various conceptual systems limit and engender the dynamics that take place.

Publications

2010: “The Strategic  Raiding of a Campaign Discourse of Change,” The International Journal of the Humanities, 8(3), 199-205.

1999: Identity through the Social Phenomenon of Sadomasochism in Conrad, Wilde, and Poe,” DAI: 48(1999): 2089A

Presentations

“Technology in the Classroom: Using a Crowd-Sourced Database  for Education.” Summer Faculty Institute on Learning Technologies,  St Mary’s University, 2015

“Intertextuality in the Classroom.” The Association of Texas Colleges & Universities (ATCU) Our Lady of the lake University, 2004.

“Intertextual Literacy: Rescuing the Theory  of Reading from the Anarchy of Pure Subjectivism.” Guest speaker, St Mary’s University, 2002

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