St. Mary's University 1 Camino Santa MariaSan Antonio, TX 78228 +1-210-436-3011 St. Mary's University logo William Joseph Chaminade


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


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


Bonita Dattner-Garza, Ph.D., teaches Qualitative Research Methods for Communication and Communication Studies for the Graduate Communication Program. She also teaches British Literature and International Literature courses and Composition courses for the English Program. She serves on the admissions and review board for the Graduate Communication Program’s M.A. candidates. She is also on the Advisory Board for the McGraw Hill Annual Editions Publication of Mass Media and reviews textbooks for publishers. Dattner-Garza 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.

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