Health and Organizational Communication
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000
I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from Michigan State University. My research focuses on organizational communication, health communication, and most recently looking at how students with invisible disabilities (particularly mental health issues) use or do not use accommodations in classes to help them be successful. I am also working with colleagues in the College of Health and Social Services on research on how we can improve Mexican American Men’s participation in colorectal cancer screening. Other research, like one of the links below, focuses on agenda-setting theory and how to get relevant health issues on the agenda of those in power. Basically, my research and teaching focuses on social justice and giving voice to those who feel they have none. See “I choose to speak” video for more info: http://vimeo.com/23985787.
Teaching is my passion. The courses I teach primarily include Honors Basic Communication, Health Communication, Deception, Organizational Communication, and Communication Leadership. In the past few years my methods of teaching have greatly changed from being the “sage on the stage” to working on service learning projects along with my students. Through these new methods I hope to introduce students to the feeling of “community” and how a small change can have significant impact on a population in need. Also, through applying the principles from a class, it is my hope these principles will stay with them when they leave NMSU.
Chory, R. M. & Hubbell, A. P. (2008). Organizational justice and managerial trust as predictors of employee antisocial responses. Communication Quarterly, 56(4), 357-375.
Hubbell, A. P. (2006). Mexican American women in a rural area and barriers to their ability to enact protective behaviors against breast cancer. Health Communication, 20(1), 35-44.
Kozel, C. T., Hubbell, A. P., et al. (2006). Exploring agenda-setting for healthy border 2010: Research directions and methods. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 4(1), 141-161.