Mark Congdon

Assistant Professor

Degrees

Ph. D.Communications, Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship in Communication Pedagogy & LeadershipUniversity of Maine
Graduate CertificateInnovation EngineeringUniversity of Maine
Graduate CertificateGrant WritingUniversity of Maine
M.ACommunication StudiesUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.A.Communication Studies, Concentrations: Public Relations, Organizational Communication, & Rhetoric, Minor: Political ScienceWilkes University
Teaching CertificateOnline Teaching, Learn North CarolinaUNC School of Education
Teaching CertificateSpecial Education K-12East Carolina University
Teaching CertificateSocial Studies 6-12East Carolina University
Teaching CertificateSpeech Communication K-12East Carolina University

Professional Experience

Introduction to Communication Studies

Introduction to Mass Communication

Public Speaking/Oral Communication

Fundamentals of Public Relations (PR)

Communication and Conflict Management

Organizational Communication

Communication and New Technology

Strategic Communication

Communication Research Perspectives

Interpersonal Communication

Nonverbal Communication
Business and Professional Communication

Personal Branding for COM Professionals

The PR & Advertising Agency

PR Corywriting & Publication

PR & Advertising Campaigns

 

Research/Creative Works

Publications: Peer Reviewed

Congdon, M. Jr. & Vaughn, H. (forthcoming). Learning and growing together: Investigating how North Carolina teachers and students perform their stories of a relationship-based pedagogy. The Qualitative Report.

Mette, I., Biddle, C., Congdon, M. Jr., Mercado, M. (in-press). Parochialism or Pragmatic Resistance? The Role of Community-engaged Leadership, Activist Scholarship, and Vulnerable Rural Ecologies within School Reform. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education.

Congdon, M. Jr., & Herakova, L. (2018). Let Your Self in: Mentoring from/on the Margins of
Academia in the Millennial Context. In A. Atay & M. Ashlock (Eds.), Millennial Culture and Communication Pedagogies: Narratives from the Classroom and Higher Education. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Herakova, L. & Congdon, M. Jr. (2018). Calling-in Identities and Communication in the College Classroom: What do you say to students? In. S. Chen, N. Allaire, & Z. Chen, Constructing Narratives in Response to Trump’s Election: How Various Populations Make Sense of an Unexpected Victory. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Congdon, M. Jr., Herakova, L., & Bishop, J. (2017). Calling-in the Family: Dialogic Performances of Family Conflict. [Special issue: Critical Communication Pedagogy and Social Justice]. Communication Teacher, 32(1), 8. doi:10.1080/17404622.2017.1372614

Congdon, M. Jr., Mette, I., Mercado, A, Lindenfeld, L., & Tupper, E. (2017). ESL teachers’ attitudes
of Google Earth for inquiry-based instruction on ELL students’ language development in a rural New England state. Diversity, Social Justice and the Educational Leader.

Russell, V. & Congdon, M. Jr. (2017). Long-term impacts of Communication Activism Pedagogy: Guiding principles for future research. Communication Education, 66(3), 373-376. doi:10.1080/03634523.2017.1291982

Herakova, L., Bonnet, J., & Congdon, M. Jr. (2017). Centering information literacy (as) skills and civic engagement in the basic course: An integrated course-library collaboration. Basic Communication Course Annual, 29(1), 109-120.

Jovanovic, S., Congdon, M. Jr., Miller, C., & Richardson, G. (2015). Rooting the study of communication activism in an attempted book ban. Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, 6(1), 115-135.

Congdon, M. Jr. (2014). What’s wrong with me?: An autoethnographic investigation of the co-cultural communicative practices of living with Tourette syndrome during adolescence. The Qualitative Report, 19(50), 1.

In Process: Working Papers and Projects

Congdon, M. Jr. (writing stage). Decolonizing Social Entrepreneurship in higher education: Developing a Critical Social Entrepreneurship education model for social change. To be submitted to
Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.

Congdon, M. Jr. (writing stage). Learning to innovate: The (envisioned) role of strategic communication in social innovation. To be submitted to the International Journal of Strategic Communication.

Congdon, M. Jr. (writing stage). Communication education within higher education: (Re)Constructing communication for social justice through intervention. To be submitted to Communication Education.

Congdon, M. Jr. (writing stage). Teach for whom and teach for what? A rhetorical analysis of Teach for America’s influence on the charter school movement in North Carolina. To be submitted to International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Conference Presentations Communication Pedagogy and Instruction Research

Anderson-Lain, K., Atay, A, Bell, T., Congdon, M. Jr., Herakova, L., Jovanovic, S., … Waters, S.E. (2018). Re/Learning the Mutual Mentor/Mentee Relationship: Exploring and unpacking issues of difference in mentoring communication faculty/students. Panel discussion sponsored by the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning of the National Communication Association. Salt Lake City, UT.

Bishop, S.C., Butauski, M., Castaneda, N., Castro, N., Congdon, M. Jr., Droser, V., Herakova, L., … Suter, E. (2018). Unpacking Power and Privilege: Critical Pedagogy in Family and Interpersonal Communication. Panel discussion sponsored by the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Salt Lake City, UT.

Bonnet, J.L., Buchanan, T.M., Congdon, M. Jr., Herakova, L., McAlexander, B., Mueller, A.G., & Quenette, A.M. (2018). Playing with problems: Exploring and Overcoming Problems Associated with Problem-based Learning in the Communication Classroom. Panel sponsored by Instructional Development Division of the National Communication Association. Salt Lake City, UT.

Brenneise, A., Congdon, M. Jr., Wiant Cummins, C., Miller, S., Potter, D., Young, J.E. (2018). Parameters of Play in the Foundational Courses. Panel discussion sponsored by the Basic Course Division of the National Communication Association. Salt Lake City, UT.

Herakova, L., Bonnet, J., & Congdon, M. Jr., (2017). The Basic Communication Course Annual Forum: Adaptation. Panel discussion sponsored by the Basic Course Division of the National Communication Association. Dallas, TX.

Congdon, M. Jr. (2017). Finding yourself together: Investigating how teachers and students perform their stories of a relationship-based pedagogy. Paper presentation presented to the 2017 Teachers, Teaching, and Media Conference. Wake Forest, NC.

Congdon, M. Jr. (2016). Communication education within higher education: (Re)Constructing communication for social justice through intervention. Individual Paper presentation presented to Scholars to Scholars Division of the National Communication Association’s Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Congdon, M. Jr. (2014). One size does not fit all: Directing the basic course to enhance learning outcomes for students with disabilities. Panel presentation presented to Basic Course Division of the National Communication Association Convention. Chicago, IL.

Congdon, M. Jr. (2013). Expanding communication within educational organizations: Using dialogue as a tool to construct a democratic communication model. Paper presentation presented to Scholar to Scholar Session of the National Communication Association Convention. Washington, D.C.

McCall, J., Congdon, M. Jr., J. Downing, G. Richardson, G. Cruz, P. Sawyer, & J. Eriksen. (2013). Enhancing Communication and Civility in the Basic Course: Insights from New Instructors. Panel Presentation presented to The GIFTS Panel of the Carolina Communications Association Conference. Charlotte, NC.

Congdon, M. Jr. (2010). TWITTER: Teaching with Innovative Techniques that Electrify Results. Poster presentation presented at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Annual Conference for Exceptional Children. Greensboro, NC.

Community Engaged Research

Biddle, C., Mette, I., Congdon, M. Jr., & Mercado, A. (2017). “That’s not going to work here”:
The role of place, culture and sector-based logic in framing rural community collaboration. Paper presented in the Complex Politics in Rural School and Community Relationships panel at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Antonio, TX.

Congdon, M. Jr., Mercado, A., Mette, I., & Biddle, C. (2017). Grassroots community partnerships for rural school reform: Recursive nature of exclusion- It is not an ‘Indian’ problem. Roundtable discussion presented to New England Educational Research Organization Convention. Boston, MA.

Mette, I., Biddle, C., Congdon, M. Jr., & Mercado, A. (2016). Supporting sustainable and sociocultural approaches in community learning and school reform. Paper presented to the Sustainability and Community Partnerships Division of the University Council for Educational Administration Conference. Detroit, MI.

Congdon, M. Jr., & S., Jovanovic (2013). Evidence that cultivating students’ democratic voices
matters. Paper presented to Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. Greensboro, NC

Glenn C. & Congdon, M., Jr. (2013). Connecting evidence, voice, and engagement: Actively utilizing students’ experiences in pedagogical practices. Presented at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. Greensboro, NC.

Jovanovic, S., Edwards, C., Congdon, M. Jr., & C. Roberts (2012). Designing a culturally responsive project for community change. Workshop presented to Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. Greensboro, NC.

Communication, Culture, and Society Research

Congdon, M. Jr. & Young, E. (2018). Environmental injustice and the media: Using Framing Theory to examine how print media frames the Flint water crisis. Paper presentation sponsored by
the Journalism & Media Culture Division of the Popular Culture Association. Washington, D.C.

Congdon, M. Jr. (2013). Against my will: An autoethnographic analysis of the co-cultural communicative practices of living with Tourette Syndrome in an educational setting. Paper presentation presented to Disability Issues Caucus of the National Communication Association Convention. Washington, D.C.

Congdon, M. Jr. & Wheeler, M. (2013). Teach for democratic America or teach for corporate America?: A rhetorical analysis of TFA’s influence on the charter school movement. Paper presentation presented to Equality Equals Conference, sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies Graduate Student Association at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC.

Congdon, M. Jr. (2013). Dark shadows uncovered: An autoethnographic reflection of the influence dominant societal labels may have on one’s identity. Paper presented at Doing Autoethnography: (Re)writing Self, Other, and Society Conference. San Angelo, TX.

Elmes-Crahall, J. & Congdon, M. Jr. (2011). “Words Do Matter:” A diachronic analysis of judicial, legislative and advocacy rhetoric on behalf of public support for children with disabilities. Paper presented to The Disability Issues Caucus of the National Communication Association Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Colloquia, Symposia, Lectures, and Workshops Active Learning Research and Workshops

Congdon, M. Jr., Ladd, S., Sprinkle, N., Christman, K., & Nxumalo, Z. (2017). Career pathways in the Communication field: Career and interviewing tips for undergraduate and graduate students. Panel Discussion presented to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Communication Studies Department. Greensboro, North Carolina.

Congdon, M. Jr. (2016). Adult Learning Techniques: Using active learning instructional strategies to create excitement and enhance learning. Workshop presented to the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension Division of Lifelong Learning workshop series. Orono, Maine.

Congdon, M. Jr. (2016). Activities for the first days of class. Workshop presented to the University of Maine’s Graduate Orientation Teaching Training for the Department of Communication & Journalism. Orono, ME.

Keremidchieva, Z. & Congdon, M. Jr. (2016). Designing assignments and providing feedback to promote Learning. Workshop presented at the Teaching Institute for GTAs, University of Maine. Orono, ME.

Critical Communication Pedagogy Research and Workshops

Congdon, M. Jr. (2017). Learning to innovate: The (envisioned) role of communication in innovation. Presentation presented to the Department of Communication & Journalism Colloquium Series, University of Maine. Orono, ME.

Barrett, K., Congdon, M. Jr., Fassett, D., Keremidchieva, Z., Mazer, J., & McDowell, Z. (2016) Communication and/as social justice. Panel presentation at the Teaching Institute for GTAs, University of Maine. Orono, ME.

Fassett, D., Correa. E., & Congdon, M. Jr. (2016) Reverse course design: Syllabus and assignment development with a social justice focus. Workshop presentation at the Teaching Institute for GTAs, University of Maine. Orono, ME

Herakova, L. & Congdon, M. Jr. (2016). Team-based & project-based learning for social justice. Workshop presentation at the Teaching Institute for GTAs, University of Maine. Orono, ME.

Community Engaged Research and Workshops

Jovanovic, S., Congdon, M. Jr., Bloch-Schulman, S., & R. Dumlao (2013). Writing with, about, and for service-learning and civic engagement. Workshop presentation to PACE (Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement) Conference. Elon, NC.

Glenn, C., Congdon, M. Jr., & C. Sutton (2013). Preparation or pressure? The realities of college readiness initiatives in middle schools. Lecture presented at the Food for Thought Series hosted by the Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Greensboro, NC.

Jovanovic, S., Edwards, C., Congdon, M. Jr., & C. Roberts (2012). Service-learning as social justice practice to boost civic action. Workshop presented to Dudley High School, Guilford Education Alliance, and the Greensboro News and Record. Greensboro, NC

 

Congdon, M. Jr., & Edwards, C. (2012). From despair to hope: Reframing perceptions of community through a service-learning project. Workshop presented to Graduate Research and Creativity Expo. Sponsored by UNCG’s Graduate School & Office of Research & Economic Development. Greensboro, NC.