Hello! My name is Dr. Candice Munoz and I am a COMM faculty member and Co-Coordinator for Communication in the Humanities Division here at Mott (since 2009). Here at Mott, I currently teach a variety of classes: COMM 131: Fundamentals of Public Speaking, COMM 140: Principles of Interpersonal Communication, COMM 210: Persuasion, and COMM 220: Intercultural Communication. Overall, I have worked in college and university settings for over 20 years because I truly enjoy working with students. I have also spent over 6 years working in student affairs doing everything from coordinating student support programs, designing alternative spring break trips, working in student admissions, and assisting with retention efforts.
My academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts in English (with a Specialization in Writing) from the University of Michigan-Flint, a Master of Arts in Multicultural Communication from DePaul University, and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies (Focus: Communication and Culture) from Bowling Green State University. Prior to teaching at Mott, I taught a variety of classes within Communication, English, Lifelong Learning, and Ethnic Studies at Wayne State University and Bowling Green State University.
Now that I spend most of my time in the classroom, I’ve found that this background helps me guide my students through their college experiences by helping them utilize the resources around them. My degree in English is also a tremendous asset because I enjoy demystifying the writing process and helping my students develop sound research skills. When I spent a lot of time conducting research, I focused on rhetoric, language and power, persuasion, social justice, and aspects of intercultural/multicultural communication. I LOVE teaching and learning about Communication in the city that I grew up in (Flint) and sharing my knowledge and expertise while meeting new people. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, travelling, bike riding, volunteering, and trying new food.