Communication Studies

Tia Newby

  • MA (2005) – Communication Studies, California State University, Chico
  • BA (2002) – Communication, Humboldt State University

I am a proud graduate of the CSU, Chico Master’s Program in Communication Studies where I also gained teaching experience. After graduate school I entered the non-profit and private sectors working as a Public Information Office for the American Red Cross, in marketing and technical writing for Kimley-Horn and Associates, and in ecommerce and social media management for Moby Wrap. I returned to CSU, Chico as a part-time faculty member in 2012 and have loved working with a new generation of students. 

My passion for teaching comes from a passion for learning. Whether I am working with seniors in Organizational Communication or a class of first-year students in Small Group Communication, I value the classroom as a learning environment where we all have contributions to make. In recent years I have reimagined the classroom as a more active learning space reflecting best practices in learning literature and my experiences in the workplace. 

 Courses Taught

  • CMST 132: Small Group Communication
  • CMST 331: Communication Scholarship
  • CMST 382: Advanced Communication and Career Skills
  • CMST 470: Organizational Communication Theories

 Convention Papers

Newby, T. K., & Avanzino, S. (2006, Feb.). Learning to care & not cure: The socialization of hospice volunteers. Western States Communication Association Conference 2006. (Not able to attend)

 Professional Papers

Newby, T. K. (2005, Sept.). Learning to care & not cure: The socialization of hospice volunteers. A volunteer coordinator’s guide. Butte Home Health and Hospice.