Office: 118 McIver
Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies Foundations
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MA General Speech
University of North Carolina Greensboro: Thesis: “Selected Variables in Black Dialect and How it Affects Perceptions of Employability”
BS Business Administration
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Strategic communication, crisis communication, critical thinking and public speaking
- Identity negotiation in organizations, gender and military leadership
My vision embodies the classical philosophy of the university as a place where individuals come to develop critical skills and to gain knowledge. As a classroom facilitator, my goal is to design and constantly redesign the curriculum to stimulate students to learn in an active manner that demands their personal involvement with the subject matter and continually challenges their critical thinking and communication skills. I strive to create an environment of inquiry, reflection and thoughtful communication that will be of use to each student throughout his/her personal and professional life.
I enter the classroom with the understanding that we are all students. I am on a journey with my students, and I am ever reminded that I have as much to learn from them as they do from me. I believe that our relationship should create a space where we feel ‘safe’ to challenge each other, where we demonstrate mutual respect for each other, and where we learn from each other. I strive for a partnership through which we join our knowledge, engage our field of study, and deepen our understanding of the world around us.
- Communication and Public Relations
- Risk and Crisis Communication
- Persuasion and Social Influence
- Communication and Workplace Relationships
- Communication Ethics
- Communication Internship
- Communicating in Contemporary Society (Web Course)
- Identity negotiation of students as military leaders
- Communication and Ethics
- Crisis Communication
Academic Conference Presentations
Fairfield-Artman, P., McCall, J., Yarbrough, P. (2009). Student leadership in the 21st Century: Story telling and story listening. Panel presentation at Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Greensboro, NC.
Fairfield-Artman, P., Brewster, S. (2008). Leveraging user-created content to empower learners in speaking-Intensive courses delivered online. Presented at Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Greensboro NC.
Fairfield-Artman, P. (2005). How experiential learning increases UNCG communication department’s health and well-being through internships. Presented at National Communication Association Convention, Boston, MA.
Fairfield-Artman, P. (2005). Democracy and the military: recruitment and serving - the moral, ethical and political. Panel presentation at American Educators Studies Association, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Fairfield-Artman, P., Lippard, R., Sansom, A. (2005). Behind the smoke and mirrors: A Bewitching pedagogy – from the past for the present, and into the future”. Presented at Southeastern Association of Educational Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC.
Fairfield-Artman, P., Lippard, R., Sansom, A. (2004). Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: the television sitcom. Presented at Gender and Media Regional Conference, William & Mary College, Williamsburg, VA
Fairfield-Artman, P. (2004). The Jessica Lynch rescue: Three perspectives. Presented at Southern States Communication Association, Tampa, FL.
Presentations that WOW (2007-2008). UNCG Office of Leadership faculty and student Leadership Challenge, Greensboro, NC.
Public Relations: Tips and techniques (2008, 2009). Triad Leadership Academy, Greensboro, NC.
Keynote speaker, UNCG Golden Chain Honorary Induction for Leadership, Service and Scholarship Ceremony, 2004
Grants, Stipends, Merit Awards:
UNCG $5000 for curriculum development of online core course for Bachelor of Social Science Studies, 2011
Nominated for UNCG Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, 2009
Deans Teaching Merit Award, 2008
UNCG $5000 for curriculum development of online core course for Bachelor of Liberal Studies, 2004
UNCG $2500 for curriculum development of blended online course of introductory communication course, 2003
UNCG Service and Committees:
- Department of Communication Faculty Phon-a-thon representative, Spring, 2009, 2010
- Department Academic Adviser, Fall, 2008-present
- Member, Search Committee for UNCG Assistant Internship Director, 2008
- Member, University Committee on Internship Agreement, 2007
- Sub-committee member, coaching development for Leadership Advisory program, 2007-2009
- Discussion Leader, Freshman Summer Read, 2005-Present
- Departmental Internship Coordinator for Department of Communication, 2004-Present
- Departmental Publicity Committee for Department of Communication Studies, 2007-Present
- Departmental Curriculum Committee for Department of Communication Studies, 2007-2009
- Member, Leadership Advisory Committee, 2003-Present
- Member, Academic Integrity Panel, 2004-Present
- Member, UNCG TV Advisory Committee, 2004-2005
- Member, Center for Women's Health & Wellness for Alumni study, 2005-2006
- Member, Search Committee for UNCG Assistant Internship Director, 2005
- Member, Faculty interview team for seven NC Campus Compact member institutions on Student Leadership in Service-Learning, 2005-2006
- Member, Panel for Student Scholarship Merit Award
Community Service and Consulting Experience:Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center: Develop and conduct Management Training Classes
Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro: Develop and conduct classes in self esteem for center clients
- Public Relations Society of America
- Carolinas Communication Association
- Southern Communication Association
- National Communication Association
- American Educators Studies Association
Other Professional Experience
Twenty year career in management positions with focus on public relations in corporate and nonprofit organizations in Greensboro, NC and Washington, DC.