Assistant Professor and
|EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||A native of Bucharest, Romania, Dr. Alexandru Stana earned his M.A. at the University of Hartford, CT in 2007, and his Ph.D. at Bowling Green State University, OH, in 2013. During his graduate studies he developed an extensive research agenda with a focus on health communication. In order to pursue his research interest, Dr. Stana has gained expertise both in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, reflected in his doctoral dissertation which employs a mixed-methods approach.
Dr. Stana started teaching in the Department of Communication, Languages, and Cultures at Fayetteville State University in August 2013. Since 2016 he has been serving as the Department Assistant Chair. Previously, he taught at University of Hartford, University of Connecticut-Stamford, and Manchester Community College (CT).
SPEE 200: Introduction to Public Speaking
COMM 230: News Reporting and Writing I
COMM 341: Health Communication
COMM 342: Health Communication Campaigns
COMM 375: Organizational Communication
COMM 385: International Communication
COMM 470: Intercultural Communication
COMM 490: Communication Research
|RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION||
Health communication in a media effects and computer-mediated communication (CMC) context
Body image and eating disorders in a media effects context
Health communication in an online medium
Dr. Stana's work has been presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences, including Eastern States Communication Association (ECA) conference, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference, National Communication Association (NCA) conference, and International Communication Association (ICA) conference.
Dr. Stana's research has been published in the Journal of Health Communication, Howard Journal of Communication, The Review of Communication, International Journal of Men's Health, Sex Roles, and Communication, Culture, & Critique.