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Alexandru Stana

Assistant Professor

Office:  Lauretta Taylor 339
Phone:  672-2801
Fax:  672-1964

Alexandru Stana

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 a media effects context. 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 at Fayetteville State University in August 2013; 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 470: Intercultural Communication

COMM 490: Communication Research


Body image and eating disorders in a media effects context

Portrayals of sexuality in media and their effects on sexual and health behaviorsHealth communication in an online mediumDr. Stana's work has been presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences, including Eastern States Communication conference, Southern States Communication conference, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference, National Communication Association (NCA) conference, and International Communication Association conference (ICA). 

Dr. Stana's research has been published in the International Journal of Men's Health and Communication, Culture, and Critique journals.

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