Current Courses

Fall 2024

  • COMM 5660-090
    Media Ethics
    Location: ONLN (Online)
  • COMM 7530-001
    Sem-Soc Media & Society
    Location: LNCO 2630 (LNCO 2630)

Summer 2024

Spring 2024

Courses I Teach

  • COMM 3190 - Intercultural Communication
    Systematic study of communication processes that involve contact and interaction between people of different cultures. Readings, exercises, assignments, and electronic media contribute to understanding intercultural processes.
  • COMM 5660 - Media Ethics
    Professional ethics in media; emphasis on news work. Philosophical concepts, moral reasoning, and media values and principles. Current issues through case studies. Institutions through which media have addressed moral dilemmas.

Pedagogical Publications

  • Martinez, A. R., Hernández, L. H., Tarin, C. A., & Guzman, J. (December 2022). La Raza Mentorship Initiative: Creating a Fortifying Pathway for Mentorship Within the Caucus. Forthcoming in Atay & Trebing (Eds.), Mentoring Interculturally/Mentoring in Intercultural Contexts. New York: Peter Lang. Paper published, 12/2022.
  • Hernández, L. H., & Munz, S. M. (Spring 2021). Autoethnography as assessment: Communication pedagogies as social justice activism. Communication Teacher, first published online. Paper published, 04/2021.
  • McDermott, V., Hernández, L. H., & May. A. (Eds.) (December 2020). Supporting the Military-Affiliated Learner: Communication Approaches to Military Pedagogy and Education. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Paper published, 12/2020.

Teaching Awards & Recognition

National Communication Association

  1. Fall 2020 NCA Activism & Social Justice Division Pedagogy Award
  2. Fall 2020 NCA Communication Ethics Division Pedagogy Award

Utah Valley University

  1. Chairs & Deans Global/Intercultural Faculty Pedagogy Award, Spring 2021
  2. CHSS Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Spring 2021
  3. CHSS Faculty Inclusion Award, Spring 2021
  4. Higher Education Association Fellow (FHEA), Spring 2020
  5. Champion of Inclusion Faculty Award, Spring 2020