Rebecca Weldon

Rebecca A. Weldon

General education professor

Education

  • B.S., psychology, Angelo State University, 1990
  • M.A., interpersonal communication, Ohio University, 1992
  • Ph.D., Interpersonal, organizational, and health communication, Ohio University, 1994
  • M.A., learning and behavioral disorders, Spalding University, 2002

Credentials

Recipient of Ohio University's Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award; Publication in premiere communication journal Weldon, R.W., and Hale, C.L., 1998; Cracking the code: The role of Informal, Interpersonal Networks in Health Care Decision-making. Communication Monographs, 65, 336-357

Awards, recognitions and honors

School of Interpersonal Communication's Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award; International Communication Association Excellent Teaching by a Graduate Student Award

Organizations

National Honor Society of High School Scholars, 2005-07; Jefferson County Teachers Association, 2002-207; Kentucky Teacher Educators Association, 2002-07; National Communication Association, 1990-02; International Communication Association, 1990-02; International Network of Personal Relationships, 1993-2000; Southern States Communication Association, 2008-09

Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • "Talking Health, Metaphorically," Kentucky Journal of Communication, 20, 19-39, Weldon, R.A., Walker, K.L., and Bollis-Pecci, T.S., 2003
  • Instructors' Manual for Bridges Not Walls (Ed. John Stewart, 2001). New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001
  • "An Urban Legend of Global Proportions: An Analysis of Non-fiction Accounts of the Ebola Virus." Journal of Health Communication, 6, 281-294, 2001
  • "The Rhetorical Construction of the Predatorial Virus: A Burkian Analysis of Non-fiction Accounts of the Ebola Virus." Qualitative Health Research, 11, 5-25, 2001
  • "But I am a Good Mom": The Social Construction of Motherhoo.d through Health-care Conversations. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 29, 433-473, 2000
  • Cracking the code: The role of Informal, Interpersonal Networks in Health Care Decision-making. Communication Monographs, 65, 336-357, Weldon, R.W., and Hale, C.L., 1998
  • Demystifying communication training in medical school: Assessment, curricula, and long-term success. Patient Education and Counseling, 34, S64, Weldon, R.W., and Mitchell, C.K., 1998
  • Bonding and Cracking: The role of Informal, Interpersonal Networks in Health Care Decision-making, Health Communication,10, 151-173, Weldon, R.W., and Hale, C.L., 1998
  • Republished in Beyond these walls: Readings in health communication (ed. Linda C. Lederman; 2007). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Interpersonal conflict from a younger point of view: Exploring the perspectives of children. Qualitative Studies in Education, 9, 269-291, Hale, C.L., Farley-Lucas, B., and Weldon, R.W., 1996