Laurel A. Canglose Medhurst

Office Information:

Office Location: Castellaw 145

Office Hours:

MW - 11:00 - 1:30

TTR - 11:00 - 12:00 and 1:30 - 2:30

Or By Appointment.

Mailing Address:

Department of Communication Studies
One Bear Place #97368
Waco, TX 76798-7368


  • CSS 1302 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • CSS 3304 Small Group Communication

Teaching/Research Interests:

Interpersonal Relationships
Theories of Small Group Communication
Nonverbal Expressiveness
Leadership/Initiative and Oral and Written Expression
Gendered Communication and Power
Language and Style

Teaching Philosophy:

I am very aware that I am charged with two responsibilities: teaching the subject matter and teaching the student-which (despite the linguistic play with words) are not the same things. Recognizing that the uniqueness of each human precludes us from learning in exactly the same ways, I incorporate several methods of instruction that generally produce good results: lecture, discussion, in-class tasks, outside-class tasks, activities, video clips and film.

Family, Outside Hobbies and Interests:

The world.

What is the best thing about being a Baylor Bear?

Enjoying on a daily basis other Baylor Bears-students, alumni, faculty and staff!