Laurel A. Canglose Medhurst

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Office Information:

Office Location: Castellaw Communications Center 145
Office Hours: M 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m., W 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., TR 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., or by appointment

Mailing Address:

Baylor University
Department of Communication
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!