Laurel A. Canglose Medhurst

Senior Lecturer in Communication
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Office Information:

Office Location: Castellaw Communications Center 145
Office Hours: M 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., TR 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 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
  • CSS 3311 Interpersonal 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!