Lora Helvie-Mason, Ed.D

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Industry Education
Occupation Assistant Professor
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Introduction I am a tenure-track faculty member at a 3,000-student public HBCU embracing the academic life and my new city of New Orleans. My doctorate is in Adult, Higher and Community Education with a cognate in Communication Studies (from Ball State University). My Master's degree is in Communication Studies while my Bachelor's degree from Purdue University is in Agricultural Communication with minors in Communication Studies and International Studies. I currently teach Communication courses to undergraduates. I am interested in the culture of higher education, faculty development, instructional communication, technology and pedagogy, international studies and comparative education and can't wait to see what the future holds! As Teddy Roosevelt said, "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Interests Traveling, reading, gardening, hiking, yoga, spending time with my husband and nephew!
Favorite Movies Fight Club, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Shawshank Redemption, Legends of the Fall, Annie, 16 candles, Goonies, Juno
Favorite Music Alternative and punk/heavy rock, Classic rock, Country, Blues, Instrumentals--basically I love all music!
Favorite Books While I have a ton of favorites, I'm only going to list my "for fun" readings here (or else the list would be massive)...Robert Jordan Wheel of Time Series, the demi-god Tolkein, Twilight series :) and just getting into Hunter S. Thompson, love bell hooks, toni morrison, Harry Potter, anything by Edgar Allan Poe, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, anything by James Patterson, anything by May Sarton, jodi picoult, j.j. parrish and too many more to mention!