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Department of English Language and Literature


Marianne Pellechia

Title: Senior Instructor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-9776
Office: HUO 409
Resources: English Language and Literature
Marianne Pellechia

PhD, Communication, Purdue University
MS, Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University
BS, Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, NY

Areas of Specialization

Professional Communication
Science Communication
Media Effects

Recently Taught Courses

SPCH 230: Business and Professional Speaking
SPCH 230 HNRS: Business and Professional Speaking, Honors Section
SPCH 140: Public Communication

Professional Bio

My past research has focused on analyzing the communication of scientific information through the news media, including the effects those reports have on audience attitudes as well as strategies both scientists and journalists can use to improve that communication. Currently I focus on aspects of communication in the workplace, with a particular interest in professional communication for scientists and current trends in employment interviewing.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.