Instructor and Chair, Communication Studies
About Lucille Mazo
Lucille Mazo has been teaching at MacEwan University since 1994, 6 years in the English Department and the remaining years in the Communication program. She has developed and teaches the Technical Communication curriculum, as well as in the area of research courses.
In 2006, Lucille also acted as the Online Course Coordinator and Lead Developer responsible for developing the communication program into an online delivery mode. She received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007 for excellence in teaching, and completed the Global Chair Academy for Leadership in 2008. She is the originator and Managing Editor of Earth Common Journal which is a peer-reviewed, international, online journal for undergraduate students and which focuses on three critical and global concerns: sustainability, conservation, and climate change. This journal is student driven and managed through a student Editorial Board comprising of communication students as well as students from other disciplines and countries.
Lucille has served on numerous committees over the years, and is currently serving on the Academic Governance Council, Sustainability Advisory Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Faculty Council. She is a member of the International Society for Technical Communication and the Athens Institute for Research.
Lucille’s first research focus is in the area of teaching, learning, and communication. In 2003, she conducted research on students’ visual and verbal learning styles and how they were used to communicate in an online environment. She is currently doing research on university educators’ learning and communication styles and the impact they have on lesson level development. Lucille’s second research focus is in communication and environmental issues. She travels to Ecuador in May each year with a student research study group to do research in communication and culture at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Lucille has presented at conferences in Canada, as well as at international conferences in the U.S., Netherlands, and Greece. Her interest in conducting research in relation to the EuroMaidan in Ukraine is driven by the need to understand the similarities and dissimilarities in language use with respect to word selection, and how these words change the perceptions of EuroMaidan within the context of social media.