Dr. Isabelle Bauman


Communicaton Media Journalsm and Film
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Communicaton Media Journalsm and Film
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MS, Counseling, 2005, Missouri State University
  • PhD, Communication, 1991, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • MA, 1988, Communication, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • BA, General System Theory, 1983, University of Puget Sound


  • COM 205 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 407 Health, (Mental Health), Communication, and Culture
  • COM 408 Patient/Provider Interaction
  • COM 397/698 Mental Health Communication
  • COM 712 Quantitative Analysis in Communication Research
  • COM 717 Communication and Diversity in the Workplace
  • COM 724 Theories of Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 795 Communication Internship
  • COM 796 Independent Study
  • COM 799 Master’s Thesis

Professional experience

Bauman, I. (in press). Interpersonal Communication and Mental Health Disorders. Cognella Press.

Bauman, I. (2023). Bagging a theory: A random sorting activity for teaching theorizing. Communication Teacher, 37, 194-197. https://doi.org/10.1080/17404622.2022.2127821 (peer reviewed).

Research and professional interests

  • Mental health communication
  • Instructional Communication
  • Mental health communication in the university classroom
  • Mental health communication and interpersonal communication

Awards and honors

  • Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Fellow for Inclusion in Mental Health (2023-2024)
  • Missouri State University Assessment Grant (2022). Comparing Newsletter to Traditional Syllabi formats: Student Engagement Outcomes.
  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member (2020-2021).