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Bonnie Wentzel

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Senior Lecturer and Director, CommLabASU
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Biography

Bonnie Wentzel is the director of the CommLabASU (formerly the Communication Assessment and Learning Lab - CALL). This nationally recognized communication lab is an innovative learning space that provides peer mentoring to undergraduates in developing, organizing and delivering public presentations. Her passion is to expand communication education by helping students, community youth, and working professionals develop their authentic speaking voice. As a lecturer, Wentzel has been recognized for outstanding teaching as a Centennial Professor, awarded by the Associated Students of Arizona State University and received the Outstanding Teaching Award presented by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Wentzel attended Arizona State University on the West campus where she completed her bachelor's degree in communication studies and in 2009, earned a master's degree in communication studies with an emphasis on the experienced learner in higher education. Wentzel is also a graduate of the Barrett, the Honors College. She holds certificates in general business, organizational leadership and journalism.

Education
  • M.A. Communication Studies, Arizona State University
  • B.A. Communication, Arizona State University
Research Interests
  • Communication instruction and education
  • Peer mentoring in education settings
  • Challenges of multiple-role adult students toward college degree attainment
  • Communication and speech centers in post-secondary education settings
Publications
  • Wentzel, Bonnie. Back to the center: The Communication Assessment Learning Lab at Arizona State University's west campus. (2015).
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 325Advanced Public Speaking
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 394Special Topics
COM 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 325Advanced Public Speaking
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 430Leadership Group Communication
CMN 580Practicum
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 225Public Speaking
COM 430Leadership Group Communication
COM 483Advanced Com & Mentoring
CMN 580Practicum
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 100Intro to Human Communication
COM 430Leadership Group Communication
COM 483Advanced Com & Mentoring
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 225Public Speaking
Presentations

Wentzel, B., & Estle, K. (2017, April). Mentor empowerment through community engagement in the communication lab.  National Association of Communiction Centers Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Bingham, B., Averell, C., Shumberg, K., Wentzel, B., & Kunkel, K. (2016, April). Online public speaking: From design to launch.   National Association of Communication Centers Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wentzel, B. (2016, April).  NACC: A path forward. National Association of Communication Centers Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wentzel, B., Love, K., Yook, E., Cayetano, C., Sindelar, K., Mutua, E., & Felt, L. (2015, November). Experiential learning in the communication enter: Embracing opportunities in the K-12 community.  National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 

Davidson, M., Dwyer, K., Rempfer, K., Ellis, E., & Wentzel, B., (2015, November). Opportunities in reaching new audiences through communication centers. National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Wentzel, B., Quesenberry, B., Ellis, E., Gill, L., Preston, M., Davidson, & M., Smalls, M., (2015, April). Online public speaking programs: The good, the bad, and the ugly. National Association of Communication Centers Conference, Fredericksburg, VA.   

Wentzel, B., Atkins-Sayre, W., Hobgood, L., Sheckels, T., Wiebel, J., & Yook, E., (2015, April). Book It! At the center. National Association of Communication Centers Conference, Fredericksburg, VA.              

Love, K., Davis, A., Kirby, R., Smalls, M., & Wentzel, B. (2015, April). You can do it! We can help! Getting the center's administrative work done effectively and efficiently. National Association of Communication Centers Conference, Fredericksburg, VA.

Gaffney, C., Wentzel, B., Cayetano, C., Romans, A., & Sanford, B. (2014, April). Mentorship as internship. National Association of Communication Centers Conference, Glendale, AZ.

Wentzel, B. (2013, November). Speak like Sparky: Connecting middle-school students with common core standards through the university communication lab. National Communication Association Conference, Washington D.C

Wentzel, B. (2013, April). Lessons in growing a sustainable communication center. National Association of Communication Centers Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Wentzel, B. (2012, November). Answering the CALL of our COMMunities: Building synergistic learning opportunities for peer mentor. Top Section Panel. National Communication Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Kassing, J., Johnson, H., Kloeber, D., & Wentzel, B. (2008, November). How do you use this crazy green thing? Development, validation (and proposed uses) of the environmental communication scale.  National Communication Association Conference.San Diego, CA.

Wentzel, B. (2008, October). Advocating for the adult learner. Arizona Communication Association Conference, Glendale, AZ.

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