Celeste Wells, Ph.D.
full time faculty - communication department
Celeste C. Wells joined the department in 2010 after earning her doctorate from the University of Utah. Her doctoral dissertation was titled “Difference and Science at Work: The Occupational Identity of Analytical Chemists”.
Dr. Wells’ research emphasizes the study of worker identity, immigration, nation, race and gender. She has presented her research on issues of race and nationality within spheres of rhetoric and organizational communication. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Wells worked as a human resources manager, director, and consultant for biotechnology companies and has trained organizations on issues of diversity, discrimination and nonharassment, ethical and productive feedback, negotiation and mediating, as well as how to create healthy and safe working environments.
Dr. Wells delights in teaching and working with students. In each course, it is her aim to help develop students' love of learning so that it extends beyond their undergraduate experience.
Dr. Wells regularly teaches The Rhetorical Tradition, Communication Criticism, Argumentation Theory, and Critical/Cultural Research Methods.