Spring 2020 Office Hours: MW: 1:00-2:00pm; TR: 2:00-3:30pm.
Ph.D. University of South Florida
M.A. California State University, Long Beach
B.A. California State University, Long Beach
Teaching and Research Interests:
- Interpersonal Communication
- Holocaust Survivor Experience, Interviewing, and Storytelling
- Mindfulness and Communication
- Compassionate Communication and Listening
- Communicating Suffering and Illness
- Ethnography, Humanistic Research Methods, and Oral History
Patti, C. J., & Ellis, C. (2017). Co-constructed interview. In J. P. Matthes, C. S. Davis, & R. F. Potter (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods—Qualitative Methods. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- Patti, C. J. (2016). On suffering and surfing. Episode 300 of the Optimal Living Daily Podcast. Episode re-podcasted as episode 1099, December 14th, 2018.
Berry, K., & Patti, C. J. (2015). Lost in narration: Applying autoethnography. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 43 (2), 263-268.
Patti, C. J. (2015). Sharing "a big kettle of soup": Compassionate listening with a Holocaust survivor. In S. High (Ed.), Beyond testimony and trauma: Oral history in the aftermath of mass violence (192-211). Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Patti, C. J. (2015). Hopeful lament: A song in praise of black women/stories. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (University of California Press), 4 (1), 127-130. Excerpt reprinted in R. Boylorn (2017), Sweetwater: Black women and narratives of resilience (revised edition). New York: Peter Lang. (pp. 155-156)
Ellis, C. S., & Patti, C. J. (2014). With heart: Compassionate interviewing and storytelling with Holocaust survivors. Storytelling, Self, Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies, 10 (1), 93-118.
Patti, C. J. (2013). Compassionate storytelling with Holocaust survivors: Cultivating dialogue at the end of an era. University of South Florida Dissertation.
Patti, C. J. (2012). Split shadows: Myths of a lost father and son. Qualitative Inquiry, 18 (2), 153-161.
Patti, C. J. (2009). Musical artefacts of my father’s death: Autoethnography, music, and aesthetic representation. In B. Bartleet & C. Ellis (Eds.), Music autoethnographies: Making autoethnography sing/making music personal (57-72). Queensland: Australia Academic Press.
April 17th 2019: Faculty Last Lecture Series Speaker: "Mindful Awarness, Really Listening, and Compassionate Communication"
2016-2017: Appalachian State University Student Government Association “Outstanding Professor—College of Fine and Applied Arts”
2014-15 Appalachian State University Student Government Association "Outstanding Professor—College of Fine and Applied Arts"
COM 3549: Ethnographic Storytelling & Inquiry; COM/MAT 3543: Communicating Science (with Dr. Eric Marland); COM 3341: Communication Ethics; COM 1200: Thinking Through Communication; COM 2121: Interpersonal Communication; COM 3151: Gender Communication; COM 2124: Intercultural Communication; COM 2101: Public Speaking.
Meditation Advisor: Zen & the Art of Applied Communication.
Title: Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Affiliate Faculty: Center for Judaic, Holocaust, & Peace Studies
Department: Department of Communication
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-2481