Caroline Sawyer (2013)
Lecturer of Communication                                                                        

Phone: (760) 750-8048
Office:  SBSB 2120

Caroline E. Sawyer comes to Cal State - San Marcos from Texas where she has been working on data collection at The University of Memphis for her dissertation, “From Cheerleader to Quarterback Princess: Gender Narratives in Online Fantasy Football,” which examines power and gender within American Football, specifically within the context of Fantasy Football.  Sawyer is currently a doctoral candidate in applied communication with an emphasis in gendered sports communication, critical cultural communication, computer-mediated communication, media studies, and discourse studies.  She earned her Masters of Arts from Austin Peay State University and her Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.

Her teaching experience includes working as a tenure track instructor of sports broadcasting at Austin Peay State University.  While there, she developed and implemented a new concentration in sports broadcasting.  She has also served as graduate assistant for the Communication Department and Health and Sports Sciences Department and as the Communication Graduate Student Association President at The University of Memphis. Additionally, Sawyer has worked as an adjunct at Christian Brother University.  Her profession experience includes working as a corporate communication consultant for several large public and private corporations advising on website design, social media campaigns, and public & investor relations, as well as training employees to improve their presentation skills.

Her professional activities include membership to the Broadcast Education Association, Sports Marketing Association, American Marketing Association, Information Display and Entertainment Association, International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, National Communication Association, Tennessee Communication Association, Organization for Research on Women and Communication, Association of Women in Sports Media, Women’s Sports Foundation, and National Broadcasting Society.   She has presented at Broadcast Education Association annual conferences, International Association of Intercultural Communication conference, and Tennessee Communication Association, International Sport & Communication Summit, Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association, Rhetoric Society of America, & the International Conference on Sport & Society conferences.  Her publications include articles in The Intercultural Communication Studies and The Review of Communication.  This year, she has been accepted to present at the International Sport and Communication Summit, Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, and Rhetoric Society of America Conference.

Geo Persuasive Forum

How has the ban on single-use plastic grocery bags affected Californians?  On Tuesday, December 2, students at CSUSM had a chance to learn opposing viewpoints on this matter.  This year, Caroline Sawyer, Terri Metzger and GEO 102 faculty in the Department of Communication, hosted a Persuasive Forum in which GEO 102 students had the opportunity to showcase their persuasive speaking skills. Annika Rubinska & Denisse Mendez and Anna Enmark & Stephen Rawling discussed the topic of the ban on single-use plastic grocery bags.  The Forum took place on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 during U-hour in ARTS 240. Audience members had the opportunity to take part by voting for the most persuasive side. 

See the Forum Video Here

Caroline Sawyer