Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Dr. Candace Todd has a BA in Peace Studies from Manchester College; an MA in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento; and a PhD in Communication Studies from The University of Iowa.
At LC, Dr. Todd teaches freshmen to senior level classes in Communication Studies including Small Group Communication, Media and Culture, Intercultural Communication, Environmental Communication, and Communication and Leadership, among others.
Dr. Todd’s research interests have always varied widely, from studying social movements to kindergarten rituals, and Presidential rhetoric to heroes (fictional and factual) as persuasive figures. She has turned her more recent focus on cross-disciplinary research into global warming and disaster leadership. In particular, she is pursuing case studies of the 1918-1919 Influenza pandemic and the Ebola pandemic of 2014.
Dr. Todd’s personal interests have also varied widely, from earning her black belt in karate to earning her EMT-B. Currently (when not working on research), her hobbies include reading, photography, and travel.