Annick Dupal

Annick Dupal has been teaching at JMU since 1998 and has been in her current position (lecturer) for the last eighteen years.  She teaches SCOM basic courses; SCOM 240 Introduction to Communication Theory; SCOM 241L Communication Theory lab; SCOM 242 Presentational Speaking; SCOM 245 Signs, Symbols, and Social Interactions; SCOM 248 Introduction to Intercultural Communication; SCOM 261 Public Relations Techniques I: Writing; SCOM 280 Intro to Communication Research; and SCOM 320 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication. She has taught screenplay writing for the School of Media Arts and Design in fall 2011.

Annick was the director of a short-term summer study-abroad program in Canada in 2005 and was faculty in residence in Antwerp, Belgium, in the spring of 2011.  She enjoys traveling and loves to combine work and pleasure. She was also FMIR in Florence, Italy, in the spring of 2015. On campus Annick is a freshman advisor, a major advisor to SCOM students, and was a faculty advisor to Phi Beta Delta, JMU's international scholars honors society for several years.

Annick holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Media and Foreign Languages from The American University (Washington, D.C.); a master's degree (M.A.) in International and Area Studies (Intercultural Communication) from BYU; and a second master's (M.S.) in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication from JMU. She is interested in college writing, technical writing, creative writing, intercultural communication, psychology and leadership issues.

Her work experience outside of JMU includes a stint at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s (!); administrative work at AU in its ESL department; PR writing for the now defunct Kennedy Center for International Studies in early 1990s and doing work as a freelance writer for a newspaper while her children were growing up. 

Annick has four daughters and a son. All girls have graduated from college, and her son is at VMI. Annick loves to read and write. She is a fan of fine dining, movies, museums, and exercise. With her husband John, she enjoys kayaking and spending evenings on the banks of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.

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