IONA

Diane Ferrero-Paluzzi, PhD

Department Chair
Associate Professor (Speech Communication Studies)

PhD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2002
MA, University of Maine, Orono, 1998
BA, Hofstra University, 1995

Iona College
Department of Speech-Communication Studies
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Office: (914) 633-2053
E-mail dferrero-paluzzi@iona.edu

Office Location:
18 President Street Room 200

Office Hours:
Mondays 2 pm - 3:15 pm
Tuesdays 1:15 pm - 2 pm & 3:30 pm - 4 pm
Thursdays 9 am - 10 am
Fridays Noon - 1 pm
Also by appointment

Bio:
Dr. Ferrero-Paluzzi is the founder and director of the Speakers' Center and works with students and community members who have communication anxiety and/or want to improve public speaking delivery. She is a vocal coach, communication consultant, and accent modification professional.

Classes Taught:
SCS 101, SCS 205, SCS 230, SCS 231,SCS 301, SCS 302, SCS 304, SCS 323, SCS 346, SCS 360, SCS 363, SCS 370, SCS 380, SCS 401

Research Interests:

Dr. Ferrero-Paluzzi’s research interests include health communication, philosophy of communication, physician-patient relationships, communication apprehension, narrative storytelling, tourism, nonverbal communication, medical curricula, therapy dogs and aging in healthcare.

She is currently working with Professor Armiento-DeMaria on a project on using a therapy dog in the Speech Clinic as a way to stimulate speech production. Her Clinical Communication textbook will be released in the Fall of 2014

Licensures/Certifications:
HIPAA Certified, 2012

Publications:
  • Ferrero-Paluzzi, D. (2012) Clinical communication for the healthcare professional (under contract), Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Ferrero-Paluzzi, D. (2009).  Insturctor’s Manual for Real Communicator.  Bedford St. Martin’s.
  • Cianci, A. M. & Ferrero-Paluzzi, D. (2005). Metacommunication in hearing aid acquisition: Audiologists, patient and family. Kappa Omicron Nu. Available: http://www.kon.org/archives/forum/16-1/cianci.htm
  • Grunwald, J. & Ferrero-Paluzzi, D. (2005, 2012). Communicating with technology.  Allyn and Bacon/ Pearson Custom.           
  • Ferrero-Paluzzi, D. (2004). Using communication to explain psychotherapy. Carolinas Communication Annual, XX, 50-61.
  • Naming Rituals (2003) - Chapter in the Encyclopedia of Religious Rituals. Berkshire Publishing Group, Routledge.
  • Ferrero-Paluzzi, D. (September, 2002).  Gorgias' rhetoric: Is it the answer psychotherapists have been looking for?  Florida Communication Journal, 30 (2), 43-50.
  • Ferrero-Paluzzi, D.  (September, 2002) “Book Review – Collaborative Circles by Michael P. Farrell.” American Communication Journal www.acjounrnal.org.
Awards:
National Speakers Association Bill Gove Scholarship