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Mara Loeb
Associate Professor
School of Humanities
WALK 2-115
318-342-3678
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Mara C Loeb, PhD
Associate Professor, Communication

Education

Ph D

1996, Performance Studies
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

MA

1985, Communication and Theatre Arts
University of Northern Iowa

BA

1983, Double Major: Art, and Communication and Theatre Arts.
University of Northern Iowa

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Mara Loeb first came to Monroe in 1986 having just completed her Master of Arts with a double major in Speech/Theatre and Art Education from the University of Northern Iowa.   She was recruited by ULM as a Theatre and Communication faculty member.  Her first years at ULM included duties as the Costumer in the theatre department as well as teaching both Communication and Theatre classes. 

After leaving to earn her Ph.D. at The University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, Dr. Loeb returned to Monroe as Communication Advocacy faculty.  She served for 12 years as the Director of International Student Programs and Services at ULM, and returned to the classroom full-time in 2013.  In 2017 she was made the Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Communication. The courses she currently teaches include Communication and Conflict, Intercultural Communication, Qualitative Research Methods, and Interpersonal Communication.  She is a qualitative researcher, and her research interests include Performance issues of Gender, Intercultural Communication, Storytelling, and Family Identities.

Licensure & Certification

Designated School Officials Training Course, SEVIS. (January 7 2001 - 2013)

Research Interests

Performance issues of Gender, Intercultural Communication, Conflict, Storytelling, and Family Identities.

Creative Works

Theatre - Perform, The Quilters, Sarah the matriarch, Monroe, LA, USA: C Airhart Studio Productions. (March 31 2016).
Music Performance - Participation, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Monroe, LA USA: LA Opera, ULM. (April 10 2016).
Art - Exhibition, One-Person, Goddess Series, Abita Springs, La. USA: The Women’s Center for Healing and Transformation. (May 1 2017).
Theatre - Perform, The Dixie Swim Club, Monroe, Louisiana, USA: Prime-Time Players, Quota Club regional Conference. (May 31 2013).
Theatre - Perform, The Cemetary Club, Monroe, Louisiana, USA: Prime-Time Players, Spyker Theater, ULM campus. (February 21 2014).
Art - Exhibition, One-Person, Featured Artist, Ouachita River Art Guild, West Monroe, Louisiana, USA: Ouachita River Art Guild. (January 1 2014).
Theatre - Perform, The Quilters, Monroe, La. USA: CAirhart Studios. (March 31 2016).
Series of 5 radio essays on WW I correspondence with period photos., Letters from WW I, Monroe, LA USA: Sponsored by the School of Humanities, ULM. (November 21 2014).
Wrote & performed in a series of 5 radio dramatizations of WW I letters with bridging content., Letters from WW I, Monroe, LA, USA: KEDM 90.3 Public Radio. (August 7 2014).
Theatre - Perform, An Evening of Eleven Short Stories, Spyker Theatre, ULM, Monroe, LA USA. (March 2 2013).
Theatre - Design costumes, Alice in Wonderland, large character heads, Monroe, Louisiana, USA: Airhart Studio Productions. (December 19 2010).

Recent Publications

Loeb, M. (2013). So You Want to get Organized? (pp. 1 B). MONROE: NewsStar.

Awards & Honors

October 2013 Membership.

April 2013 Award for Excellence in Service.

November 2010 Featured Artist.

October 2010 Featured Artist.

September 2010 Featured Artist.

October 2009 Featured Artist, best display.

May 2007 Outstanding Costume Design 2006-7 Season.

September 2001 Largest new team.

2000 named to Mayor's Commission on the Needs of Women.

1995 Marion Kleinau Theatre Award.

1992 Doctoral Fellowship.

May 1990 Outstanding Artist.

May 1989 Outstanding Researcher.

Courses Taught

CMST 1018INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, 15 course(s)

CMST 2001PUBLIC SPEAKING, 2 course(s)

CMST 3005Oral Interpretation, 2 course(s)

CMST 3010Communication And Conflict, 3 course(s)

CMST 4004INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 2 course(s)

CMST 5091Interpersonal Communication, 1 course(s)

CMST 5099THESIS, 3 course(s)

COMM 1010HONORS COMMUNICATION STUDIES, 3 course(s)

COMM 1018INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, 12 course(s)

COMM 2001PUBLIC SPEAKING, 15 course(s)

COMM 3010COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT, 4 course(s)

COMM 3070METHODS OF INVESTIGATION, 1 course(s)

COMM 4000COMMUNICATION CAPSTONE, 1 course(s)

COMM 4004INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 4 course(s)

COMM 5000PROSEMINAR IN COMM STUDIES, 1 course(s)

COMM 5001QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS, 5 course(s)

COMM 5093PROF COMM EXIT PROJECT, 2 course(s)

COMM 5099THESIS, 1 course(s)

SPCH 1018Interpersonal Commun, 2 course(s)

SPCH 3004Intercultural Communicat, 1 course(s)

SPCH 5004Intercultural Communicat, 1 course(s)