Cynthia Gaffney

Senior Lecturer
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051

Biography

Cynthia Gaffney earned her master's degree from Arizona State University in 1998. Her thesis titled "Sleeping Among Thorns and Blossoms: The Narrative Weave of Sexuality, Voice, and Action," discusses how narrative, specifically in the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty," instills a passive silence in women's voices.

Ms. Gaffney has been teaching undergraduate courses centered around message construction, persuasion, leadership and nonverbal communication since 1999. In addition, she serves along with Diane Gruber, as faculty advisor to Lambda Pi Eta, the communication honors society. 

Education

  • M.A. Arizona State University 1998
  • B.A. Arizona State University 1995

Courses

Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
COM 100 Intro to Human Communication
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 317 Nonverbal Communication
COM 382 Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 494 Special Topics
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
COM 309 Rhet/Interp/Methods-Commun
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 317 Nonverbal Communication
COM 342 Oral History and Storytelling
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 230 Small Group Communication
COM 342 Oral History and Storytelling
COM 382 Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 493 Honors Thesis
COM 494 Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
COM 309 Rhet/Interp/Methods-Commun
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 317 Nonverbal Communication
COM 394 Special Topics
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 342 Oral History and Storytelling
COM 382 Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 422 Advanced Argumentation
COM 494 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 100 Intro to Human Communication
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 317 Nonverbal Communication
COM 422 Advanced Argumentation
CMN 580 Practicum
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 207 Intro to Communication Inquiry
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 317 Nonverbal Communication
COM 319 Persuasion/Social Influence
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 100 Intro to Human Communication
COM 225 Public Speaking
COM 230 Small Group Communication
COM 317 Nonverbal Communication
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 225 Public Speaking
COM 430 Leadership Group Communication

Service

  • Lambda Pi Eta, Kappa Zeta Chapter, ASU at the West Campus, Faculty Advisor (2014 - 2018)
  • COMM Club, Faculty Adviser (2011 - 2013)